We sat down with Rachel Silber, a 53-year-old lactation consultant from Maryland, to discuss how Lumen helped her lose 70 pounds and regain her health.
Rachel is an active member of Lumen’s Community and has an incredible story of perseverance and personal growth. Marathons later, read on to see how Rachel left fad diets in the dust to embark on a more empowering, sustainable wellness journey.
I tried countless diets, supplements, and exercise routines, (you name it, I probably tried it) but nothing seemed to work. Back in the day, I was a marathon runner and avid fitness enthusiast. However, doctors told me that I was burnt out and should stop all forms of over-exercise. I was constantly feeling fatigued, bloated, and unable to lose weight, no matter what I did. I felt defeated and frustrated - but refused to give up.
I knew there just had to be a solution out there - for me. I stumbled on Lumen, a solution for optimizing metabolism. Intrigued by the idea of finally getting my health under control, I decided to give it a try. What grabbed me was learning more about what was right for my body when choosing foods and exercising. Lumen has that data.
Today, I am a proud Lumen cheerleader, realizing that what I was doing in the past wasn't right for my metabolism.
Before Lumen, I struggled to lose the weight I had regained after losing 100 pounds through traditional dieting and exercise. I underwent a series of surgeries, including a hysterectomy, and my health was rapidly deteriorating.
My doctors blamed it on age and motherhood, but I knew deep down that something was off. I was a former marathon runner and fitness enthusiast, but I could barely get out of bed.
Desperate for a solution, I turned to the 40-30-30 macro diet, hoping it would help me shed the weight. But even that wasn't working like it used to.
I felt like I was hitting a plateau, unable to make any progress. It was frustrating, demoralizing, and left me feeling helpless.
Rachel: I was feeling hopeless and defeated, and I knew I needed to find something that would work for my metabolism at this point in my life.
That's when I saw an ad for Lumen on YouTube, and it piqued my interest. I was curious about how Lumen works and started doing more research.
I was impressed by the science behind the device and how it could help me optimize my metabolism to burn fat for energy.
I purchased Lumen and started using it on August 8th, 2021. In the first two weeks, I lost six pounds, and this came as a big surprise since it took me six months to lose 20 pounds on my own.
I was also relieved not to have to count calories anymore.
The Lumen device helped me learn to listen to my body and fuel it with the right nutrients. I was impressed by how much I could eat with Lumen and how much fat I could consume.
I grew up in the low-fat, no-fat dieting world, and I thought fat was the enemy. But this time, fat kept me feeling full while also fueling my workouts. I felt incredibly energized.
But my real victory was yet to come. I set my sights on a goal I already thought was impossible - running a half marathon again. Despite all of the obstacles I had faced, I became confident I could make it happen.
Before Lumen, my BMI was over 32, and I was wearing a 2XL or size 22. Now, my BMI is 28.78, and I'm wearing a size medium or 10. I've lost a total of 70 pounds with Lumen, and my last rounds of blood work have all improved.
"I've been able to get off five different medications, including two high blood pressure medications, diabetes medications, and medication for acid reflux. I feel amazing, and my energy levels are higher than they've been in years."
In a word, Life-changing! I would highly recommend Lumen to anyone looking to optimize their metabolism and lose weight in a healthy, sustainable way.
Lumen has helped me achieve my health goals without feeling deprived or hungry. It's like having a personal nutritionist in your pocket. I've become a big Lumen fan in seeing what it did for me.
It's also less expensive than hiring a personal trainer, and I've been able to run my first half marathon in 12 years, and I am training for two more marathons.
"And I did. I completed my first half marathon, a triumphant moment that filled me with joy and pride. I have come so far from the person I was before, and I have Lumen to thank for helping me get here."
It is amazing how one little piece of tech changed my life. And truth be told, it has the potential to do that for anyone that wants to try.
Today, Rachel is a different person - stronger, healthier, and more determined than ever before. She has become a true inspiration, a beacon of hope for anyone struggling with their health and fitness.
As she looks back on her journey, she knows that she wouldn't be where she is today without the power of perseverance and the support of Lumen. If she can achieve her goals, then you can too.
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