Mind & Body
Weight Loss for Real Life
8/1/2020 1:00:00 PM

Profile offers a step-by step personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle plan backed by science. From counting calories to pre-made food to intense workouts, there are so many weight loss plans to choose from. But, which one is right for you? 

In 2011, Sanford Health CEO Kelby Krabbenhoft challenged the organization to create a weight loss program rooted in science and research. A group of Sanford Health experts—dieticians, exercise physiologists, physicians and researchers—worked together to create a comprehensive program designed to set the industry standard for how nutrition, activity and lifestyle coaching is delivered. They created Profile by Sanford.

The first Profile store opened in 2012, and the first franchisee signed in 2013. Today there are more than 168 locations in the United States with the latest -- and only Louisiana location – now open in Lake Charles. It’s owned locals, J.C. and Marcie Harper.

"Like many folks, Marcie and myself have tried every weight loss program out there,” said J.C. Harper. "We would lose some weight and reach some goals, but it was never sustainable because we weren’t provided the tools to understand how to get back on track when life inevitably happens. We were tired of the merry-go-round approach and wanted a true lifestyle change.”

Together, the Harpers have lost a total of 90 pounds over the course of one year, and because of their own success, they wanted to bring this plan home to their community so others could make a lasting change.

"Profile offers the most complete and safe solution for healthy weight loss and a healthy lifestyle, because it is designed by doctors based on science,” said Marcie Harper. "Members follow a simple personalized nutrition, activity and lifestyle plans alongside a certified health coach—it’s not a one-size-fits-all approach, because people aren’t that! This program is a true chance to do something to benefit you.”

Profile offers eight plans that can be personalized to your individual needs. These include:

  • Balance
  • Reboot
  • Perform
  • MOM
  • Sustain
  • Teen—coming soon

With each plan purchase members will receive:

  • Profile foods including shakes, bars, entrees, snacks, and more.
  • A smart scale that tracks more than just pounds. It will track body mass index (BMI), basal metabolic rate (BMR), body fat percentage, muscle percentage, hydration percentage and bone percentage. It syces via the Profile app on your smart phone or device so your coach can follow your progress in real-time.
  • A cookbook perfect for any season featuring 30 most-loved, plan approved recipes
  • A shaker bottle for mixing your shakes and drinks.
  • A journal for tracking how you feel and what you eat.
  • A 25 percent discount on any other products purchased while a member

Profile promises members will lose 15 percent or more of their body weight if they work with their coach and commit to the program in 20 or fewer coaching visits. If they don’t, their membership is free!

To learn more about these plans and which one is right for you, visit www.profileplan.com/plans and take a two-question questionnaire. 

"Since joining Profile, with the help of my coach, I have lost weight, but more importantly, I feel great. By making my health a priority, I have noticed a huge difference in my energy level, confidence and overall mood. I wouldn’t still be on this journey if it wasn’t for the help of a coach creating not just accountability, but also offering encouragement, situational guidance and just a general wealth of knowledge about healthy living. To me, this isn’t a diet like keto, low carb or fasting, it is truly a long-term lifestyle that is filled with endless possibilities.” 

-Barbara Sullivan

"When I joined Profile, I was looking for a place that would hold me accountable, while teaching me the correct way to eat. I have always had a pretty good idea of what foods to eat, but I lacked control over volume, and I exercise moderately, but recently had started to make excuses due to joint pain. My original short-term goal was to see a physical difference, but after starting my plan I realized how sluggish my old habits caused me to feel. I have dropped 15 pounds and am about to drop by second size in clothing, but more importantly I am happy and have the tools I need to never pick up old habits again.”

-Therese Deroche

To sign up for a free one-hour appointment with a certified coach to find out your specific goals and if the Profile path is right for you, call the Lake Charles store at 337-210-4029. To shop Profile products, visit the store at 4740 Nelson Rd., Suite 130 in the Lake Charles Kroger shopping center.  

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