Carissa Luis Cabud – Testimonial
Truly a Life-changing Journey
“I wasn’t your typical fit girl to say the least. I started going through a weight loss journey 3 years ago. I was massive. Standing at a small frame of 4 feet 11 inches, I easily tipped the scale at a whopping 228 lbs (103kgs).
I was considered morbidly obese yet I remained in denial. I thought everything was fine. As long as I’m happy, I didn’t care what anybody else thought. I would brush them off and tell myself, ‘Yes I’m fat. So what?’ That was my attitude back then. I didn’t know my dismissiveness would be bear consequences.
It all started way back at a time when I had an immense love for sisig. It was thanks to this binging fest that I had a wake-up call. I ate sizzling sisig for 3 days straight and before I knew it, I started to have frequent headaches. I thought it was just because of stress until a company nurse checked my blood pressure. It really hit me hard when the meter read 160/100. I was advised to get checked after a few days and the doctor who handled my case flat out said that if I didn’t make a drastic lifestyle change, I’d die young. [#cuedramamusichere]
My world literally stopped. I used to think I was invincible. Knowing that my life might be cut short because of the way I was living instantly gave me chills. I decided that enough is enough. I needed to do something about this – I didn’t want to be known as the fat girl for the rest of my life.
I decided to watch what I ate. I even cut back on all the processed foods. I lessened my sugar intake and all that jazz. I also did my best to be active. I went to the gym, hired a personal trainer, did weight and strength training. Seriously – it was all blood, sweat and tears. After doing it for quite some time, I noticed that my body was already used to my routine. That’s where I started experiencing a plateau. I knew I needed to do something else – possibly something that’s even more drastic.
Fortunately, before I started relying on more desperate measures, one of my closest friends recommended the Cohen program. She was starting her journey back then. I was very skeptical at first, having tried so many diets in the past but I was finally convinced when I saw her 6 months later.