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After being overweight and feeling self-conscious most of her life, Shanna decided when she turned 25 that it was time to change her ways and checked herself into a Lindora weight loss clinic.
“I was always addicted to the wrong kinds of foods,” Shanna says. “It was a family thing. All of us loved to eat out, loved to snack.”
She says she started by eating a protein-based diet, counting carbohydrates and slowly incorporating exercise. In the past year and a half, she has lost 120 pounds.
“It’s people changing a vicious cycle of poor health into a virtuous cycle of good health," ER physician Dr. Travis Stork says. "You did that, and you are showing the results here today.”
Now, Shanna has a new weight loss goal. She makes a surprise emotional plea to her dad, Robert, who is in the audience, to commit to getting healthy.
Robert says he had lap band surgery and lost 80 pounds but admits he still has a long way to go. He has obstructive sleep apnea and takes medication for high blood pressure and cholesterol.
“We’re not as worried about a number. We’re worried about your health,” Dr. Travis says.
He explains that losing 10 percent of your body weight can help reduce your risk of diabetes, heart attack and stroke.
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