Khanh Ngo was your typical college student, eating and drinking whatever he could get his hands on from the 24/7 student cafeteria at his university. The YORHealth co-founder describes Ngo as a determined young man who struggled to gain weight throughout high school but had no problem packing on the pounds as a college freshman. However, Ngo’s extra weight wasn’t what he really wanted.
Ngo started college 20 pounds underweight. It did not take long, however, for his rigorous schedule and unlimited access to junk food for him to gain 20 pounds of fat around his midsection. The YOR customer had wanted to gain weight but his desire was for muscle and not fat. The extra pounds coupled with the poor diet left Ngo tired and unable to concentrate on classes or his full-time job. YOR Essential Vitamins were Ngo’s solution.
YOR Essential Vitamins replaced Ngo’s $40 weekly caffeine habit by giving him natural energy and boosting his stamina. Ngo has also swapped his nightly cafeteria trips for a sugar-free YOR Shake. With just 140 cal per serving, YOR Shake offers a boost of nutrition without the crash that Ngo was so used to when drinking coffee and energy drinks all day long.
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YOR Health serves as an inspiration to thousands of people across the globe. John Nadeau is one of these people, who found himself in total disbelief when Wong’s company’s products helped him lose 40 pounds.
Q: How did YOR Health first help John Nadeau make a change in his life?
Wong: John joined the company first as a way to make extra money, thinking that money would equate to unquestionable happiness. While we were certainly glad to have him on board, his mentor, Mercedes Tran, helped John understand that YOR Health’s primary mission was to start a health and wellness revolution.
Q: We understand that John struggled with his weight. Did that play a part in his desire for financial security?
Wong: It absolutely did. John always felt that being fat was ingrained into his DNA and that if he was going to be overweight, he may as well strive to have the money to simply buy the things that thin people had. He thought that money could get him friends, relationships, and respect.
Q: And did money make him happy?
Wong: What John realized once he actually started to take products for himself was that it was never really money he was chasing. John lost about 40 pounds and built a network of friends across the country. This new group was made up of people that “got” him and understood the need to fill the void. Thankfully, John not only regained his health but also found financial independence and a community of like-minded people.
Rob Tomaino looked like every other dad-coach at the baseball field – he was a little bit overweight and softer around the center than he was in his 20s, says Dennis Wong. Here, the YOR Health cofounder explains how Rob dropped 48 pounds and uncovered the body he thought he’d lost.
Q: What prompted Rob Tomaino to try YOR Health products in the first place?
Rob realized around his 40th birthday that he was suddenly rundown and had no mental focus whatsoever. His chronic fatigue and inability to concentrate had begun to affect every aspect of his life, including his relationships and career. He finally decided to seek out ways to improve his energy levels.
YORHealth has heard countless stories of college students living off fast food and energy drinks for the duration of their degree. Lisa Chang, a Lowell, Massachusetts, student could have very easily wound up in this group if not for a chance encounter with a YOR Health representative.
Q: Why was health and exercise never a concern for Lisa Chang?
Lisa was thin so she assumed that she was healthy. However, she never ate breakfast and considered chicken fingers nutritionally sound. Despite a constant buffet of cheesesteak, sodas, and quesadillas, Lisa managed to maintain her slim figure.
Q: Doesn’t thin mean healthy?
Not necessarily. As Lisa learned, some people metabolize fat quicker than others, despite other health issues. For Lisa, her unhealthy habits materialized in other visible ways – in the form of pimply, oily skin. Though Lisa was confident with her body, how she felt about her face was another story. Lisa would spend hours each day on her hair and makeup, always running to the bathroom to make sure her blemishes were not showing through.
Jessica Haar was raised by single yet doting father, two uncles, and grandfather. Without a woman’s influence, Jessica grew up “eating like a man.” In college, Jessica continued her masculine dining approach by drinking lots of beer and eating entirely too much fast food. Here, Dennis Wong of YOR Health shares how Jessica went from 185 pounds to a size four in less than a year.
Q: How did Jessica’s upbringing affect her relationship with food?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Jessica’s dad, who had two children by the age of 24, raised his family without the influence of a woman. He was busy all the time and never had a chance to sit down and have dinner with Jessica. This meant that Jessica had a casual relationship with food and never really considered it as anything other than a means to survive.
Q: Why was it so hard for Jessica to learn about nutrition as she entered high school?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: When Jessica started high school, she went from a chubby little girl to an active and attractive young athlete. She — along with boys she had known her entire life – begin to take notice of her changing body. Living in a small town, however, made it tough for Jessica to find anyone who could counsel her on her nutritional needs.
Ben Howard used to hide in the shadows, despite being in the limelight, says Dennis Wong. The YOR Health co-founder explains how Howard overcame his skin problems and gained the confidence to face the world in the following brief interview.
Q: How did Ben Howard’s life as a musician affect his ability to maintain a proper hygiene routine?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Ben spent most of his summers traveling from venue to venue. On these trips, he would be sometimes go without access to a bathroom for days at a time. This was problematic since Ben performed outdoors on most occasions and would sweat profusely. He also ate a poor diet during these concerts, stuffing whatever he could get for free into his mouth between sets.
Achieving your fitness goals is tough, acknowledges Dennis Wong of YOR Health. But it is possible with a little persistence and the right balance of nutrition. Here, Wong discusses one success story and shares insight on how to lose weight and gain muscle.
Q: How did Kevin Nadolny sabotaged his own fitness routine?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: Kevin spent years keeping up with the same workout routine but never did anything to boost his nutrition. As a result, Kevin remained thin but lacked the muscle definition he so desired. Today, Kevin varies his routine from day to day and plays soccer at least once a week. He has also supplemented his diet with YOR Shake.
Q: How has this helped?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: By adding additional protein, Kevin’s body was able to more efficiently build muscles.
Q: Is protein the secret to gaining muscle and losing fat?
Dennis Wong, YOR Health: There is no real secret to doing so. However, protein is essential for both. Additionally, the body uses protein to make hormones and enzymes and is one of the major building blocks of skin, cartilage, bone, and blood. People who lack protein in their diet cannot build and repair tissues as effectively as those who consume meat, nuts, or other sources.