Like many, I’ve struggled with my weight all my life. I’ve tried every diet there ever was including starving myself and I succeeded with none. Late in 2012 I saw a co-worker who had lost a lot of weight. I congratulated her and asked her how she did it and she told me about this “wonderful life saving” doctor. That was Doctor Lopez. I got all the information and called to make an appointment for after the holidays. I will never forget that first appointment on January 18th 2013, which was the day that changed my life forever. I was the highest weight I’d ever been in my life and I knew it. I’ve always been in good health but lately had aches and pains I’d never had before and knew it was the weight causing them. I felt physically defeated and more so mentally defeated. I met Doctor Lopez and explained that first I had gained and lost 50 plus pounds not once but twice in 15 years and this time, the third time was going to be the charm, I was done being fat! I also explained I read every food label and have since I could practically read and know what’s bad and good. I knew about portion control, exercise, 3 meals a day, and the whole gamut. I was never really a fast food eater, didn’t have much of a sweet tooth and that for the most part I ate healthy but the weight just wasn’t moving. So with that Doctor Lopez gave me a science lesson. She explained to me about how protein and carbs affect the body, how the cells work, how amino acids work, I felt like I was back in school, but it all made sense! Four simple words, more protein than carbs. I then realized what I thought was healthy eating, wasn’t. I was eating more carbs than protein, I had been doing it to myself. I left her office that day armed with new knowledge, a new outlook on eating and the determination I was going to make Doctor Lopez’s plan work! I started the next day eating the recommended protein in the portion advised, taking the vitamins she recommended, writing everything in a journal to be sure I was eating more protein than carbs and my journey began. I stuck with the plan, had a monthly appointment with Doctor Lopez who continued to guide me as I reached new lower weight levels. When I hit a plateau Doctor Lopez was able to offer me ideas and encouragement to push thru those times. 9 months later, I have lost 75 pounds and 15 inches! And I feel fantastic! Also for me I’ve experienced some other wonderful effects from this eating plan. My nails are long and strong, my hair is thicker and shinier. Doctor Lopez gave me a new lease on life. I couldn’t have done this without her education and the care I received at Life’s Medicine. This is my eating plan for life! Anyone can follow Doctor Lopez’s plan, you just have to want to and remember the four simple words…..More protein than carbs!