Meet Andrea: A Slimband Success Story
“The Slimband procedure works because it helps you feel less hungry throughout the day, and when you do eat, it helps you to feel full faster,” says Andrea, Patient Support Manager for Slimband.
Andrea, 28, provides us with an inside look into her weight loss journey and how it enhanced her life and career.
Tell us about the challenges you have faced regarding your weight. I grew up dancing, and trained as a professional dancer, so my weight was not always an issue for me.
Then I started gaining weight in my early 20s, and the struggle to control my weight began.
I battled with my weight for over seven years before going ahead with the Slimband procedure.
I had tried working with a personal trainer, going to yoga, and I explored the many weightloss programs out there. At first, I would successfully lose the extra pounds, and then lose motivation and gain it all back again.
What made you decide to undergo the Slimband procedure? I was in denial about my weight issues and I didn’t think that I needed a solution like Slimband.
However after reading the many successful patient stories online, I realized that I too could potentially reach my weight loss goals with Slimband. That’s when I decided to undergo the procedure.
How has it affected your career and your life? Before Slimband, my failed attempts at losing weight made me doubt myself and what I was capable of.
Once I began to succeed with Slimband, I realized that I had more to offer and that success gave me the confidence to apply for the position of Patient Support Manager.
Being a patient myself allows me to better understand what our clients are going through in their weight loss journey.
How has having the Slimband procedure changed you? Prior to Slimband, I was hiding from life. I didn’t want others to see that I was unhappy being overweight.
I look at my photos from before the procedure and compare them to photos taken today, and seeing them side by side makes me realize just how far I have come.
Losing weight has allowed me to gain confidence in myself and has motivated me to continue to work towards my goals.
What advice would you give someone thinking about the Slimband procedure? If you are considering the Slimband procedure, my advice would be to not let fear or uncertainty hold you back.
The risks of living with obesity far outweigh the minimal risks of this procedure.
I wish that I had known about Slimband a long time ago, and it would not have taken me seven years to overcome my struggle with weight!
For more info and the rest of Andrea’s interview, visit slimband.com/andrea