Mario Refalo sheds light on his weight loss journey and how Fortify Meals helped him achieve his goals.
Tell us a little about yourself and why you decided to make a change to your health?
I am Mario Refalo, and I am an obstetrician and gynecologist. I also have a small food business and I love cooking and creating new things. I used to go to the gym in the past and been wanting to restart it and have a healthier lifestyle, but I never found the motivation. It all changed earlier this year when I had a medical issue. I spent 14 hours barely seeing from one eye, thought I had a TIA (a stroke that is short lived). I had to go through many medical tests to make sure it wasn’t one, and it wasn’t. However, it was on that day that I went home and emptied the fridge and booked a session with Leslie Spiteri as my coach who recommended Fortify and I am forever grateful.
What goals did you achieve this past year?
I have lost about 20-25 kg, have become much healthier, and have much more energy and stamina. My routine blood tests, for the first time in my life, are normal.
How did Fortify Meals help you achieve your goals?
This year, I was struggling to find time for gym and studying and cooking and juggling everything. I love cooking but FORTIFY has made it so much easier for me. I gained so much time with this subscription, no more long hours at the supermarket to buy food, no more long hours prepping for food, while having the most amazing delicious and HEALTHY food prepared and delivered to me at home.
Which Fortify Meal was your favourite?
So many to choose from. But the Chilli bowls are amazing especially the beef chilli.
When it comes to eating well, what are your top 3 recommendations?
- Keep well hydrated always – water is very important. We are 70% water
- Follow a food plan.
- Never go to a grocer/supermarket while hungry.
How did you manage to integrate this healthy lifestyle into your life?
By shifting my mindset to – I am the most important thing in my life and me and my health comes first regardless! Also Fortify made is very simple to follow a healthy diet. I don’t have to think about anything, just open the box and eat – it’s like having mum cooking for me all the time ☺
What motivates you to continue with this lifestyle?
Being healthier. Seeing all the progress, and frankly seeing how my general health and energy has improved so much.
Do you have any future goals?
Sick pack by next Christmas? Let’s see!
Would you recommend Fortify Meals, and why?
Absolutely ALWAYS !