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Success Stories / #ChangeAMeal Success Story: Dray

Feb 09, 2016 • Smoothie King

We love hearing about our guests’ choices to improve their lifestyle. Dray, a Records and Documentation Supervisor from Houston, Texas, decided to get more of a good thing by taking the Change A Meal Challenge. Read on to learn how he decreased his waist size by more than 4 inches in spite of a busy lifestyle and challenging family medical history and even inspired his wife to pursue her weight loss goals as well.

Q: Why Change A Meal?

A: Dray’s reality was plain and simple: he felt unhealthy. He gained a great deal of weight during his wife’s pregnancy last year. “I would go pick up food for her to eat and always ended getting myself something, too,” said Dray. A routine visit to the doctor changed his life. He learned that he had high cholesterol and high blood pressure issues that have been a struggle for many members of his family.

The news was enough to get him going on a path that reversed his lifestyle. Looking for a way to make better food choices, Dray began the Change A Meal Challenge last year.

Q: How does Dray incorporate Smoothies in his diet?

A: Dray loves all the Meal Replacement Smoothies, but he tends to drink a Gladiator® Smoothie for lunch after a round of basketball and/or weight training. He also goes for a Peanut Power Plus Strawberry™ Smoothie as a daily post-workout breakfast snack.

Q: How has Change A Meal changed Dray’s life?

A: Since taking the Change A Meal Challenge, maintaining a low-calorie diet and exercising regularly, Dray says he is in a better place with his health. He lost 24 pounds and almost 5 inches off of his waist! He now feels like he has more energy and stamina to workout longer and play more with his kids – both things he wasn’t able to do before. His blood pressure is now at a normal level, and his clothes fit better. His wife also lost 10 pounds* with the Change A Meal Challenge, a lower-calorie diet and a consistent workout routine. The duo has cut out all fast food, sodas and other sugary drinks from their diets. Both are thrilled with their results.

Q: What does Dray want people to know about Smoothie King?

A: Dray says he is in a good place. He believes he couldn’t have made the lifestyle and habit changes necessary without Meal Replacement Smoothies. He’s happy that he could inspire his wife to take the challenge, too, and is glad to be part of something good.

Dray made a difference in his life. Learn how you can get started, too, at

Keep checking back here for more success stories to get inspired and go after your goals!

*Weight loss is dependent on each individual’s needs and is based on a low-calorie diet combined with an exercise program. Consult your physician before beginning any diet program.


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