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Gary’s story

Gary was chubby as a child, he was called names, rarely chosen for sports teams and felt humilitated. During his teens he lost some weight, then in his early twenties he got married and started a new job which involved long distance driving, he’d stop off at service stations for burgers, chips and chocolate bars and soon started putting on weight, over the years he just got used to being big.

It was when Gary’s doctor tried to put him on medication for high blood pressure the he realised he had to do something. He was only 47 and knew if he lost weight he probably wouldn’t need it. So he got in touch with his local LighterLife Counsellor.

  • Weight lost: 6st*
  • Length maintaining: 8 years*
  • Weight loss plan: Total
  • Followed by Management


“I joined my Counsellors LighterLife Total men’s group and we had some great banter, the weight came off so fast, within six months I’d lost 6st*. The main thing that still helps me today is the Transactional Analysis activities we did in group, I learned I was a rebellious child, feeling entitled to have whatever I fancied. I no longer treat myself with food.

LighterLife Management trained me in mindful eating, portion control and nutrition.Managment is what separates LighterLife from it’s competitors. These days I stick to a healthy eating plan, I avoid processed food and cook from scratch. I still enjoy a beer at the weekend, but I know how to counteract it by eating better the following day.

I keep in touch with my Counsellor and other LighterLife clients via Twitter and Facebook I like inspiring people to stick with it, and I always offer advise to people starting out. They also inspire me to stay on track. It’s a great support network.”

It wasn’t too late for Gary to change his life. You can too. LighterLife has helped hundreds of thousands of people lose weight, and there’s a programme for everyone.


*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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