Overcoming MS with Sustainable Nutrition – Jessica Philpot
We’ve posted once before about Jessica Philpot’s amazing weight loss progress and recovery from MS (Multiple Sclerosis). But her journey is truly phenomenal and is more than deserving of this update. One of the things we love about our nutrition program is the opportunity it gives people to change their lives forever. Sure, we’re always happy for clients when they reach their body composition and fitness goals, but when we get updates from our clients 2, 3, 4+ years later and they’re still making progress with their health, still enjoying the way they eat and haven’t reverted back to old habits. Well that fills us with more joy than you could possibly imagine.
To give you a little back story, we met Jess at a nutrition seminar in Louisville back in July 2017. A fellow advocate of flexible eating and client of ours, Taylor Haydock, had helped us in setting it up and invited us to speak in front of a large audience – all women – who were excited to learn about the possibility of following in Taylor’s footsteps and finally dropping unwanted pounds that dieting had been largely unsuccessful in allowing them to achieve.
Jessica Philpot suffered from MS and her symptoms of the disease were exacerbated by her overeating and excess weight. At the time, her Doctor had categorized her in the “morbidly obsess” category on the BMI chart. When we met her she could barely walk! MS and obesity was severely impacting her life, keeping her from work and being the mother she wanted to be. Her Doctor was at the point of recommending bariatric surgery as Jess wasn’t having any success with various diets out there often prescribed for health reasons. Taylor encouraged Jess to come and listen to our nutrition seminar and give Own Your Eating a try.
Jess listened intently and after our seminar told us she was going to get started right away. And she did. We’d see her post updates from time to time in the group on Facebook.
[click_to_tweet tweet=”My entire life has changed. People in public even treat me differently. I went from a size 28 to a 12! I love getting to buy clothes on the non plus sized side of the women’s section in the store. #flexibledieting #ownyoureating #MSrecovery ” quote=”My entire life has changed. People in public even treat me differently. I went from a size 28 to a 12! I love getting to buy clothes on the non plus sized side of the women’s section in the store. ” theme=”style1″]
Here’s Jess’s most recent update in April 2019.
[click_to_tweet tweet=”Don’t be afraid to try it. It really works. You will get to enjoy the foods you love and still be on the journey to a healthy weight! It isn’t a diet but a lifestyle. #ownyoureating #itsalifestyle #weightlossjourney” quote=”Don’t be afraid to try it. It really works. You will get to enjoy the foods you love and still be on the journey to a healthy weight! It isn’t a diet but a lifestyle.” theme=”style2″]