Viewer Amelia appeared on our show about five years ago, in a segment about makeup tips. She says seeing herself on TV was the wakeup call she needed to take control of her health. "Watching myself on TV, I looked super unhealthy, and I looked sad. And I know I was smiling and I was clapping and I was happy, but to me I looked sad. I didn't understand how I could've let myself go that far," Amelia explains.
"When I realized that I needed to change, the first thing I did was put myself first and start slow. I realized that it's a relationship with food and I worked on portion control. I no longer use food as a crutch, so if I'm happy or sad I'm not running to eat something. I just realized there are other things that I could do with my time," she says.
And now, she's even teaching others to prioritize themselves and their health in the same way through her company called CNY Wellness. "I'm able to help hundreds of people who were in the same boat as me lose weight and we start with portion control. That's the core of everything, your portion control and your relationship with food," she says.