From one fad diet to another, it seems like celebrities have tried them all. But as the trend moves on, diet plans are abandoned and the latest one’s adopted. How can we distinguish between the diets that work long term and the ones that don’t?
For Denise Welch there has only been one staple weight-loss plan in her life and this May, she will be celebrating 7 years of maintaining her weight loss with LighterLife. Let’s take a look back at her amazing journey.
“I’m so proud to be LighterLife’s ambassador almost seven years on from starting the TotalFast Plan and losing two stone. Although my pending wedding to Lincoln was my short-term goal, I wanted to keep the weight off and really tackle the negative cycle I’d found myself in with food, which is exactly what I’ve done thanks to LighterLife!” .
Denise lost a jaw-dropping 2 stone in 2 months ahead of her wedding in 2013 by following our TotalFast Plan and attending a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) group each week. She has since continued to maintain her weight loss by using the LighterLife FlexiFasting Plan.
Why did Denise choose LighterLife in 2013?
“It was because of the group work,” she explains. “I’d swapped drinking too much for eating too much. What I quickly realised through my 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.”
“In practical terms, this means that I now stop and think before I eat. I find it helps to ask myself, ‘Are you really hungry, or are you just fed up, tired or stressed?’ This helps me catch myself from falling back into unhelpful eating patterns. LighterLife has taught me how to enjoy treats, in moderation, without slipping back into bad comfort eating habits.”
How has Denise maintained her weight loss?
After losing 2st Denise has seen some great health improvements and continues to maintain her weight loss with the LighterLife FlexiFasting Plan. What Denise loves most about the FlexiFasting Plan is that she can still enjoy her favourite dish of Fish and Chips. But now instead of reaching for food for emotional reasons Denise now makes an informed decision about when to have a treat around her fasting days.
If you are looking for a weight-loss plan that will support you to achieve your dream weight, then look no further. LighterLife will help you maintain your new weight in the long term so you can start living your dream life.