Updated: Jul 10, 2021
Interviewer: Well, summer is coming in your direction and if you need to lose a few pounds before bathing suit season, this is the time to do it. Why don’t you to take a look at Jackie? Jackie lost 63 pounds in four months. She went from a size 24 to a size 8. Question is, how did she do it? Jackie is here with us to tell us all about it. Along with Dr. Joseph Gambale of the Soza Clinic. Welcome to both of you.
Dr. Gambale: Thank you.
Interviewer: Jackie, what an amazing transformation.
Jackie: Thank you.
Interviewer: How do you feel, 26…or 63 pounds later?
Jackie: I feel amazing. To say I feel 20 years younger is not an exaggeration.
Interviewer: Do you find your energy level is much higher?
Jackie: It’s amazing. And I was telling them in the back room that I got on a bicycle yesterday with my five-year-old daughter. I haven’t been on a bicycle and probably about 25 years and it was nerve-wracking, but it was an amazing experience and I did fine and it was exciting.
Interviewer: So, Dr.Gambale, what was the program that Jackie followed? How did she do this?
Dr. Gambale: Sure. well, the Soza plan is an all natural, medically supervised weight loss plan. The diet consists of fruits and vegetables along with proteins like beef and chicken. We use supplements which are all natural, which promote weight loss and aid in cravings. And we don’t use diet pills or amphetamines, which are dangerous, we don’t use prepackaged foods which contain preservatives and we don’t use, you know, we don’t test our patients through extensive testing, which is unnecessary and expensive.
Interviewer: And so Jackie, how did you manage through the program? Give us a sense of what a day was like and when you got hungry and when you didn’t.
Jackie: This was the easiest thing I ever did. Honestly, I’ve done every diet out there. It is three proteins a day, five fruits and vegetables. It’s that simple. It really is. There’s no weighing, there’s no measuring. You know what you’re allowed to have and what you’re not, and the supplements really did help. They were no cravings. I wasn’t hungry and I was a big girl. I ate a lot. I can honestly say I wasn’t hungry. And I had a great support system. The people in the office are wonderful. You’re there every week to be weighed and measured and they’re there when you need them. My family was wonderful. It was the easiest thing I ever did.
Interviewer: But really how did you cope there when you know you’re a big girl and you’re used to eating a large volume of food and then all of a sudden you’re down to a much smaller portion. So how do you manage that kind of psychologically?
Jackie: It’s scary at first, it really is. But the best part of this psychologically is you go in there and three pounds, three pounds every week. The scale never went down less than three pounds and that was just an amazing thing. How much more motivation do you need then? This is working. I can do anything for 60 days. I couldn’t do anything for 90 days.
Interviewer: So, Dr. Gambale, you’re looking for some people than we can follow.
Dr.Gambale: Yeah, we’re having an open casting call. It’s going to be held on May 1st, Wednesday at our King of Prussia location from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. We’re looking for one male, one female looking to lose 20 or more pounds.
Interviewer: Okay, and there you go. So we’re giving somebody else an opportunity that we can then follow here on Talk Philly. Thanks to both of you. So again, if you are interested in having us follow your progress on the Sosa program right here on Talk Philly, go to the clinic’s King of Prussia location next Wednesday, May the 1st, between 1:00 and 3:00. We have more information on our website, CBSPhilly.com. Click on to Talk Philly. And once again, we just want to remind you, please consult your doctor before starting any diet or any exercise program. Any weight loss plan should include a healthy diet and exercise and individual results may vary.