It’s time for another 131 Method Success Story! Each week we highlight a fantastic transformation. Our hope is that these real-life stories inspire you to commit to your best-self once and for all. Here, we celebrate the scale, and non-scale, victories that bring people to a new level of overall wellness and happiness. If you have a story to share with us and our 131 community, contact us here. If you’ve taken back the word, “DIET,” we want to hear from you!
Kellye H. found the 131 Method after exhausting every single diet out there on the market, literally. If there was a restrictive or pre-programmed plan available, Kellye tried it, and failed. “At first I was scared because this plan had fewer rules. I was used to previous diets telling me what was good and bad, how many macros I needed, or specific calories per meal, and this program didn’t do that.” The two major hallmarks of the 131—science and support—led her to finally experience her first breakthrough. “Ashley Sweeney and all the RDs on staff helped so much. There was no guessing because Ashley broke down complicated subjects into easy to understand lessons, and the staff of RDs answered questions in the community forum every day. We were never alone.”
Psychotherapist Lessons Helped Her Overcome Trauma
Kellye benefited greatly from the unique lessons taught by Dr. Mcayla Sarno, a psychotherapist who specializes in brain training, mindset and eating disorders. A longtime binge eater, Kellye felt like the lessons spoke directly to her, and that they were as valuable as actual one-on-one therapy. Like many people who binge eat to numb feelings of fear and pain, Kellye experienced a childhood trauma that set her up for a lifelong struggle with food. “I’m no longer a slave to food to numb my feelings. I’ve learned to FEEL what I’m experiencing, so food doesn’t have to be my coping mechanism. I have freedom I’ve never had before. I always thought I was destined to be someone who couldn’t control her eating, but I now know that just isn’t true. I’m finally free from my unhealthy relationship with food.”
Adopting New Habits
She attributes her success to adopting the habits of healthy people, and sticking with them. They may sound simple, but if they were, everyone would do them (and we know, not everyone does). It takes hearing the “why” over and over, and from the experts, to make routines a habit. It was the engaging repetition that helped it all stick. So now, Kellye drinks water all day, eats intuitively, phases her diet and doesn’t turn to food for emotional comfort. She’s lost 55 pounds and is still losing!
Other programs have you blindly follow a one-size-fits-all approach. People are so desperate for results, they often dive right in before asking one simple question: Am I like everyone else, or maybe, just maybe, am I designed as different as a snowflake? When you get right down to it, of course we’re all different. Our genders, hormones, heredity, age, gut health and metabolisms, are completely different. So why, then, would it make sense to eat like other people and expect the same results? These questions become crystal clear as a student of the 131 Method. But until you experience it for yourself, you simply don’t know the right questions to ask, because no one has ever created a program like this.
Friends & Family
Kellye is proud to be an example for friends and family. Her mom lost 10 pounds and only has 5 more to go. Her father began eating better and gave up a longtime addiction to diet soda. She has 10 friends who also went through the program, all of whom experienced positive results. “This isn’t a program that makes you feel ‘bad’ for what you eat. You don’t have strict rules to follow. You simply learn how your body works best, and then you WANT to make the right decisions for your body.”
Freedom to Play
We’ve all heard the saying, “when you know better, you do better.” It’s hard to learn the science and know what’s best for you and continue to ignore it like you did before you had the facts. This program keeps you motivated because the evidence is there in black and white. Just take the leap, listen to the lessons, and implement what’s best for your unique body. “I never used to get on the floor to play with my kids because it hurt too much to get down and back up, but now I can. That’s possibly the best part of this entire experience.”
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Results vary based on starting point and effort.