Conquering the Weight Loss Rollercoaster

December 8, 2017,

Rebecca Haresign

Michael Billington will tell you that he has struggled with weight all his life. For over 40 years he had tried countless products and plans but could never seem to lose the weight and keep it off. In the end though, the result was always the same, he ended up putting the weight back on again.

Michael was falling asleep at his job, suffering from all manner of aches and pains, due to his weight and even struggling to tie his own shoe laces. After nearly four decades of riding the weight loss rollercoaster, he lost his motivation and began to accept he would be overweight forever.

That is, until he found Isagenix.

Michael was introduced to Isagenix by a friend at his church. After trying IsaLean™ Shakes, he began to research the company and decided to attend an Isagenix meeting being held at his church.

He walked away from the meeting impressed, not just with the products, but also with the incredible support that members of the group were providing each other. It was unlike anything he had ever experienced in his attempts to lose weight in the past. People he had never met were approaching with support. He knew that if he was going to embark on this journey with Isagenix, he wouldn’t have to do it alone.

With personal trainer Adam

So, he decided to commit and give it a go.

To his surprise, after one month he had lost a total of 19 Kg*. But the weight wasn’t the most noticeable change that had happened. He felt more motivated, confident and energetic—the hopelessness he had felt before had melted away and he no longer felt resigned to being overweight. People around him started commenting on how much he had changed and how much happier he looked.

It wasn’t long before a wardrobe change was in order. Previously, Michael had to shop at clothing stores with larger clothing sizes, but now he could shop in high street stores with his family.

One of Michael’s proudest moments on his journey was when he spoke at an event in Dublin. Usually, because of his weight and confidence challenges, he struggled with speaking in front of others, often speaking too quickly to be understood well. This time though, his biggest critic, his elder sister, commented on how proud she was of him and how clearly, he spoke.

Michael and son Stephen

As Michael’s journey progressed, and with the support of his church and Isagenix team, he began sharing his story. He also joined the company Facebook page and found further inspiration in many other success stories. As he began to share his experiences, he started receiving calls from others in his church saying that they wanted to know more about what he was doing to improve his quality of life.

This provided an easy transition into business side of Isagenix, as he was eager to help more people like himself. He especially wanted to share his opinion of the benefits of Cleanse Days** with people as trying a Cleanse Day** was a real turning point in his journey.

Michael’s advice to anyone who is just starting out with Isagenix is to ‘embrace the product 100%, don’t stop encouraging people, always be honest and don’t give up!’.

Michael Billington is 55 years old and lives in County Down, Northern Ireland, UK. Since starting with Isagenix he has lost over 50 Kg* and works part time as a Consultant. On 4 October 2017 Michael finished his first IsaBody Challenge®, and on 5 October he started his second.

* The weight loss and lifestyle results depicted in this article may vary depending on level of effort, adherence to a controlled-calorie dietary regime, and physical constitution. The results were achieved when Isagenix products were included as part of a healthy lifestyle that incorporates regular exercise, appropriate portion control, and a varied and balanced diet to meet desired goals. Those who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a medical condition are advised to consult a doctor before using Isagenix products or making any other dietary changes.

 ** A Cleanse Day is a nutritionally supported fast that nourishes and energizes your body’s own detoxification systems. For further Cleanse Day information, visit

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