Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lessons from a Leading Woman -- Learn how Jinwen Tang incorporated Foot Massage to Get Healthy

What motivated you to lose weight?

I was pre-diabetic and starting to have symptoms of diabetes -- thirst, hunger and fatigue.

How did you change your diet?

I eliminated most carbohydrates from my diet.

What is your exercise routine?

I swim for 30 to 40 minutes each day around 5:00 and then I exercise for another hour around 8:00 p.m. I also incorporated a reflexology foot massage.

How did ASHA’s Biggest Loser campaign help you?

I had tried to lose the weight on my own, but I just couldn’t. Any weight I did lose, I’d gain right back. The Biggest Loser program provided the structure and support I needed. It helped me a lot.

What positive changes have you experienced?

• Glucose decreased from 104 to 94
• Waist circumference decreased 4 inches
• LDL increased from 132 to 143
• My pre-diabetes symptoms are all gone. I feel more energetic.

Have you met your goal?

Yes, I’ve basically eliminated my pre-diabetes symptoms and I don’t have to take any medication as long as I don’t eat carbohydrates. My weight loss goal was 15 pounds and I exceeded it.

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