By Connie, on Virta for 8 months
I am no stranger to extreme diets. I’ve starved myself in order to lose weight, and I’ve even cut my carbs down to less than 20 grams/day to lower my blood sugar. And though I would sometimes lose 30 pounds in a few weeks, I was doing it alone, and I couldn’t keep up with it. Eventually, I would always gain that weight back, and my blood sugar would sit as high as 200 mg/dL regularly.
I’m here to tell you that Virta is unlike anything I’ve tried before, and the best word to describe it is simply, “Wow.” I’ve lost 65 pounds and lowered my A1c from 7.8% to 5.4%. But the most important thing is that after 8 months of being on Virta, I find it as doable as ever, and I have no plans to stop.
Virta works so well because I am not alone. My Virta health coach, Dorsa, is an invaluable support system. I’m able to message her any time I have questions, or if I find myself in situations where I may have trouble sticking to my Virta plan. She helps me work through it so I can still enjoy my life, but continue to succeed. I would not be where I am today without her.
I’m happier now and feel better than I ever thought possible. I have so much more energy, which I use to keep up with my grandkids. I used to be the person that just wanted to sit at home, but now, I look forward to going out to explore my neighborhood, and even the world. Virta is my future and my forever–I could never go back to being the person I was before starting Virta.