[INTERVIEW] Mother of 5 and Business Owner Goes from Putting Everyone Else’s Needs First, Overweight, and Unhappy to Radiating Confidence, Control, and Grace While Losing 40+ Pounds and Putting Herself First!

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Meet Barbie! A mother of five who recently retired from the only job she knew: owning her own hair salon for 25 years.

Barbie enjoyed tremendous success in her business because she was an expert at putting everybody’s needs atop her priority list. Fortunately and unfortunately, this habit came home with her, too, which meant she fell to the very bottom of her priority list.

The result: she was overweight, unhappy, and no longer felt like herself. 

When we first met Barbie and welcomed her to The 5% Fundamentals Program in the Fall of 2021, she…

  • Literally drank nothing but coffee from early in the morning into early in the evening.
  • Only ate once per day – whatever she could get her hands on late in the evening after a non-stop, stressful day of work (which often ended up being carry-out).
  • Didn’t step foot in the gym or have any formal exercise routine.
  • Had minimal nutrition knowledge or awareness as to how her eating and exercise habits were affecting her physically, mentally, and emotionally.

Fast-forward to August of 2022 and she is not only down more than 40 pounds and counting, but she is finally putting herself first!

  • She’s also confidently and consistently eating three meals per day, yet, navigating weekend social occasions with grace, intention, and presence. 
  • She’s waking up with an abundance of energy.
  • She enjoys a frozen coffee treat once per week instead of multiple times per day.
  • She’s working out and focusing on strength training three days per week.

She’s literally a completely different human inside and out! 

Join Paul and Micheala today for an incredibly inspiring story to learn how Barbie was able to go from being stuck on autopilot, unhappy, and overweight to not only losing 40+ pounds, but to a default in which she radiates confidence, control, and grace. 
If you want LIFETIME access to The 5% Community (seriously) and the exact blueprint, resources, coaching, Community, and accountability Barbie had to help her undergo this incredible inside-out transformation, click here to schedule a call with me to learn more.

Episode Key Highlights:

  • Learn how and why Barbie began putting herself first after 50 years and the dramatic impact that had on her life.
  • Discover how impactful a semblance of the structure was in Barbie’s life when it came to her eating habits and how she’s taken ownership to navigate social occasions with grace.
  • Listen in to hear the changes Barbie has made in her self-talk and self-care routine, as well as in her behaviors – these changes are drastic!
  • Hear Barbie’s original thoughts about investing in herself and putting herself first and how these have shifted in the past year. 

Ready to start your inside-out transformation to learn how to begin putting yourself first so you can not only lose the weight and keep it off, but feel, look, and be your best just like Barbie?

Schedule your call with me here.

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Paul Salter

Paul Salter is a Registered Dietitian and Founder of The 5% Way. Since 2013, Paul has worked one-on-one with nearly 1,500 men and women, helping them to collectively lose tens of thousands of pounds of body fat and keep it off for good. He’s also published nearly 1,000 articles, two books, and 175 podcast episodes (and counting) on all things related to our five core elements of sustainable weight loss.



Micheala is a Transformation and Community Success Coach. She specializes in bringing out the absolute best in you and helping you see that you already have everything you need to achieve the transformational results you desire. Micheala will be an incredible asset for you on your journey since she went through the process herself and has seen long lasting results.

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