"LighterLife has saved me from a pattern of yo yo dieting. I feel that both myself and Denise have reached the point where we have made a change for life"

After learning that losing weight would dramatically improve Paul's health, Denise encouraged him to return to LighterLife.


  • Weight lost: 6st 3lb*
  • Weight loss plan: Total


  • Weight lost: 5st 4lb*
  • Weight loss plan: Total

Denise: 'In 2007 Paul joined LighterLife and I couldn’t get behind him, I didn’t think he had a weight issue, and for me it was just about vanity. I thought at the time I was simply looking after my husband. Looking back now I realise the portion sizes were way too big.'

Paul started to pile on the pounds once he stopped joining his weekly management group and he reverted back to his old eating habits. It wasn’t until six years later, when Paul’s diabetic nurse remarked that he would need to start injecting insulin, that Paul realised how much his weight was affecting his health.

Paul: 'I had been on seven different medications for high blood pressure and diabetes since 2011, and when the nurse told me I’d need to start injecting I felt sick. To hear that I wouldn’t be alive at 50 was enough to shock me in to making the changes I needed to.'

After hearing the news and learning that losing weight would dramatically improve Paul’s health issues, Denise encouraged Paul to return to LighterLife. It was then that Denise made the decision to go on the journey with him.

'I need Paul to be on this planet for as long as possible. I knew that losing weight alongside him was the best way to help him so I was fully committed.'

Denise: 'When I initially joined LighterLife it was only to support Paul, but I have seen fantastic results. Not only did I lose over 5 stone* but the techniques I learnt during my group sessions also helped me to quit smoking. Looking back I can’t believe I was happy at a size 22! I can 100% say we will not be going back. It still feels completely bizarre picking up a size 12* on the high street after shopping online for so long.'

Today the husband and wife duo run their own online craft business, Charming Beads, and credit each other for their on-going success.

'Some days were tougher than others but knowing you had the support of a loved one, who was going through the same emotions, was invaluable. We became each others at-home counsellor.'

*Each of our client's results and stories are unique to them and their experience of LighterLife. Your own results will be personal to you and may vary.

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