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How I lost 109 pounds with Found (and counting!)

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At Found, we offer biology-based, science-backed prescription weight loss programs for our members. Keep reading to hear from Tony, who joined us in early 2020 and has since worked to lose over 109 pounds. All content below was written by Tony on his personal blog. Tony was not compensated for his work.

“So many individuals spend years trying different diet and exercise plans to help them lose weight but often to no avail. These other programs ignore the biological contributors to weight gain. Found is based on your biology and is backed by science.”

- Lynn Yudofsky, MD, Director of Behavioral Health

My history with weight loss

Anyone who knows me knows that through the years, I have been in a constant battle with my weight. By the time I was entering the 9th grade, I was already trying all kinds of fad diets. I was going to the gym with my father, and genuinely trying to live a normal life. However, the weight kept moving up no matter what I did. The years passed and I continued trying everything with middling to zero success. Fad diets, intermittent fasting, pills, potions; you name it, I tried it. Nothing seemed to work beyond the first few pounds and the wind would leave my sail, and I would get depressed and eat.

Wake up call

The big awakening moment came when in October of 2019, I went to my best friend’s wedding in Las Vegas. I couldn’t even wear a suit because I couldn’t fit into one. Then someone posted some pictures of me from the wedding and I was mortified. I always told myself that I was fat, but at 6’4″ I carried it well. That illusion blew up when I saw myself in those pictures. I could deny it no longer. Things had to change.

Finding Found

Come February 2020, after the holidays came and went, I decided it was time. But I was unsure of how to do it. Then, as if by some serendipitous happenstance, I saw an ad on Facebook for Found. Flash forward to November 2020, five months after starting with Found. I stepped on the scale and saw my weight at 398 pounds. Nine months later, I had lost a total of 109 pounds with Found.

What is Found?

Found helps people gain control of their life and finally lose weight. The program offers a combination of prescribed medication (real medication, not herbal supplements), individual coaching, a diet and movement plan, and participation in the Found member community. You don’t have to count calories or report nutritional numbers to anyone. It is about putting yourself on the hook and understanding that nothing is easy, but it can be easier.

My medication

For a low monthly price, you get access to a medical professional who will review your initial questionnaire and determine if you qualify for medication. If you qualify, the doctor will determine which Rx best suits your needs. The medication I am on turns off the reward center in the hypothalamus that makes me want to snack constantly. It also makes me feel full faster. Everyone’s meds vary.

My personal story

Going at something new alone can be daunting. With Found, I never felt like I was alone. From the day I began, I was assigned a coach (shout out to the amazing Coach Libby!) who immediately discussed my weaknesses and strengths and started building a meal plan centered around my biology. She also put together a movement plan with exercises I can do in the comfort of my own home. The coaches are your advocates and biggest fans. They want to celebrate victories and milestones with you! It is so much easier to keep myself on the hook knowing I have a supportive coach who is counting on me to keep myself accountable. The coach is the best benefit of the program in my opinion.

Could be Found right for you?

Found is for people like me. Those who have tried everything and failed. Those who need to lose a significant amount of weight and are willing to commit to a program that could be long-term. It is for those frustrated with pills, potions, and promises that have offered the world but delivered minimal results. It’s not for everyone and not everyone will qualify. It’s refreshing to see a company who values the health and well-being of applicants enough to turn them away if they do not meet the criteria. They could accept money hand-over-fist, but Found is not that kind of company.

Thank you, Found

To wrap things up…for me, Found has been a life saver. I feel better both physically and mentally. I am down 100 pounds and counting. I haven’t taken any “after” pics, because I am still continuing my journey…but soon, when I get halfway through my goal of losing two-hundred pounds, I will.

“I’ve changed my relationship with food. I’ve changed the way that I move my body. And a lot of this change has come at the hands of my coach. Coaching is my very favorite part of this program. I adore my coach.”

- Kristen, Found Member

At Found, we know that weight loss isn’t one-size-fits-all which is why we have a personalized, science-backed approach. If you are ready to enjoy all the benefits that come with getting to a healthy weight, take the quiz today to see if you are eligible for Found.

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