Success Stories

A lot can happen in 12 months. Your whole life can change.

Our program participants aren’t movie stars or celebrities. They are regular people like you who have struggled to maintain a balance of family, work, healthy eating, and exercise. For some, it meant changing lifelong habits. For others, it meant learning some simple new tips and ideas to incorporate good habits into their lives. Their stories follow.

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Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I’m sad that my year with Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes has come to an end today. What a life-changing year it has been. In the midst of a global pandemic, this program helped me to manage the stress and isolation, and instead of gaining weight, as I feared that I would, I lost 28 lbs., reducing my BMI by more than 5 points, and shedding… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: “I’ve gotten so many great tips from the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes lessons and from our instructor, Heather. The one tip that really worked best for me is “The first bite tastes best.” Now, I cut up one cookie into six bite-sized pieces. I store it in the freezer. When I want to indulge myself, I take one piece and SAVOR it. Knowing that the… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from an Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: “Kelly was an inspiring leader during a challenging year. Kudos to all who were involved. My doctor loves the fact that I lost 15 pounds and feels that my health is definitely better as a result. I am so grateful to have been a part of this. Although, we were not in-person Kelly made an effort to learn who we are as individuals & to bond us… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I started taking this class several months ago. I have learned so much about health and nutrition! The main changes that I have made after this class has been– eating wheat bread instead of white bread, drinking more water, trying to limit myself to only 1 soft drink daily, walking at least 2-3 times a week, limiting my portions daily, and only going through a drive-thru… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am just about to complete Phase I of the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program. I have attended the Thursday evening class with Heather. She is an amazing teacher and motivator.  I joined this class not just to lose weight but I do NOT want to develop type 2 diabetes. My brother currently has very bad health issues related to diabetes.  I participated in the Eat Smart,… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I’m so thankful for Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes! I’ve been maintaining for weeks now and I keep reminding myself that if I stay with the 25 lb weight loss for the rest of the year, I’m still a winner! I will continue living the ESMMPD way for the rest of my life. This is the first time in over 30 years that I’ve been… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I can’t believe my year with Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes has come to a close. I’m so glad I stuck with this program and my instructor. I have tried many diets and lost weight only to gain it back. With this program, I have lost 15 pounds, gotten my BMI under 25, learned to eat healthier, brought my A1C down, and just feel better… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: My energy level is definitely rising and I am sleeping better which is helping my ability to cope with stress. I’m looking forward to the next session on stress management. I am so glad that I signed up for this course!! – Nancy, a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant You may also enjoy: “I have lost over 20 lbs and my A1c has… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a current Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I just got back from my doctor’s office where I had my annual physical today.  My blood work showed a huge improvement over a year ago.  My HbA1C is now 5.6 and it was 6.0. This means that I no longer have pre-diabetes!!!  My blood pressure is 106/75, down from 120/80!!! And my total cholesterol dropped 30 points, was 235 now 205!!!  The 10-pound weight loss is responsible for lowering… Continue reading »

Below is a testimonial from a past Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes participant: I am motivated to continue developing a healthy lifestyle for years to come! During the Eat Smart, Move More, Prevent Diabetes program, I lost 20 pounds (more than 10% of my starting weight), decreased my waistline by 2 inches, lowered my blood pressure, and reduced my BMI by 3 points.  ESMMPD made a difference in my life!  I am surprised that I find it so easy… Continue reading »