How One Couple Lost 200 Pounds Together—and Kept it Off

Weight loss success story: Kyle and Becky Turnow.

Becky’s typical meal plan:

Breakfast: Oatmeal or cereal and fruit
Snack: Yogurt
Lunch: Sandwich, soup, or salad
Snack: Carrot sticks or piece of fruit
Dinner: Chicken, ground turkey, or fish with a starch and a vegetable
Snack: Popcorn or another small snack item

Exercise: 3-5 days per week. Becky jogs on the treadmill, uses the elliptical machine, lifts free weights, and attends a cycling or yoga class.

Kyle’s typical meal plan:

Breakfast: Fiber bar, bowl of cereal, and a banana.
Snack: Piece of fruit and yogurt
Lunch: Usually leftover dinner from the night before, soup, or a Weight Watchers Smart Ones frozen meal.
Snack: Piece of fruit and pretzels
Dinner: Chicken, ground turkey, or fish, always with vegetables.
Snack: Ice cream

Exercise: 3-5 times per week; at least 3 days of running 3 miles and some other cardio for an hour or longer. Starting to integrate some weightlifting on the non-cardio days. Kyle also plays flag football, ultimate Frisbee, and softball to make exercise fun.