*Average weight loss on the Optimal Weight 5 & 1 Plan® is 12 pounds. Clients are in weight loss, on average, for 12 weeks.

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Hi! My name is Mike Giambertone and I'm a Health Coach with Take Shape For Life. As a chiropractor, I have been teaching and preaching healthy habits and lifestyle for over 10 years. As you can see from my before picture, I wasn't exactly living it. My obsession with health came after watching my father pass at the age of 52 from atherosclerotic heart disease; that's hardening of the arteries and plaqueing caused by our typical American lifestyle. My heaviest was 245, but in that first picture I had lost 10lbs and felt pretty darn good. I even did a triathlon when I got down to 224. Still, I had hypertension and my cardiologist wanted to put me on medication. Given my family history, it's no wonder why he wanted to do this. But there had to be a better way. As a former collegiate athlete, I did what I knew, re-dedicate myself to the gym and start pounding the treadmill and weights again. To my dismay, the weight barely moved even while I was eating a healthy organic diet. A few months of this went by until I got a phone call from a good friend of mine, also a doctor. He was helping patients in his office with this new program that created health, not a lose weight quick scheme. I reluctantly decided to offer this to my patients after he asked me when the last time my powerful chiropractic adjustment helped a patient lose weight. He was right! Although I was helping my patients through chiropractic, I wasn't serving them as a whole. After seeing a handful of my own patients lose weight and begin to reduce medications, I put myself on the program. I experienced incredible results my first month and I was soon at my goal of 190lbs. I have been between 190-195 since March 7th of 2008 and enjoy LIVING again. If you are considering a program that is backed by science, recommended by over 20,000 doctors since 1980 and gives you your very own Health Coach (which doesn't cost you any additional money!), then this is the program for you!

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