Devi Badri, a 10-year Journey

Devi BadriMy name is Devi and I have been overweight almost all of my life. I joined the Live Light Live Right program about 10 years ago when I was only 9 years old. Ever since then I have been constantly trying to lose weight and live a healthy lifestyle by following their program.

Live Light has a great staff. They are amazing and make you feel very comfortable with them. You never feel as if they don’t listen to you. They treat you like they are your family. I always look forward to going to my appointments because the staff is so welcoming and easy to talk to.

For years I followed their program rigorously and it would help me lose the weight, but not enough. I would lose the weight and then gain it back. It has always been a struggle for me and nothing ever came easy. I was in the gym four times a week and eating healthy and I would still not lose much weight. My family was very supportive and they were with me every step of the way. Even though I liked the program and I felt like it was helping me learn to live a healthy lifestyle, I was discouraged because I was never able to reach my goal weight.

Every time I would go to the program, we would sit down with the doctors and talk about different options for me and make a new plan to follow. Finally after years of trying, when I turned 18, Dr. Dhuper recommended me for bariatric surgery as a last resort because we exhausted every other option. I went through with the procedure in 2012 and now I am finally losing the weight and living a healthy lifestyle.

Without the Live Light Live Right Program I wouldn’t be where I am today and I am very grateful. Throughout the many years I have been with them they have thought me so much and they have helped me live a healthy lifestyle that I would not have been able to do without them. I feel like they are my second family and they have been there with me every step of the way and they still are.

This just goes to show that no matter how hard it is giving up is not an option. It took me more than 10 years to find an option that was right for me. The journey is not always easy but its worth it. There is always hope. Obesity is a disease that can be cured. I was taught that by the amazing people of the Live Light Live Right Program and I will forever be grateful for them.