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How I Lost Weight and Got Closer to My Kids by Revitalizing My Belly

Last update: Sep 7
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“Why don’t you ever eat with us, mommy?”

“Oh, she’s dieting. This isn’t the first time. She’ll start eating with us again soon enough.”

This was the daily routine in my household – everyone knew mom was trying (and failing) yet another diet.

But it had gotten to the point where my own children were picking up on this never-ending cycle of diets – and I didn’t like that.

So I’m thrilled to have finally found something that works for me, and I’m back at a healthy weight, completely worry-free.

My name is Jessica, I’m 36 years old, and I was known for always trying the latest diets – that’s what my friends would say.

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I wasted a good 20 years of my life depriving myself of foods I loved when I wanted them the most… Missing social gatherings with my friends… And skipping quality time with my kids.

And then, after “being good” for a while and battling endless cravings, I would give in to binges.

I would clear a pile of junk food that cost a week’s worth of groceries for the whole family. I wasn’t feeling my best.

Sometimes I managed to stick to the diets and would see minor progress. The excitement of seeing the scale go down was enthralling.

But then, they would just stop. All my progress seemed to go to waste.

That was pretty disappointing.

So guess what I’d do?

I’d binge again and get right back to where I started.

I just floated between overeating and dieting – it was so discouraging.

My gut started to suffer as a result of my negligence.

I kept feeling heaviness and discomfort with constant constipation and irregular movements. And the time I’ve wasted on the bowl! 

These are some of the most frustrating parts of my weight-management-failure journey.

I’m so glad those days are gone. I am at a healthy weight, and my belly feels better.

I felt like a bad mother. I couldn’t lead by example and show my kids what a healthy body and healthy eating looked like. I was binging, so they would ask me for treats all the time too.

I’m happy to say that I now eat socially – with my kids and friends. I don’t get cravings anymore. Even when I do indulge, I don’t fall off the wagon and end up eating everything I can get my hands on.

I haven’t changed my diet. I’m not excluding particular food groups. I’m not fasting, and neither am I strictly restricting calories.

I’m not exercising like an athlete either. Just the recommended three sessions of moderate exercise a week.

And I’m at the healthiest weight I’ve ever been at.

But of course, I’m getting ahead of myself here!

Jessica on the beach

I decided to seek help after another failed diet.

I contacted a close buddy who had been on a similar journey to mine.

She gave me the number of her nutritionist, as well as the details of an app she had used that completely changed her life.

She recommended I see the nutritionist before using the app, just to be sure it was right for me. 

We talked about my eating habits, what I liked and how I felt about food. The nutritionist listened to me listing all the diets I had failed over the years. 

I told her about my heaviness and constipation with a sense of unease.

It felt like a therapy session. I was talking my heart out. I went through a lot of feelings – all in one conversation.

The nutritionist reassured me that it wasn’t my fault. After all, I had all the best intentions – I just wanted a healthy body.

But the way I was trying to get there had the odds stacked against me.

She said we would have to change my body’s relationship with food. And that it’s barely going to take any effort from me.

She told me we needed to work on improving my gut health.

So to help me reach my weight loss goals, we needed to ensure that my gut bacteria was healthy and food in my gut didn’t stay too long…

She told me to try using ColonBroom, the product that my friend had mentioned before.

Little did I know that this name would change how my body dealt with food.

I ordered the strawberry-flavored powder before I got home that day. I couldn’t wait to see what this gut revitalizer could do for me.

The supplement broke my constipation cycle soon after I started using it. I started feeling lighter.

I’ve been using it for 14 months now, and it’s become a part of my routine.

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I would notice that I stopped getting my evening cravings. It became so much easier not to indulge when I’d surprise my kids with a sweet treat.

And soon enough, the weight started coming off.

I revitalized my gut and ensured that my whole body was healthier and ready to get down to a normal weight.

Feeling lighter and looking better in the mirror has had a huge impact on my mood too.

Now I’m just fitter and better.

And I feel so much closer to my children too. Now we have long, fun conversations at the dinner table.

To make sure they understand, I talk about my relationship with food. In a way, they understand.

We make up stories about the adventures of bacteria living in my gut. 

And I just smile as they babble on, taking sips of my strawberry-flavored ColonBroom.

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Written by
Edibel Quintero, MD

Edibel Quintero is a medical doctor who graduated in 2013 from the University of Zulia and has been working in her profession since then. She specializes in obesity and nutrition, physical rehabilitation, sports massage and post-operative rehabilitation. Edibel's goal is to help people live healthier lives by educating them about food, exercise, mental wellness and other lifestyle choices that can improve their quality of life.

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Comments (3)

  1. avatar
    4 Jan, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    What a touching article. I can relate a lot to what you went through, and I am so glad you found ColonBroom too. It really got my life back on track. Wishing you all the best!

  2. avatar
    7 Jan, 2022 at 7:05 am

    Wow, what a transformation. Thank you for sharing your story with us. I’ve been looking to take the next step myself, but had no idea where to start. Can’t wait to share my results with everyone!

  3. avatar
    7 Jan, 2022 at 1:41 pm

    So pleased to see another person ColonBroom has helped. It took me months to find the right product for me, but I am so pleased I persisted. Can’t imagine my life without it now.


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