Kat drops seven dress sizes after losing 9st
LighterLife client, Kat Grimshaw, lost an incredible nine stone following the Total Plan ahead of her 30th birthday. After spending years using food as a crutch for many of life’s […]Read more
Overweight since childhood and a veteran dieter, Sarah Payne found the key to lasting weight management and a healthier relationship with herself and with food in LighterLife’s unique, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy-based (CBT) group counselling.
“I’d been overweight since around the age of 12. My mother noticed I was gaining weight once I was able to freely go out and buy sweet treats with my pocket money. My weight gain was steady over the years and I found myself in a vicious cycle of losing some weight but then putting it all back on. I never seemed to be able to get it under control.
“When I was cooking for the family at home I’d catch myself finishing the kids’ leftovers – a chicken nugget here, a few chips there. I would forget all about those extra calories I’d eaten that day.
“Then in August 2016, I chose a weight-loss programme that combined a very-low-calorie diet with CBT to tackle my negative attitudes to food and would give me fast results; losing a pound a week just wasn’t motivating enough. After speaking to my GP and getting the OK, I joined up immediately. At first I was hesitant about the counselling group, but wanted to give my all to the diet. I was committed to changing my life.
“Joining a phone-counselling group was something completely new to me; it wasn’t offered with any other diet plan I’d tried before. My Counsellor helped me to see I was an emotional eater: if I was happy, I’d reach for food; if I’d had a bad day, I’d find comfort in food. Without the group support I wouldn’t have been aware that my mindless eating had me consuming an extra 1000 calories a day!
“For me, LighterLife has been the best way to lose weight because it’s changed my mindset for life.”
Find out more about Sarah’s very low calorie diet.