Massachusetts Woman Chooses Cooking Light Diet, Loses 50 Pounds

September 24, 2015 | By | Comments (22)

Sometimes we get letters and comments from Cooking Light Diet community members that are just too good to be true. I’ll wipe my eyes, spin around in my chair (because rolly chairs are the best), settle in, and reread just to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating.

Such was the case with a letter from a Boston-area community member named Lisa. Lisa let us know that not only was she enjoying the Cooking Light Diet, but she was experiencing the most profound weight-loss results we’d heard yet. From January when she joined to September, Lisa had lost 50 pounds*. I immediately reached out to hear more of her phenomenal story.

Lisa

I’m assuming Lisa is smiling because she’s never met a plank challenge she couldn’t conquer.

I asked this veterinary clinic employee what she was enjoying most about the Cooking Light Diet, and she said she really enjoyed the emphasis on portion sizes and whole, natural foods. “I’ve done other [diets], like Weight Watchers, where you’re both trying to steer people towards healthy foods,” Lisa told me. “But this is how you do it. And this is what a good portion looks like. And I like that it’s mostly whole foods and not processed foods, although there are some convenience options.”

Lisa’s also enjoying trying the menu variety, picking up a few favorite recipes along the way. “The weird grilled turkey and cheese with mango chutney and Granny Smith apples? That’s really interesting and delicious, and I never would’ve put those together on my own,” she said. “I can’t say that I’ve had a bad meal. Obviously there are some that you tend towards and prefer, but there hasn’t been one that’s like, ‘Oh my God, I’m never making that again.'”

Grilled Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwiches

Grilled Turkey, Apple, and Cheddar Sandwiches, one of the many dinners Lisa has enjoyed on the Cooking Light Diet. Photo: Colin Clark.

And, of course, I had to hear more about Lisa’s incredible Cooking Light Diet weight-loss journey. “…It was a lot of work in the beginning, but just like anything else you get used to it,” Lisa told me. “And I started feeling better and losing weight, so it was kind of easy to keep it going after that,” she said.

“When I started, I was 193.6 pounds. When I weighed myself this morning, I was 143.6 pounds. …Yet the Cooking Light Diet doesn’t feel restrictive. Like I’ve said, the food is awesome, I’ve never felt hungry on it, and taking the time to cook is kind of distracting me from sitting on the couch after work.”

Not only is Lisa losing weight, she’s also exercising more. When I spoke to Lisa she was on the last day of a 30-day plank challenge. She completed a 5-minute plank. Go, Lisa! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing story with us. We tip our hats to you. Cheers!

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If you’d like to know more about the Cooking Light Diet, visit CookingLightDiet.com, or email us at feedback@cookinglightdiet.com. We’d love to hear from you! Have a great week.

*Members following the Cooking Light Diet, on average, lose more than half a pound per week.

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  11. Kym

    So before I sign up. Does my diet plan change should my activity increase or decrease? I cook for a family how should my husband’s portion size change if he also wants to lose weight? Are leftovers part of the plan or will I be cooking 3 meals a day rather than two that I do now as lunch is almost always a smaller portion of the previous nights dinner?

    October 17, 2015 at 6:40 am
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  14. Lisa

    Renecheriewman, 14 pounds is great! Loving to cook and being organized will help you go a long way. Keep it up. Homemade Mango Chutney?!? Sounds delish. I’m thinking you’ll find exercising will be easier for you sooner than that 35 pounds. Keep up the great work!

    October 2, 2015 at 5:42 pm
  15. Lisa

    Millie, I believe they did start the vegetarian version. It’ll ask your diet preferences and you can select vegetarian. No meat, but it can include dairy and eggs, I just checked.

    October 2, 2015 at 5:37 pm
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  17. Millie in the Desert

    I am waiting for the vegetarian plan to come out! Keep checking and they keep saying it’s coming, but so far, no joy! In the meantime, I too am on Weight Watchers. Come on Cooking Light, get that vegetarian version up and running🙂

    September 30, 2015 at 9:49 am
  18. renecherienewman

    I wish I had started in January Lisa! However, at least I started! Meal make-overs began for me on 8/23. I’ve lost 14 pounds and I’m on 1,200 calories per day – more than enough for me. I love to cook and I am organized. I’m also retired after working for 40 yrs, so I have the time to cook every night. Every meal is different if I want. It’s an adventure! I cook for one (me!). So, I divide the recipe ingredients by 4, if it serves 4 people. That way I am never tempted to go back for second portions. I take advantage of meat/fish sales. I cut up the portions and bag/label/freeze, so it’ll be on hand without major prep/defrost time. Today, I made a home-made mango chutney recipe for the turkey sandwich you mentioned. It made enough so that I could share, so my neighbor Charlie got a jar too! Right now, I’m also trying to be a bit more active. Once I lose about 35 pounds, excersizing will be easier for me too.

    September 28, 2015 at 8:23 pm
  19. Hazel

    Would like to lose 30 lbs

    September 27, 2015 at 11:52 pm
  20. Lisa

    Dale, you can do this. You can edit the meals so they’re simple to prepare, the food’s delish, so that helps. Just keep coming back to it, life happens, but your health and happiness are worth it. You got this.

    September 27, 2015 at 7:29 pm
  21. Dale

    I too am 189.6 I need to loose 50lbs and 5’2 help me get started I am not a cook but do like sandwiches and one skillet one casserole cooking…. Thank you

    September 27, 2015 at 11:48 am

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