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advertisement “Don’t settle for what is considered inevitable. No matter how old you are – you are still in control of your life.” -Ellen, lost 48 lbs YES! YOU CAN LOSE WEIGHT AT ANY AGE! Story by Ellen Martin | Photo by Gerald Pope At 64, I tell others my age, “Don’t settle for what is considered inevitable. No matter how old you are – you are still in control of your life. Being overweight is not your destiny and can even be reversed! Yes, you’ll need sound advice... and yes, you’ll have to work a little harder to get and stay healthy. But it can be done. And it will change your life!” My journey began when, after trying and failing at other weight loss programs, I was introduced to 20/20 LifeStyles Online. Like many others my age, I had trouble losing weight. My doctor gave me two options: a lifetime of medications to correct my high blood pressure or lose weight and keep it off through a program like 20/20 LifeStyles and, hopefully, get off the meds. It took me seven months until I fi nally decided to look up the 20/20 LifeStyles program online. As I watched Dr. Dedomenico’s introductory video, I thought, “He’s talking to me!” I was amazed. I watched more videos, ordered the 20/20 protein shakes, downloaded the 20/20 App and got started. I enrolled in Essentials Plus, the online program that includes weekly reviews of my nutrition and lifestyle by a registered dietitian. Having that personal one-on-one contact on the App with my dietitian was great for accountability and encouragement, but AK_1015_FPAds01.indd 24 425.861.6258 the App also kept me honest by tracking everything I ate. Aside from the weekly contact with the dietitian, I was able to do everything else on my own. The App was the key to success! While other programs mainly stress weight loss, 20/20 LifeStyles recommends a lifestyle change. It’s a common sense, logical path to health. The videos are so straightforward. They don’t just tell you what you need to do, they tell you why you need to do it. You learn how your metabolic response is tied to diet, and how exercise and sleep have a tremendous impact on your success. Also, being hungry is not part of the program. That would only set you up for failure. Instead, nutrition guidelines are balanced so that you’re not starving. And you’re even forgiven when you go astray. Since beginning the program, I’ve been able to get off my blood pressure medication completely, which was huge since I’d been taking it for 10 years. Plus, I’ve lost 48 pounds to date. Now I can be a healthy wife, mother and grandma. And I feel great! Yes, online or in-person, 20/20 LifeStyles really works. As you get older, putting on weight and not being able to lose it doesn’t have to be inevitable. Change that destiny and get healthy. You can do it! Start losing today at Renowned cardiovascular surgeon Dr. Mark Dedomenico created 20/20 LifeStyles over 20 years ago to help people struggling with obesity- related metabolic disorders such as high cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension. 4455 148th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 9/11/15 11:08 AM