It was April 2009, shortly after I returned from a lovely vacation with my husband in the Caribbean that I heard of the Dr. Bernstein diet (over lunch of all things.) I immediately researched the program and signed up within a week. You see, after 10 years of “life” (bearing two children, a busy work/travel schedule, lack of exercise and horrible eating habits) I had exploded to an all-time weight of 207 lbs. on my 5’6″ frame. Enough was enough – my vacation pictures were too embarrassing to share with anyone, and my self-esteem was eroded. As a 41 year-old woman I needed to reclaim my body, health and sense of self-worth. Thanks to the Dr. Bernstein program, I lost 67 lbs. in 4 1/2 months! I look and feel amazing!