Librarian Christine Hall promotes new Starbucks diet, claims she lost 90 pounds
Christine Hall decided not to sign up for an expensive or questionable weight loss program. Hall cut out trips to the grocery store, doubling down and visiting Starbucks much more often.
She’s a law librarian who claims to get her meals from the famed Seattle coffee maker and it helped her lose nearly 80 pounds.
From 190 to 114 pounds, Hall tracks her calorie intake eating almost exclusively from Starbucks, beginning two years ago due to convenience and the clear calorie information in their foods.
“I have a busy schedule, so it just works for me,” says Hall, age 66. “I know exactly what I’m getting. I can plan my day in advance because I’ve memorized the calories in everything.”
The Virginia woman says she’s eating a healthy variety of foods, with her doctor’s approval. “It’s not like I’m having a bagel every day,” she said. “I’m mixing it up and making sure I get protein, fruits and vegetables.”
She reached a high of 212 pounds in November, 2009. But it did become an issue when, at 200 pounds, she was rejected as a kidney donor.
“The kidney doctor was the first who had the nerve to say, ‘Let’s talk about your weight,’” Hall said.
She started keeping a written food diary and lost 10 pounds. By May 10, 2010, at 190 pounds, she discovered the MyPlate calorie tracker at livestrong.com and started buying all of her food from Starbucks.
She eventually lost 40 pounds, enough to become an altruistic kidney donor in a 32-person kidney swap in November, 2010.