September 12th, 2018

// How 46-Year-Old Jeffrey Bird Overcame the Brink of Death by Changing His Diet

How 46-Year-Old Jeffrey Bird Overcame the Brink of Death by Changing His Diet

Former business man, turned personal trainer and pulmonary embolisms survivor, Jeff Bird, reveals how he lost a staggering 66lbs in just 6 months, despite going through personal hardships and a deep vein thrombosis diagnosis that had significantly impacted on his lifestyle and self-esteem. Mr Bird was able to shed weight by following a simple, clean eating dieting plan, combined with hard work and persistence after a sudden life re-evaluation.

The fitness trainer has now not only transformed his body, but also has a new lease on life. Mr Bird has expressed his past frustration towards his body image and thanks to a balanced eating program has changed his outlook completely, by allowing him to combat excess weight gained from years of taking antidepressants and medical treatments that he had endured over many years. He was able to bring his weight down from 282lbs to 191lbs in a relatively short amount of time.

“Through ‘life’ happening, I ended up with major depression that had lasted for many years. I would genuinely feel nothing, which would impact me on so many levels. I would just randomly start crying at home and often felt numb and disengaged throughout the day. It was a hard and never-ending period in my life, where I believed I was just existing for the sake of it. After getting my DVT’s and lung pulmonary embolisms diagnosis, I thought this is not going to be the end of me”, Bird says.

With a controlled meal plan, from 123Diet, Mr Bird says staying focused and ultimately not wanting to be the person he was any longer helped him to achieve his weight loss goals. He notes how having the support of 123Diet’s online community encouraged him to make a change for the better, in addition to a few online connections inspired him to actively work out.

“One night, I came across the 123Diet program and it’s online community through my Facebook newsfeed. I would frequently read other people’s stories, learning what they did and how it had affected them and changed their perspective completely after finishing the program. I had watched and followed the site rather sceptically for 6 weeks until I mustered up the confidence to give the product a go”.

Mr Bird thanks his change to the work of 123Diet, hard work and determination for his new and healthy lifestyle and outlook on life.

“Over my Journey so far, there have be ups and downs. There have been times where I wanted to stop due to whatever the reason was, but I knew I didn't want to be the person I had been for the past 42 years (at the time). I vowed to myself that I was not going to live the next 42 the same way”, he said.

“You don't have to be the person you have been for so long or stuck in the negative place you may be now...You can change and you can overcome anything you set your mind to…but only if you’re determined to make that change. I realised at such a later time in my life, but its advice that I pass onto everyone else now, it’s your time, it's your life, please make it count. Don’t be afraid to create the new, happier you, become the best version of yourself there has ever been”.

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