“At the beginning of 2017 I felt really unwell. It was getting ridiculous, I couldn’t even get up the stairs without getting out of breath. Not only did I not feel healthy, but I also hated how I looked. I’d stopped socialising and being my fun-loving self. I was very conscious that my 40th birthday was fast approaching and if I didn’t do something now I was at risk of serious health problems.
Growing up, I was nurtured with food. Food made everything better and it didn’t take me long to adopt this mindset as a coping strategy in my adult life. I associated having a full stomach with satisfaction and letting emotions rule my eating behaviour played a big part in my weight reaching 22st. .
On the 17th July I signed up to LighterLife because I wanted to lose the weight quickly and effectively, and I didn’t have years to wait for the change. The LighterLife Total Plan was perfect for me as I could lose a stone each month and, considering I had over 10st to lose, this was amazing. Each day I’d have four tasty products to replace my usual diet of high sugar snacks and big family feasts.
The best thing about LighterLife is the weekly group therapy run by my counsellor, Caroline. I absolutely love the ladies in my group, it’s great to be able to find friends who can support you on your journey. There’s nothing worse than going it alone. Through the weekly group sessions, I’ve been able to explore my emotional triggers around food. I now have practical tips on how I can cope with my emotions without heading straight for the biscuit tin.
Today I realise that food was the one thing that was making me miserable, so for all those times where I was ‘treating’ myself I was just making myself unhappier in the long run. I’ve learnt that the emotions I was supressing with food can be dealt with in other ways.
Since losing more than 10st I’ve just been enjoying life to the full. I celebrated my 40th birthday in style after finding the confidence to be centre stage at my big birthday bash. This year I sat next to my daughter on a rollercoaster for the first time, it felt amazing to join in the excitement rather than sitting on the side-lines. I’ve even started riding a bike to work - 22st Zoe would never have been able to do that!
Honestly, if I can do this then anyone can. It’s given me back the life food was taking away from me and I’m now the energetic mum I want to be. LighterLife’s unique approach to weight loss works and I can’t recommend it enough!”
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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.
"I'd find myself lying awake at night full of anxiety thinking: If I don't lose weight, I'm going to die. I'm not ready to die."
"What I quickly realised through the LighterLife group work was that I often listened to the Child's voice inside my head: the rebel that says 'Go on, you deserve it.' I was ignoring my rational, Adult voice"
"Since losing over 7st* I’m told I look like a different person. My face is much slimmer. I’m also far more confident..."