It’s time for another 131 Success Story! Each week we highlight a fantastic 131 Member 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 community, contact us: [email protected]. If you’ve taken back the word, “DIET,” we want to hear from you! Check out THIS story on healing reflux with food!
We hear all types of non-scale victories with the 131 Method. From improved energy to better sex (yep, that’s right!), we have have heard it all…until now. This devoted 131’er brought us a touching story that far exceeds our joy over her 18-pound weight loss. This is a story of her vocal healing (through healing reflux), lifelong IBS, and control over her emotional connection to food.
Overcoming 40 Years of Suffering
Hetty H. wrote to us to thank our team for her triumphant weight loss. Stuck at her weight for years, she had tried it all, and failed. As soon as the 131 came into her life, however, things began to change. “My greatest success is my struggle with IBS. My father struggled with it his entire life until he died at the age of 93. I figured it was my destiny to suffer too. I’d suffered 40 years already. In 1989, I had my worst day: 30 trips to the bathroom. I was scared to leave my house.” She began making dietary changes, always with the hope her condition would improve. Sometimes it would get a little better, but she was far from living pain-free. In 2004 she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue along with her existing IBS. Since joining the 131, her IBS has improved exponentially. “I can only remember maybe 3 or 4 times since I started the program that it flared….I no longer say that having IBS is ‘just how I am.’ I see an end to it permanently.”
A New Voice
The most surprising change came from healing her vocal chords. A stressful period at her job had her losing her voice by the end of each day. As an ex-smoker, she immediately got checked for cancer, and thankfully, got cleared. But her vocal chords were damaged, likely from years of reflux. She began working on relaxing, and seeing a speech therapist. Her doctor also recommended changing her diet to heal her relux. So she began the 131 Method, and her speech therapist completed further testing. To her surprise, Hetty had the most improvement during the time she was eating according to the 131 Method. “It clicked for me that my new way of eating produced less mucous, and I had no acid reflux, which allowed my voice to heal. I can sing again!”
She credits the lessons on emotional eating for her newfound “intuitive eating.” That intuitive approach helped her maintain her weight loss for several months. She’s going through the program again, and says she’s learning even more the second time around. Most people find their knowledge with the 131 Method. Hetty found that, and her voice, both of which are priceless to her and those around her. Who knew that we could add healing reflux to our list of 131 triumphs?!
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Check out the 131 Method. Instead of following a one-size-fits-all diet, try the anti-diet. You steer this ship under the guidance of Chalene Johnson and other experts. Happiness, health and confidence are within your reach.