Preeti dropped 12 kgs in 3 months
“I lost 10 kgs in the first 45 days and my HbA1C was in normal levels within a month of starting the protocol. I have already lost 12+ kgs and I am getting stronger“
- Severe allergies
- Multiple failed attempts at weight loss
Preeti had been overweight / obese most of her life. She had tried many things in the past 2 decades including aerobics, VLCC, gym, weight watchers, Paleo, Whole30, Keto, bootcamp style gym and more. You name it and she had tried it! With her first pregnancy 6 years ago, she developed gestational diabetes which returned as full blown diabetes 8 months after her son was born. She had been struggling with weight loss and unstable blood sugar levels since then, despite being on Keto.
Preeti’s analysis showed that she had severe insulin resistance due to her past attempts at weight loss with a ketogenic diet, her liver function was compromised as well. Her immune system was over activated and was triggering allergy symptoms.
Customized protocol to calm the immune system and bring down insulin resistance
We started Preeti on an elimination protocol aimed at calming her immune system down. The next step was to put her on a low fat protocol to bring down her insulin resistance while increasing her intake of whole, unprocessed, antioxidant rich foods. We added probiotics to specifically help with allergies in her supplement schedule. We ensured she switched to toxin free personal care products which helped her immune system calm down and further reduced her inflammation.
The Healing Process
Preeti lost 7 kgs within the first 15 days, and her allergy symptoms (itchy ears, morning sniffles, running nose and sneezing had disappeared). In 20 days, her fasting blood sugar was down to the 96-98 from 126 (day one reading). With the elimination diet Preeti successfully learnt what impact different foods had on her body and in doing so learnt which foods healed and which foods harmed her body. As a working mom in the USA, she needed a little extra support from Thrive in planning her daily menu and after a couple of weeks, she got the hang of this too. She even took a mid protocol vacation and carried her safe food with her so that she wouldn’t have to go off protocol.
By the end of 3 months Preeti had lost a total of 12 kgs and her HbA1c was at 5.5, well within optimal levels, fully reversed from her earlier diabetic levels something that had never happened in all her past attempts. She continued to lose weight even and in fact become a role model for people within her social network, quite a few of Thrive’s later clients were Preeti’s referrals.
The Road Ahead
Preeti had dreams of having a second baby but had been medically advised against it due her diabetes and excess weight. With the amazing turnaround in her blood sugar levels, not only did the docs give her a go ahead, she’s currently expecting her second child. Inspired by the stellar results in Preeti’s health, her husband followed suit and started eating what she was eating and started noticing tangible results in his health too.
Her opinion about Thrive
Thrive’s team supported me through out this journey, answered all my questions, and helped me to figure out what works for me and what does not on daily basis. Everybody is different, a single diet plan or exercise regime may not work for everyone. You just need to figure out what works for you and Thrive helps you figure that out. I have a long way to go, but now I know that I am finally on the right path.