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Success Stories / #ChangeAMeal Success Story: Kirk

Feb 01, 2016 • Smoothie King

One smart choice can change your entire life. When Kirk, an advertising professional, committed to the Change A Meal Challenge for a low-calorie diet and regular workouts, he lost 17 pounds.* But even more important than a lower number on the scale, he discovered the confident, healthy man he wanted to be.

Q: Why Change A Meal?

A: Hoping to improve his diet and slim down, Kirk tried several weight-loss methods, but they never worked. He found himself feeling increasingly negative about his looks, even though no one around him thought he was overweight. He says, “I’m a tall guy, so of course, it didn’t appear that I had a weight issue. I just didn’t like the way I looked. I wasn’t satisfied with the man in the mirror.” His disappointment would sometimes spur him to binge eat after work. Kirk was desperate to make a change.

He began the Change A Meal Challenge in fall of 2015 on a whim. He had always enjoyed Smoothie King smoothies, but he never imagined they would be instrumental in his weight loss pursuit until he started learning about smoothies as a meal replacement. Not only did he lose weight, as an added benefit, he also saved money by taking full advantage of the Smoothie King Rewards app.

Q: What Meal Replacement Smoothie fuels Kirk’s purpose?

A: His original plan was to try all 20 Meal Replacement options. But once Kirk tried the Vegan Mango Kale Smoothie, it became his instant, go-to favorite (even though he’s not usually a fan of Kale).

Q: How does Kirk incorporate Smoothies in his diet?

A: Kirk started having a Meal Replacement Smoothie three to four times a week at different times of day. Then he noticed that afternoon blood sugar crashes or excess snacking were less likely after he had a balanced, nutritious lunch. His daily ritual now includes getting out of the office for a lunchtime smoothie, which also allows him to relax and clear his head. Other healthy habits Kirk practices include drinking more water, avoiding empty-calorie foods, maintaining a low-calorie diet and adding more exercise.

Q: How has Change A Meal changed Kirk’s life?

A: His family and friends have noticed his positive attitude and trimmer appearance. Kirk is proud of his healthier body and likes that his clothes fit better. Most important, he enjoys being happier with himself and more confident.

Q: What does Kirk want more people to know about Smoothie King?

A: He assures people, “The Change A Meal Challenge is doable.” When other "plans" didn’t work, this simple change made the difference. Today Kirk continues his lunchtime regimen, taking a break from work and its stressors, to visit his favorite Smoothie King location, where the team members know him by name.

Kirk changed his life with one decision. So can you! Learn more and get going at:

Keep checking back here for more success stories to get inspired and go after your goals!

*Weight loss is dependent on each individual’s needs and is based on a low-calorie diet combined with an exercise program. Consult your physician before beginning any diet program.


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