“I lost 31 lbs. in 17 weeks”*
*Cassandra used the key ingredient (Coffea robusta) in Purely Inspired® in conjunction with diet and exercise and was remunerated. Subjects using the key ingredient in a 60-day study with a low-calorie diet lost 10.95 lbs., and in a separate 8-week study, subjects lost 3.7 lbs. with the key ingredient and following a calorie-reduced diet and performing moderate exercise. Individual results may vary. View full study here.
1) Tell us a little bit about your weight gain story.
I’ve felt overweight since I was in elementary school. While I was in college, I started to get control over my diet and exercise habits and felt healthy for the first time. When I started dating my fiancé, I stopped making the time to go to the gym and would overindulge with him like it was an event. I started making all these excuses for why I didn’t have the time, the money or the energy to work out.
2) What inspired you to start your weight loss journey?
I had been frustrated with my weight for a long time, especially when I would try on clothes or go out with friends that could wear cute outfits I envied. When my fiancé proposed, I took it as a motivator to finally get into shape. I wanted to wear the best dress for me, not the one that hid my trouble spots the best for pictures.
3) What would you say was your toughest obstacle to achieving your weight loss goal and how did you overcome it?
The toughest obstacle was telling others no. I’m a social butterfly, and it’s important to me to be well liked. I also have an extreme case of FOMO (fear of missing out), so it was hard for me to skip out on social events that I knew would be a struggle. Telling people “No, I don’t want to go out to a bar,” or “Sorry, I can’t meet up; I have to work out,” would make me feel anxious. Then I would get on the treadmill and feel so great. I learned to propose alternative activities instead of saying no, which made me try new things and get to know people in new ways.
4) What does it feel like to be a true, real life Purely Inspired Weight Loss Success Story?
Being a Purely Inspired® weight loss success story feels life changing! I am in control of my body, and it has changed my mind! I have a whole new outlook on life – I’m more positive, confident, proud and assertive now that I love my body.
5) After achieving your weight loss goals and having success like this with Purely Inspired, would you recommend it for weight loss?
Definitely! It’s the first step towards changing your life and reaching your goals.
6) In your opinion, how does Purely Inspired compare to the other weight loss products that you’ve tried (if any)? Did you experience greater success with it than with other products that you’ve tried to lose weight (if any)?
Purely Inspired® kept me accountable. I’ve never used a weight loss product before and stuck to food trends instead, like apple cider vinegar and flaxseed.
Full name: Cassandra Kristin Orrantia
Hometown: San Diego, CA
Occupation: Customer Service representative
Marital status: Single (Engaged!)
Children: (Yes/No and ages): No
Favorite hobby: Singing
How your friends would describe you: Adventurous, organized, loud, chill
Favorite cheat food: Mac and cheese
Favorite healthy food: Oven-baked sweet potato fries with homemade dip
Favorite movie or TV show: The Mindy Project
Favorite gym or cardio exercise: HIIT on the treadmill
Favorite workout song: REALiTi by Grimes
Pet peeve: Cigarette smoke
Future goals: Starting an in-office meal plan to help others become fit
Fitness idol: Mary Helen Bowers of Ballet Beautiful