I grew up in a family owned business. My granddaddy, Jessie Gilstrap, owned Trenton Appliance in West Monroe. He was such a genius, and I watched as he grew his company. My mom and dad owned Trenton Appliance on Highway 165, so I grew up learning how to run a business by watching my family. The best advice ever given to me was if you really love what you are doing and have a true passion for it you will be a huge success!
At age 14, I loved teaching people of all ages how to swim, so I started my own business teaching swim lessons. I loved teaching people of all ages how to swim, so I did that for 14 years! I enjoyed aerobics, so I started a small aerobics class in Ruston, Louisiana as I completed my degree at LA Tech University. From there I hired my friends to help.
Once I graduated from LA Tech University, I worked as a clinical R.D., LDN at St. Francis Hospital and P&S Surgical Hospital for 7 years. Then I finally started Eat to Lose, Inc., I and hit the ground running! This is the best of all my jobs!!! I get to help clients decrease obesity related medications. It is so rewarding! I am getting to see kids grow up with more confidence and transform in front of my eyes.
I feel like I am doing what I am best at in life at the moment, and I will always do what it takes to be successful and get the job done. I will always remember this advice – to be true to my passion.
“Measured cholesterol is a combination of genetics and eating habits; if you have high cholesterol Andi can help you plan your diet to reduce cholesterol levels,” says Dr. Dyess.
A father and daughter team up and Eat to Lose with Andi.
“Eat to Lose” offers a solid program that can lead to a decrease in the need for costly medications,”
says Dr. Mark Napoli.