201 Weight Loss Transformational Stories That Have Changed People’s Lives
Nicole Ferrigno: Lost 204 lbs.
Nicole Ferrigno grew up thinking “that chips were a normal side dish, that pasta was a thrice weekly dinner staple, and that fresh bread was a must for both lunch and dinner.”
However, by the time she was able to make more autonomous food choices, she tells FIERCE she was a “habitual eater.”
“I would consume one Big Mac, one McChicken and one large order of French fries [for lunch],” she says, and would sometimes add another medium order of fries.
At her heaviest, Ferrigno weighed 350 pounds. After unpacking and moving back home, she saw a Beachbody’s “21 Day Fix” ad. It combines portion control with a workout of 30 minutes a day.
Ferrigno decided to give it a shot, and in December 2017 she slimmed down to 146 pounds. Her diet mainly consists of vegetables, and she’s allowed herself a bit of indulgence in snacks.
“I try dresses on and cannot believe that it is me,” she says of her new body. “I am so happy with my decision to take care of myself.”