“I dropped from a size 24 to a 14!”
Walking out of the airport into the San Diego heat, Dawn Drew felt tired, sweaty and sore. Her thighs rubbed against each other painfully with each step. This is horrible, she thought. Why can’t I get my weight under control?
Dawn had long been a yo-yo dieter. “Oprah is like my best friend—we both lost 70 pounds the same year and regained it the next,” she jokes. But at 60 years old and struggling to manage prediabetes and osteoarthritis, Dawn knew the need to lose weight was no laughing matter.
To get her health back on track, Dawn worked with nutritionist Heather Fink, R.D., to create a sensible eating plan that included healthy fat sources, like omega-6– rich almonds in her yogurt and sunflower seeds in her salads. Soon, she noticed her constant cravings relent. “Once I was feeding my body what it needed, I wasn’t in a frenzy to eat anymore.”
Ultimately, Dawn melted 9 inches from her hips and lost more than 100 pounds—all without exercise. Now she is focused on the future, looking forward to retiring and traveling to Italy. “Being able to walk the neighborhood without hurting is a miracle. I feel free. I am 100% confident for the first time in my life!”