Frank Quates, 47, finally reached his breaking point this last January, almost a year ago: He was sick and tired of being big.
“I was either going to die a young man with a large coffin, or I was going to change my lifestyle,” Frank said. “I started to seriously pursue that change, and that started with the advice of the folks at Nutrishop.
Frank came to us at 335 pounds last January 17, and today weighs in at 210 pounds! Equipped with a healthy meal plan and regular exercise program, he knew he had to be in it for the long run to see success.
“I wanted to be the tortoise, and not the hare,” he said. “That was my attitude, just to maintain consistency throughout the past year. It’s paid off.”
Frank helped his own cause by supplementing his lifestyle change with some key products, specifically chosen for his goals and meal plan. Throughout this time working with us, he’s supplemented with Hypercor, 1-XD, Stance BCAAs, ForzaPro protein, N’Rage, Detoxin and Lipocor. He would sip BCAAs during and after his workouts, meal replace breakfast with protein to supplement a keto diet, and then adjusted once he switched to the Clean Eating plan.
While all the credit of course belongs to Frank for his hard work, he said there certainly were noticeable benefits to the products he tried.
“The 1-XD really made a huge difference, and I know for sure some workouts wouldn’t have gotten done without the N’Rage,” Frank said. “It really helps my energy level and performance. But the biggest thing was that I wasn’t taking anything that I felt wasn’t going to help me. Some stores will sell you anything whether you need it or not.”
That approach is ultimately what helped Frank know he was in the right place to make progress. He said he immediately noticed that we made a “personal investment” in him when he came in, and that he felt like an individual who could make real changes. The encouragement was immediate.
“In any organization, the way customers feel comes from the top down,” Frank said. “Toby and his wife practice what they preach. They believe it’s their mission to help people be healthy and they have a caring attitude that helps them do that.
“I recommend them all the time,” he continued. “My energy’s up, my self-esteem is better, I’m no longer depressed, lethargic. I have restored passion for the things I love. Hiking, being physically active, are things I can do again. I fit into clothes I haven’t worn in 20 years.
“I see people who haven’t seen me for a year,” Frank said, “and they see me now and say, ‘What the hell happened to you?’ I tell them, ‘Nutrishop did.'”