Mother of Two and Human Resources VP Credits Nutrisystem for Teaching Her Portion Control, Healthy Habits and Taking Her Life Back
FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Nutrisystem®, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tivity Health, Inc. (TVTY) and a leading provider of weight-management products and services, announced today that Nutrisystem Success Story, Lisa Annunziata, appears in the June 3, 2019 issue of PEOPLE in its popular "How We Lost 100 Lbs." feature story. The issue hits newsstands nationwide this Friday, May 24. The mother of two, who also made an appearance on the TODAY Show this morning to talk about her weight loss success, is happier and more active than ever after dropping 120 pounds.*
Annunziata's journey began 24 years ago when she had her first son. Later, after years of no longer fitting in airplane seats and being the heaviest of all her friends and co-workers, she tried every fad diet and simply began to give up. She realized her health was at risk when she was visiting colleges with her sons, both college athletes, and could not walk up the stairs as they toured the campuses. She had reached a peak weight of 280 pounds.
"My "ah-ha" moment came when, as Human Resources VP, I was reviewing company benefits and determined we needed to create a Wellness Campaign to encourage employees to improve their health. I couldn't ask others to get healthy when I was obese. That day, I called my husband and we agreed I would give Nutrisystem a try," said Annunziata. "Nutrisystem has provided great tasting food that is easy to prepare -- and most importantly, all perfectly portioned. That was key for me – portion control -- and I'm forever grateful!"
"Lisa is such an inspiration and a great role model for her colleagues, as she implemented programs in her workplace to encourage a healthy lifestyle," said Keira Krausz, Division President, Nutrition, Tivity Health. "Her story is authentic and one that many women can relate to. We are very proud the success she has had with Nutrisystem, and we wish her continued good health."
"With the support of my family, my work family and the support of the team at Nutrisystem, I have hit my weight loss goal," added Annunziata. "It took me a long time to get here and it feels great to be confident again. Nutrisystem was the best decision I ever made."
You can read more about Lisa in the June 3rd issue of PEOPLE (on newsstands Friday, May 24) and on PEOPLE.com here.
*On Nutrisystem, expect to lose an avg 1-2 lbs per week.
For more information on Nutrisystem, it's program and products, visit www.nutrisystem.com
About Tivity Health
Tivity Health®, Inc. (Nasdaq: TVTY) is a leading provider of health improvement, nutrition, fitness and social engagement solutions at scale to improve clinical outcomes, reduce healthcare costs and create opportunities to feel better, work better and live better. With decades of clinical and operational expertise, Tivity Health touches millions of consumers through its integrated portfolio of brands and works directly with hundreds of healthcare practitioners and many of the nation's largest payers and employers. Tens of millions of Americans are currently eligible for Tivity Health's SilverSneakers®, Prime® Fitness, WholeHealth Living™ and flip50™ programs and millions of people have lost weight with Nutrisystem®, South Beach Diet® and DNA BodyBlueprint™. As part of its commitment to tackling social isolation and loneliness, in 2017, Tivity Health launched a rural aging initiative at addressing challenges unique to older adults in rural communities. Learn more at TivityHealth.com.