Obesity is a nationwide epidemic. Millions of Americans struggle to keep off the pounds. Some dieters spend small fortunes on weight loss products and see no results. But, there may be a light at the end of the tunnel. One Texas man has turned to water to lose weight.
It's a diet plan that's not supporting the weight loss industry.
Diet pills are not required, just what Blake Sylvia calls his fountain of youth.
"They're telling me I look 20 years younger which that's pretty exciting because I honestly feel 20 years younger," Sylvia said.
And you can get his weight loss secret straight from the fountain.
"It's been fairly easy because when you're not hungry It's easy not to overeat or stick to a specific program," Sylvia said.
It's called the Before, During and After diet, and the only thing needed to succeed is water.
"My self esteem is so much better than it once was I feel better about myself and when I see myself in the mirror," Sylvia said. "That hasn't always been the case."
Sylvia has transformed the expert advice of drinking eight glasses of water a day into three easy steps.
Drink one glass of water before, during, and after a meal.
The 41-year-old Baytown resident lost 70 pounds in 7 months.
Sylvia now weighs 200 pounds and he doesn't shy away from fattening food.
"I pretty much eat the foods I want to eat just not a whole lot of them," Sylvia said.
He now exercises on a regular basis and shares his success story with others
In hopes other people struggling to lose weight before the diet, will be healthier, with more self esteem during and after the program.
"It's definitely been life changing for me," Sylvia said.
For more information you can check out the Before, During, and After diet website at www.beforeduringandafter.com.
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