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How Chelsea Lost 168 lbs. - One Day at a Time

Her amazing weight loss journey!

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One year, 168 pounds–gone–one day at a time. Not long after losing the weight, and keeping it off with The SlimFast® Plan, Chelsea C. became the Weight loss Transformation Coordinator for SlimFast, a career move that has given her the opportunity to help others on their own weight loss journey.

Chelsea C. was a size 26 in high school. She had accepted her role as the “fat friend” among skinny girls and used humor as a way of coping with her weight. Lack of confidence led to isolation and depression, which resulted in her building horrible eating habits. From an early age, it was common to hear how pretty she was, followed shortly by, “If only you were thin.”

In high school, she reached her heaviest weight and fueled her insecurities with food–sneaking late-night snacks and bingeing into the early hours of the morning. When she turned 15, Chelsea moved to New York City to live with her father. Relocating could have been a turning point in her life, however, city life only reinforced her insecurities and provided access to an abundance of unhealthy food, which sabotaged her attempts to lose weight. “I was insecure, overweight, and comforting my pain through food. There was an ever-growing list of reasons why I needed to lose weight and an excuse to each one.” Over the next few years there would be moments of motivations in the form of fad diets, calorie counting, restrictive eating, food diaries and an obsession with the scale, only to lose a few pounds and gain it all back, and then some.

Finally, at age 24, Chelsea became fed up and decided to commit herself to losing the weight for good. “I realized that to lose weight and keep it off, I had to do it for me–not to please anyone else.” Fed up with feeling tired, uncomfortable in her own skin, overweight and unhealthy, Chelsea decided to start fresh. She moved to Florida, and began making healthier food choices. Slowly, her energy and self-confidence increased. “I worked one day at a time to be a more positive person and reflect the image I always wanted to project–a healthier more energetic and overall happier me.”

As the Weight Loss Transformation Coordinator of the SlimFast Brand Ambassador, Chelsea offers a unique perspective to candidates on their weight loss journey with SlimFast as she’s been where they are and can show that it’s possible, “The work for SlimFast has changed my life. I get the opportunity to motivate people with my own story and in turn they inspire me.: As she continues her own journey, Chelsea helps other to become healthier, happier versions of themselves, with SlimFast as the spark that started it all.

How the SlimFast Plan Works

With The SlimFast Plan, you substitute two meals with a SlimFast shake, smoothie or one of our delicious Bake Shop cookies or bars, enjoy a sensible meal, and then to prevent between meal temptations, snack on one of our 100 calorie packs during the day. That’s right–you can eat six times a day and lose weight!

And SlimFast Bake Shop, with soft, chewy cookies and decadent chocolatey bars, gives you a new meal replacement option to switch up your diet routine. With 10 grams of protein per bar, these baked treats will satisfy your hunger for up to four hours. And while sweet indeed, Bake Shop Bars have only 1 gram of sugar! Try all four delicious flavors: Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip, Double Chocolate Chip, Chocolatey Crispy Cookie Dough, and Chocolatey Peanut Butter Pie!

SlimFast is a proven approach to weight loss, with 50 published clinical studies designed & conducted by independent researchers.


Maryann is a Registered Dietitian based in Palm Beach, Florida and consults on the SlimFast Plan.

“As a Registered Dietitian and advocate for the SlimFast plan, I had the pleasure of working with Chelsea and watching her amazing transformation! Chelsea is a wonderful inspiration with her 168 lb weight loss and a great example of how following the SlimFast plan allows you to develop a new healthy lifestyle! In conjunction with SlimFast shakes and snacks, Chelsea incorporated foods she loved while practicing portion control and balancing protein, fats and carbohydrates. Product lines like SlimFast provide multiple nutritious and convenient options for those looking to create a healthier lifestyle and achieve a healthy weight.” — Maryann Walsh, MFN, RD, LDN

Get Exclusive Access to Chelsea and Others Who Have Been Successful on the SlimFast Plan!

Looking for a caring community that understands what you’re going through? SlimFast Together is your go-to group. A private haven within Facebook that offers helpful tips, tricks, and advice from fellow members. You can also chat with Chelsea, Maryann and our Brand Ambassadors, real people who have lost weight and are keeping it off with the SlimFast® Plan. Join tHe Community.