Many adults who have difficulty with obtaining or maintaining a healthy weight have experienced struggles with weight throughout their lives. When a decision is made to lose weight and get healthier, it is often very challenging for people to know where to start and the process often involves trial and error and a lot of patience and persistence.
This is true for Cuyahoga Falls resident, Kim Noll, who began to notice her weight issues around the age of ten. Like any pre-teen, Kim desired to be accepted by her peers, but instead was subjected to bullying and always felt that her size and shape held her back. While her friends busied themselves with cartoons, clothes, make-up, and the like, Kim spent her time obsessing over whether or not she looked fat.
Kim’s weight issues followed her into adulthood, as she yo-yo dieted her way through college and experienced a roller coaster ride of weight loss and weight gain. It wasn’t until Kim found herself sitting on the sidelines as she watched her friends run a marathon, but wasn’t able to participate, that she decided that she had enough and was ready to change her life. She realized that she possessed all the power and desire she needed to make changes, but lacked the education, support, and guidance she needed to be truly successful.
When Kim discovered CalorieCount.com in January 2012, at 26 years old and 196 lbs, she quickly realized that she was on to something. CalorieCount.com is a free online resource that offers health and wellness information to encourage people to live a healthy lifestyle. The website serves as a personal diet program, nutrition coach, and workout partner. Plus, with an online community of more than 5 million members, there is never a lack of support as members strive to meet their goals. This is exactly what Kim needed, although she was a bit nervous about it at first. Kim was hesitant to publish her daily food selections online, but quickly gained the encouragement and support she needed, without judgment, as she realized the importance of being accountable for her choices.
Fourteen months later, Kim was down to 135 lbs and has been able to effectively maintain her weight. Throughout the process, Kim realized that she accomplished so much more than a smaller number on the scale. She learned to value herself and her body, not only for how she looks, but also for how she feels and what she can do. Kim now measures her success by the number of challenging yoga postures she can perform and the distance she is able to run each week.
CalorieCount.com maintains a database of nutrition facts and food labels for more than 250,000 foods, and offers a personalized food journal, exercise log, and weight tracker, as well as a diet analysis to determine your calorie requirements, recommendations, daily calorie count, and progress. For convenience, the website also offers mobile apps to help you stay on track while you’re on the go, as well as a host of other useful features.
For more information and to experience a life-changing experience just like Kim Noll, visit www.CalorieCount.com and register for your free account today.