The fab five

| February 28, 2007

Food Diary: Albert was consuming more than 4,200 calories per day and more than six times the daily recommended amount of sodium. His sugar, carbohydrate and protein intake exceeded the daily recommendations.

Diet: Whitfield put Albert on a 2,000-calorie – plus one can of soda pop – per day diet. She let him continue to enjoy sandwiches, only now he uses whole wheat bread and lean meat like turkey. He’s had to cut way back on cheese.

Fitness: Albert is adding short walks to his daily routine.

Progress: He is motivated by how much better he feels. The support of his family has been a great source of encouragement.

Tip from Albert: “Educate yourself about food labels. Read the calorie, sodium and fat contents of everything. And don’t use the salt shaker!”

Name: Terry and Carey Hill
Company: Swift Transportation
Location: San Antonio, Texas

The married team has been driving together for more than a year. They want to support each other as they strive to lose weight and become more fit.

Application highlight: “We know that to really be successful at losing weight we’ll have to change our lifestyle, not just our diet.”

Name: Terry Hill
Age: 35
Height: 5’7 1/2″
Weight: 289 pounds
Goal: Lose 100 pounds
So far he’s lost 10 pounds!

Food Diary: Terry was consuming more than 3,000 calories a day, two times the recommended sodium and saturated fat and way too much protein.

Diet: He’s eating 2,200 calories and was required to drop from whole milk to 2-percent. Instead, he’s now drinking only nonfat milk.

Fitness: Terry is adding short walks to his regular routine.

Progress: Terry grew up on a farm and really liked to drink whole milk. Once he got into the program, he decided to go all the way to the least fatty milk.

Tip from Terry: “You can change things you didn’t think possible!”

Name: Carey Hill
Age: 53
Height: 5’7″
Weight: 248 pounds
Goal: Lose 75 pounds

So far she’s lost 5 pounds!

Food diary: Carey was eating around 2,500 calories per day, not much fiber and twice the recommended sodium.

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