"I’ve been able to lose 59 lbs by eating a healthier diet that includes 310 Shakes. It truly feels amazing… I’ve been able to save my own life."
Tell us about your journey to better health…
I’ve been overweight since I was very young. Food was always a form of comfort for me and it reminded me of family and good times. As those times started happening less and less, I ate more and more. I became diabetic at age 12 and found myself in a coma for two weeks. Being told I couldn’t eat sweets just made me sneak them instead – and eat everything I wasn’t supposed to eat.
I became a single mom at age 19, which led to a lot of stress and more eating. At age 32, I faced tragedy when I went into kidney failure after giving birth to my daughter, and then she passed away shortly after. I started to give up at that point and didn’t care, until my son eventually made me realize that I had to get myself healthy for him.
What motivated you to make a change?
About 5 years into my dialysis treatments, my son came to me and begged me to try to get a kidney transplant. He had never asked me that before so of course I went to be evaluated. The transplant team told me that I didn’t qualify for a transplant because of my weight. The look of fear in my son’s eyes made me realize I had to do something.
Around that time, I learned about 310 Nutrition from Kim Zolciak promoting it, and decided to try the shakes. By eating a healthier diet including two shakes per day in place of regular meals, I ended up losing 65 lbs and received my kidney transplant on February 26, 2019 – a day I will never forget!
But after I received my transplant, I wasn’t able to use the shakes at first and gained weight. The levels in my new kidney and overall body went crazy and I had to have an emergency gastrectomy where 60% of my stomach was removed. It then became a challenge of what could I eat to save my life? I was staring at my pantry one day in tears afraid to eat and I saw my 310 Shakes! It was as if a light shined down and gave me a sign.
Tell us about your success!
When I started using 310 products I was 230 lbs – and my current weight is 171 lbs. Though it’s been a series of up and downs due to my health issues, I’ve been able to lose 59 lbs by eating a healthier diet that includes 310 Shakes. My goal weight is 155 lbs – so I only have 16 lbs left to go!
This process has been truly eye-opening for me. When I was first able to see my collar bone, I thought something was wrong with me! I hadn’t seen it in so long! I also have a favorite sweater that at one point was getting too small and now it fits me like a giant sweater nightgown! It truly feels amazing. I feel like I’ve accomplished something huge… I’ve been able to save my own life.
What do you love BEST about 310 shakes?
What I love best about 310 Shakes is that they’re so easy to make and taste delicious! I can make one on a busy day and then head out the door. Or, I can make one and enjoy it at home. Plus, it’s so easy to go online and order EVERYTHING you need in one spot for your journey!
Tell us about your healthy lifestyle routine…
When I started using 310, I was drinking two shakes per day, for breakfast and dinner, and then having a simple healthy lunch. I would make dinner for my family and put my portion away for the next day’s lunch. Now, I still try to do 1-2 shakes per day along with a healthy meal.
My shakes always have almond or cashew milk, Greek yogurt, fruit, and veggies. My meal usually consists of a protein like lean beef, chicken, turkey, or fish with a vegetable – and black beans are a favorite side dish in my home. Before my transplant, I used the 310 Metaboost for energy and it helped so much. I currently use the 310 MCT oil, 310 PB Powder, 310 Multivitamin, biotin, and 310 Turmeric. The 310 Lemonades are also amazing!
As for fitness, I typically exercise 4-5 days a week. I started working out after I received my 310 products. I walk for at least 30 minutes and alternate weight and resistance training on my upper and lower body, stomach, and back area.
Do you have a MUST-TRY shake recipe you’d like to share?
I love the 310 Vanilla or Vanilla Chai with 1/4 cup pineapple, 1 tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes, 1 cup unsweetened almond milk, and 1 cup of chopped zucchini. It tastes like a Pina Colada!
What does the 310 Community mean to you?
The 310 Community means everything to me! I’ve met the most amazing people who have become lifelong friends and family. Everyone is so supportive and there to help you whether you’re experiencing your lowest low or highest high. The "sisters" I have made are amazing! We have FaceTime calls and have taken trips to meet up, enjoy each other’s company, and share our 310 lifestyles. We are counting down the days until we can take another trip together!
Do you have advice for anyone just starting their journey?
My best advice for anyone just starting out on their journey is that you have to get out of your own head. You can do this! Trying is the first step, and the Community is there to show you how other people have succeeded, and also how they have fallen and gotten back up. Your journey is just that, YOURS. Don’t compare your Day 1 to anyone else’s but know that just getting up and trying means you’re doing great!
Ready to Try 310?!
Remember that becoming healthier is a journey, and we’re excited to be on it with you! Our 310 Try It All Kit is a great way to start your adventure because it allows you to try an assortment of products and flavors, to find your favorites upfront! It’s the perfect way to start cleaning up your diet and getting your health on track.
We covered all the bases with this kit. It includes a variety of flavors of 310 Meal Replacement Shakes; 310 Berry Juice packets including 70+ superfoods per serving; Water-enhancing Lemonades with no sugar or artificial sweeteners, minerals, and tea extract; Detox Teas to support optimal health; A 310 Shaker Cup to quickly make and take along all of your drinks; An e-book including easy-to-make healthy recipes; A phone session with a 310 Health Coach; and even a $10 gift card to 310! You can’t go wrong with this kit!
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