FORT WASHINGTON, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nutrisystem (NASDAQ: NTRI), a leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products and services including Nutrisystem® and South Beach Diet® brands, today announced the winners of the $40,000 NutriStar Giveaway. The four weight loss champions collectively lost 264 pounds and were awarded $10,000 each, plus a trip to a Nutrisystem photo shoot in sunny Tampa, Florida.
“We’re elated to announce the winners of our annual NutriStar contest,” said Keira Krausz, CMO of Nutrisystem. “This giveaway has become highly anticipated each year and we are always deeply moved and extremely proud to read the countless submissions by our customers who have found success with Nutrisystem. We wish them continued good health and we hope others find their stories just as inspirational as we do!”
A panel of qualified Nutrisystem judges selected the following four winners:
Cheryl Angelelli – Clinton Twp, MI
Cheryl lost 20 pounds.
Cheryl is a former athlete and swimmer who became paralyzed after a diving accident at age 14. Not letting her injury slow her down, Cheryl continued to compete and became a medalist in the Paralympic Games, as well as a World Record holder in 2014. After retiring from swimming, she gained 20 pounds and wanted to drop the weight. That is when she turned to Nutrisystem. Today, she is a competitive wheelchair ballroom dancer.
“After retirement, the 20 pounds I gained took a toll on my body and made it more difficult to do everyday tasks from a wheelchair. Once I tried Nutrisystem, I fell in love with how easy the program was, not to mention the quick results!”
Mike Enger - Herriman, UT
Mike lost 55 pounds.
After only being able to Skype with his son every 6 months while overseas, Mike was taken aback when his son commented, “you look fluffy.” Wanting to lose the weight that was noticeable to others, Mike was exploring his options when his wife suggested that he try Nutrisystem. With that, he took it upon himself to start the program and was delightfully surprised by the fantastic results he received.
Worried he would never be able to lose weight, Mike said, “I have a new lease on life and am proud of my success thanks to Nutrisystem!”
Kimberly Goude – Williamsburg, VA
Kimberly lost 115 pounds.
The summer after she graduated college, Kimberly realized how much her weight had changed since high school along with other factors in her life. Wanting to lose weight, Kimberly noticed her coworker succeeding with Nutrisystem and decided to give the program a try herself. Cooking the right types of foods was a struggle for Kimberly throughout her life, but with the convenience of Nutrisystem’s meals and snacks being provided for her, her success was inevitable.
“I didn’t just gain the freshman 15 in college. It was more like the freshman, sophomore, junior and senior 15. Once I entered the real world after graduation, I knew I needed to make a change. Thanks to Nutrisystem, I have lost almost half my weight and the best part is, I never needed to worry about cooking as my meals were provided for me!”
Kevin Martin – Mabelvale, AR
Kevin lost 74 pounds.
An avid sportsman with a love for hunting and fishing, it became harder for Kevin to do the activities he enjoyed as his weight began to creep up. As a registered nurse, he knew if he didn’t start taking care of himself, he would become the patient soon. After this realization, Kevin turned to Nutrisystem to take off the extra weight.
“After losing over 80 pounds thanks to Nutrisystem, my four kids now look at me as an inspiration. Nutrisystem was so easy to follow and I loved all of the food. I’m proud of my success!”
Real Success Stories: 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 leading provider of health and wellness and weight management products and services including Nutrisystem® and South Beach Diet® brands, having helped millions of people lose weight over the course of more than 45 years. The Company’s multi-brand approach to weight management includes multiple plans for 2018. For more information, go to NutrisystemNews.com and Newsroom.SouthBeachDiet.com.