I started working with Dr. Gutman as a 330 pound, 23 year old future law school student. I wish I could say that I took this huge step to improve my health. That would not be true. I did it for looks – to help me make a better impression on school interviews and job interviews. I wouldn’t say that I never tried to lose weight in the past, but the extent of my efforts was to replace white bread with whole wheat bread. Then someone told me about Dr. Gutman and Cleveland Nutrition. I have to admit, at first I was a bit skeptical that I would be able to stick to the program. I thought, “How can someone like me live without meat, chicken, or cheese??” But just one week into the program, I felt like I had been doing it my whole life. With the 100’s of recipes on the website, I never got bored of the food – there is such a variety of foods and flavors. From breakfasts to lunch, to dinners and desserts, ITS ALL THERE!!!

On June 10th, 2013, I weighed 329 pounds. Today, on July 7th, 2014, I weigh 210 pounds. Yup, I lost 120 pounds in just over a year. My BMI dropped from a staggering 44.5 to a manageable 28.5.

I now play basketball three times a week and go bike riding once a week. The difference in how I feel is tremendous. No more staying on one side of the court unable to run from side to side. Now, I’m the first one on defense and the first one back on offense. I have more energy and it shows in everything I do.

I never would have thought that I would one day be able to shop for clothing online without having to click on the BIG AND TALL link. I went from a size 18.5 shirt to a 16.5 slim fit. In polo and T-shirts, I went from a XXXL to a size Large!! And finally, I went from a size 54 waist to a size 42!! That’s right, I lost 12 inches on my waist!!

Dr. Gutman is always there for questions, advice, or just some good ol’ venting. I never for one second felt like I was doing this alone. This program is perfect for anyone who wants to lose weight in an efficient and healthy manner. People who haven’t seen me since before my weight loss literally do not recognize me when they see me. Their first question is usually, “so when did you get the lap band?” My answer to that is always, “I did it myself the healthy way – the Cleveland Nutrition way!!”


Note: Results may vary from person to person. There is no guarantee of specific results.