It’s time for another 131 Method Success Story! Each week we highlight a fantastic 131 Method 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 131 Method community, contact us at [email protected] If you’ve taken back the word, “DIET,” we want to hear from you!
Shamra H. is a wife and mother who not only lost 50 pounds, but got control of her life thanks to the 131 Method. Her non-scale victories include improving the hypothyroidism and PCOS she’s suffered from for the past 11 years. She says, “I finally feel like myself again and that is priceless.” Both disorders contribute to weight loss resistance, but each carry with it a whole host of side effects that make everyday life painful, both mentally and physically.
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome) isn’t fully understood, making it difficult to cure. The symptoms include: acne, weight gain, infertility, thinning hair, depression and diabetes. Doctors often treat it with high doses of meds designed to control blood sugar to regulate the hormones that are out of whack and causing the syndrome. As discussed in several 131 Method lessons, hormones can, and often do, change once someone implements a proper eating protocol.
Hypothyroidism cannot always be cured, but it can certainly be controlled. Symptoms include weight gain, brain fog, dry skin, chills and depression, and finding the right balance of medications is a long and delicate process that weighs heavily on most patients because they’re often a human guinea pig for at least a year, bouncing from hypo to hyper in their desperate attempt to just “feel normal.”
Shamra says the difference between the 131 Method program and everything else she’s tried over the years is the science. “I just couldn’t get enough!” Dr. Bush and Dr. Amen really resonated with her, and as a result, she’s adopted daily habits that she’s kept for several months, all of which contribute to her sustained weight loss. Intermittent fasting, daily morning walks, 3-4 water bottles per day and daily personal development keep the weight off and her previous symptoms at bay. But perhaps the best part for Shamra is the newfound energy she has for her 6-year-old son.
While she never set out to inspire people, Shamra did just that with her drastic weight loss. She went through the program with her two best friends, and inspired her sisters and husband to take the leap. “As a lifer, I just knew I had to be part of the program, and as luck would have it, I got into the first round.”
Shamra’s success tells us many things: reversal of illnesses is possible, tackling the program with friends and family makes all the difference, and maintenance becomes reality when you base your actions on science.
Her best advice to anyone on the fence about starting the program: “this is like nothing I have ever tried before. It has been completely life-changing, so just take a leap of faith. Chalene won’t let you down.”
If Shamra’s story resonated with you, and you’re suffering from syndromes that rob you of joy, click here for more information.