Healthy Habit Heroes: George’s Story

Welcome back to our “Healthy Habit Heroes” blog series, where we share members’ stories, in their own words, about their experiences with Yes Health

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For years, George hadn’t been satisfied with his self-described “dad bod.” Now after finding Yes Health and finishing our 16-week program, he’s starting 2017 10 pounds lighter, two inches slimmer around the waist and craving fruits and veggies more than he ever thought possible.

“It hasn’t been easy to find a wellness program that motivates me and fits with my busy life as a Silicon Valley tech executive and single dad to two boys. A dear friend of mine told me about Yes Health and I decided to give it a try.

I’m amazed by the personalized attention I’ve received. From the start, I felt a human connection with the coaches that doesn’t exist in other programs. And I’ve learned that small changes really can make a big difference. For me, it’s cutting out the “daddy tax” from my diet. You know, when your kids ask if they can have french fries and you make them pay the “daddy tax” by taking a few for yourself. 

I love that all I need is my phone to take a picture of my meals and get instant coach feedback. Now my friends, co-workers and family all know what I’m doing when I bust out my phone at the table. My boys are always excited to know, “Is it a green Daddy? Is it a green?!” I like the feeling of self respect I get when I prepare a balanced meal and artfully plate it for my photo. Sometimes keeping the fridge stocked with healthy stuff can be challenging, so I’m compensating by shopping more frequently, because, man, it’s tough to get a “green” rating from the coaches without veggies or fruit. 

In November, I went to Yosemite to hike with my sons. I can be very active, but my exercise routine has peaks and valleys. I hadn’t been working out a lot leading up to our trip and thought I might struggle. I was amazed by how strong I was on the trails. I attribute this to a much healthier diet. I’ve never felt such a positive impact from improved nutrition. Thanks to the Yes Health coaches for helping me make healthy changes I can stick with for the long haul.


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