This is Robbins' second time to go through the classes. And her doctor is quite happy with her. Ever since being in the classes, she has seen her blood pressure and sugar levels improve.
Robbins, who is diabetic, has learned a lot about living a healthy lifestyle. Robbins said the classes also teach participants the importance of portion control — only eat half the pork chop, for example, and load up your plate with vegetables.
Since taking the classes, Robbins grills more food and tries out new recipes as often as the Total Wellness program leaders hand them out. She has learned recipes that help her incorporate more vegetables into her casserole recipes. And she learned that she likes cauliflower.
Overall, Robbins has lost 12 pounds since taking the classes and doesn't want to see 200 pounds on that scale ever again.
“I realized some weeks you can eat proper, but your weight might stay the same,” Robbins said. “But if you stay on the program and you watch your portions, the next week, two pounds comes off.”