“Do these pants make my butt look big?” That’s just one of the witty quips from BioTrust Shape Up Challenge winner Howard Hedlund, who (since May 2017) has gone from 412 to under 200 pounds and quite literally become half the man he used to be! We are SO proud of Howard. He’s not only made a life-changing transformation, he’s been a magnet in our VIP group, literally attracting and inspiring many others and springing them to action and life-altering health changes of their own. In this episode of BioTrust Radio, we sit down with Howard, who shares a transparent view into the bleak, scary reality of being morbidly obese and the tools, tricks, and tactics he’s used to overcome obstacles and drop over 200 pounds in 17 months. Enjoy!
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“While becoming half the man I used to be, I have also become twice the man I used to be.” – Howard Hedlund
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“Since I started this journey with BioTrust in May of 2017, my goal and mantra have been to become ‘Less than half the man I used to be!’ I have battled obesity since childhood, and to be honest, I consider myself a food – especially sugar – addict. With the power of my arsenal of BioTrust products and with the help and support of the incredible BioTrust Community and Coaches, I can proudly and confidently say that I have passed that milestone – going from over 412 pounds now down under 200. To say that I’m thrilled would be an understatement. The road will offer many opportunities to stray, but I know now that I must continue: Onward, Forward & Downward!”
Here’s what you’ll learn in this episode:
- The event — the figurative straw that broke the camel’s back — that was the impetus to Howard losing over 200 pounds — going from morbidly obese to “half the man” he used to be.
- One of the single-most important resources for Howard’s success — and it’s NOT diet or exercise.
- Howard’s trick to combat stress eating and how he’s overcome his battle with food and sugar addiction.
- The first change Howard made in his incredible transformation.
- How Howard combats low self-esteem and negative self-talk.
- How social support has been a linchpin in Howard’s journey.
- How Howard uses creative “food substitutions” in the kitchen to make healthy eating fun, creative, and delicious.
- The one piece of advice that Howard would give to anyone else who’s struggling to lose weight — regardless of how much.
- The simple “trifecta” that’s been a key to Howard’s transformation.
- What the “fidget factor” is and how Howard has used it to help him.
- Howard’s favorite BioTrust supplements — including one that rivals a store-bought cinnamon bun and his favorite fish oil, which got him hooked on BioTrust.
- And much more!
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Resources from This Episode:
- Body Transformation Secrets of a Grand-Prize Winner – BioTrust Radio #10
- 6 Reasons You Hit a Weight Loss Plateau – BioTrust Radio #15
- Stress Management: 12 Proven Techniques to Conquer Everyday Stress – BioTrust Radio #40
- Food Addiction: Can You Actually Be Addicted to Food? – BioTrust Blog