“Thank you, Nutrisystem, for giving me back my life.”

Article posted in: Success Stories - Men
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When Alan Reliford was told by his orthopedist that he had to give up basketball—his favorite pastime—he was devastated. Though he’d been athletic most of his life, he was also struggling with his weight and all those extra pounds were putting too much pressure on his knees. Alan knew he had to make some important changes. Fortunately, Nutrisystem made it easy for him to do. Now, Alan says he’s playing ball five days a week. Through self-control and healthy eating habits, Alan changed his life.

By Alan Reliford

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Alan was told by his doctor that he would have to give up playing basketball due to side effects from his weight.

I have been very athletic all of my life. My favorite pastime is playing basketball with the guys at my church, but I have struggled for years to try get my weight under 300 pounds. I had problems with my knees, I snored, and I would wake up in the middle of the night choking on stomach acid from my acid reflux. I would get tired very easily and basically had no energy to do anything physical. The day my orthopedist told me that I would never be able to play basketball again broke my heart, and it took all I had not to break down in his office.

I had been seeing the Nutrisystem commercials and even called a few times just to see what it was all about. I finally talked myself into trying the program. I had nothing to lose but weight.

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Now, Alan is back to playing basketball five times a week!

The first month I didn’t even exercise and lost an amazing 20 pounds. I could not believe how fast and easy it was. I am now down 90 pounds,* and I feel great! I play basketball five times a week, and I can do an hour straight on the treadmill without even being out of breath. I no longer wake up in the middle of the night with reflux problems. I look and feel like a totally new person.

What Nutrisystem has taught me was not a quick fix, but a lifelong lesson on self-control and healthy eating habits. I am a living, breathing Nutrisystem commercial, and I tell everyone with pride that the program works.

Thank you Nutrisystem for giving me back my life, my health, and the pastime that I love doing.

*Real Success Story. Weight lost on prior program. Expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week.

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