Medifast, the company behind, OPTAVIA, was recently featured on Tamron Hall.
Independent OPTAVIA Coach couple Christina and Jorge Gutierrez shared their story with Tamron and her 1.3 million viewers in New York City.
The Gutierrez’s started with OPTAVIA in 2018 after a tumultuous year. In November 2017, the couple’s daughter was diagnosed with autism, which naturally triggered a period of marital stress. Coupled with the pressures of work and tendencies toward emotional eating, Christina and Jorge were left feeling powerless. That changed when they were introduced to OPTAVIA and together lost over 200 pounds. But it’s their off-scale victories that bring the couple the most pride.
“Through OPTAVIA, Jorge and I slowly peeled back layers of ourselves we thought had vanished and started to remember why we fell in love with each other. The program taught us to work together as a team, which led us to build a mutual respect and admiration,” says Christina Gutierrez. “We learned healthy habits that provided us with more energy, improved sleep and, with the help of our Coach, ultimately helped us transform our lives as a family.”
After finding success themselves, the Gutierrez’s decided to pay it forward by becoming OPTAVIA Coaches. They are part of a community of more than 32,000 independent OPTAVIA Coaches who inspire and support their Clients.
“OPTAVIA is about so much more than weight loss. It’s about small, positive changes that can impact all areas of a person’s life,” said Medifast Chief Executive Officer Dan Chard. “We are proud of Christina and Jorge, and hope their story inspires others to take the first step on their own journey.”
Tamron Hall connects viewers with the people who are shaping the world through meaningful, engaging and entertaining conversations. Her show was renewed for a second season in December 2019 and has been cleared in more than 80 percent of the country, making it one of the highest-rated new talk shows in five years.