FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of weight management products and services, announced today the winners of the $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway. The four weight loss champions collectively shed nearly 400 pounds and were awarded $10,000 each plus a trip to a Nutrisystem photo shoot in Tampa, Florida.
“We look forward to the NutriStar Giveaway each year,” said Keira Krausz, CMO of Nutrisystem. “As in past years, we had so many fantastic submissions, making it difficult for us select just four winners. Hearing our customers’ weight loss success stories is an inspiration and really makes what we do worthwhile. We are excited to share their winning stories!”
A panel of qualified Nutrisystem judges selected the following four winners:
Edouard Dorval – Jersey City, N.J.
Edouard lost 85 pounds.
After being denied access to a waterpark ride due to his weight, Edouard began distancing himself from friends and avoiding taking photos. He endured many failed attempts to jumpstart his weight loss and it wasn’t until Edouard saw a Nutrisystem commercial that he knew he had to give it a try.
“Today, I am 85 pounds lighter, and I feel great,” said Edouard. “At the office, there are always people stopping by my desk congratulating me or asking how I've done it. My friends say I'm a success story."
Ashley O’Reilly – Saginaw, Mich.
Ashley lost 135 pounds.
A routine doctor’s visit proved to be Ashley’s turning point. She stepped on the scale and couldn’t believe what it displayed. That night she saw a commercial for Nutrisystem and was determined to make a change.
“I had three goals when I ordered Nutrisystem that night,” said Ashley. “The first goal was to be in a bikini by next summer. The second goal was to be in a Nutrisystem photo shoot. The third goal, once successful, was to inspire anyone who needs the motivation to lose weight.”
Edwin Rodriguez – Lawrence, Mass.
Edwin lost 72 pounds.
Edwin was always the “chubby” kid in school - a difficult nickname to swallow. Instead of losing weight, he continued getting bigger and bigger. He was on high-blood pressure medication and knew his health was getting out of control.
“Someone mentioned Nutrisystem to me, and I decided to try it. It was the best choice I ever made!”, said Edwin. “Thank you, Nutrisystem!”
Morgan Root – Fort Polk, La.
Morgan lost 100 pounds.
After completing six years on active duty, Morgan next began a family. After two back-to-back pregnancies, she decided to focus on herself and get back to her pre-baby weight.
Now 100 pounds lighter, Morgan says, “I have found myself again. I am healthier and happier - not only for myself, but also for my children and husband.”
Individuals on the Nutrisystem® program can expect to lose an average of 1-2 lbs. per week. For more information on Nutrisystem, its program and products, visit http://www.nutrisystem.com/.
Nutrisystem, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTRI) is a leader in the weight loss industry, having helped millions of people lose weight over the course of more than 40 years. The Company’s weight loss solutions include Nutrisystem® My Way®, Fast 5, and Turbo 10, all clinically tested, structured food delivery programs that come with the digital platform NuMi® by Nutrisystem. Additionally, the Company offers multi-day kits and individual products available at select retail outlets. The Company’s current product line offers customers the most meal choices, including more than 150 foods with no artificial colors, flavors or sweeteners. Nutrisystem provides customers the flexibility to align their diet with the US Healthy Eating Meal Pattern, as recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines. Plans include comprehensive counseling options from trained weight loss coaches, registered dietitians and certified diabetes educators and can be customized to specific dietary needs and preferences including the Nutrisystem® D® program for people with Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes. The Company also owns and operates the South Beach Diet® and Shake360™ brands. For more information, go to NutrisystemNews.com.