Paul Zelko Age:49 Clinic:The Ideal Weigh - Mt Juliet - Mount Juliet, TN
Starting Weight:291.2 lbs
Current Weight:208.4 lbs
I have battled weight issues all my life. In high school I was an active athlete, but after graduating it was a constant struggle to keep my weight in check. With lifestyle changes (marriage and a career with heavy travel), I have been 50-90 lbs. overweight for the past 20 years. Three years ago I lost 50 lbs., but failed to keep it off and within 3 months, my weight was back up again. I heard about Ideal Protein through co-workers who were successful on the program. In October 2017, my wife, Melanie, and I decided to get serious about our weight loss and enrolled in IP. We decided we were not going to “wait until after the holidays.” If we could be successful through the toughest time of the year (holidays and winter), when we rolled into the new year, we would already be well on our way to success.
"I am active again, and I feel better. Getting exercise has helped me to maintain myself, and because I am not carrying around an extra 80-90 lbs., I see the progress in my performance. "
Lifestyle Building - Losing the weight
Nothing "surprised" me about the journey. Understanding and comprehending the science was fantastic to me. Knowing how the pancreas reacts to sugars and carbs and how the program counters this helped me to understand why it is successful.
Lifestyle Living - Keeping the weight off
As I transitioned to maintenance, I started running again. I’ve been maintaining a weight of 208 for over two months, and I have shaved 12 minutes off my 5K run times. Though I’ve never had “high” blood pressure, I have been borderline high because I have been overweight for so long. My last blood pressure check was 110/68.
*The results are those of the individual that is identified. Typical results vary up to 6 and 8 pounds lost during the first two weeks and up to 2 pounds per week thereafter when the IdealProtein® WeightLoss Protocol is followed properly. You should consult your physician or other healthcare professional before starting this or any other diet program to determine if it is right for your needs.