Transformation of the Day: Tara lost 100 pounds. Her wake-up call came when her father had a stroke. She worked with an African-American nutritionist and joined a supportive gym in Houston, TX. Having guidance and support helped her get results.

Tara before and after weight loss

What was your motivation? What inspired you to keep going, even when you wanted to give up?
I have worked out off and on for a while but what made me focus is that my father had a stroke. I knew I had to get my life in order.

How did you change your eating habits?
I began by monitoring my food on MyFitnessPal. Then I partnered with an awesome nutritionist named Crystal Hadnott. So, I just followed the plan my nutritionist gave to me.

What did your workout routine consist of? How often did you work out?
I joined a local gym in Houston, Texas, and began going to exercise classes. The name of the gym is Reggie C Fitness, where I take HIIT, cardio, and weight lifting classes. 

What was your starting weight? What is your current weight?
I started at 362 pounds, and I currently weigh 261.7 pounds.

What is your height? 5’4 and 1/4″

When did you start your journey? How long did your transformation take?
I started this journey in March 2020.

Is weight loss surgery part of your journey?
No, I didn’t have weight loss surgery, but it wasn’t off the table.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned so far?
I learned that I am unstoppable, I love my family, and having an accountability partner is necessary.

What advice do you have for women who want to lose weight?
Just do it! Also, Join a supportive community, get an accountability partner, and work with a nutritionist.

Instagram: @betterteehealthierme 

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