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Karen’s 3 stone Lockdown Weight loss

Karen’s 3 stone Lockdown Weight loss

This year has undoubtedly been a tough year. And whilst many of us can’t wait for 2020 to end, this was the year that Karen lost 3 stone and turned her life around.

We spoke to Karen to hear how she’d got on with exante, and what advice she has to others who are keen to lose weight. 

After suffering a long health battle, Karen noticed her weight was increasing slowly. After being urged to lose weight for surgery she needed, Karen began following the exante 800 plan back in May 2020.

It was after her surgery during the first UK lockdown when Karen decided to do something about her weight long term. Her main reason was to be fitter and healthier for her three young children.

It genuinely has changed my life. It’s got me to a healthy weight range and BMI for the first time in years.

After discovering exante, she hasn’t looked back since. She saysbefore finding exante, I couldn’t really get myself into a proper routine. One day whilst researching weight loss plans, I stumbled upon exante. I ordered the meal replacements straight away and started on the 800 plan. It’s the best thing I’ve ever done! I managed to get my weight down to 14 stone 7lbs which was a huge milestone for me”

After sticking to the exante 800 plan, she has since managed to lose 3 stone in total and is now 11 stone 7lbs. Once she’d reached her goal, Karen switched to the exante 1200 plan to ensure she maintained her weight loss. 

Karens 3 stone lockdown weightloss

Karen Says…

“What I can achieve on exante is so much more than I ever thought was possible – my weight loss journey has been amazing. It genuinely has changed my life. It’s got me to a healthy weight range and BMI for the first time in years. I’ve gained so much confidence and I can now be active with my kids without getting tired. exante has given me a new lease of life and helped with my recovery too. I’m in a lot less pain than I was before. Everyone has noticed the positive changes in me since starting the plan – it’s the best decision I’ve made”

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Karen’s top tips 

  • Try as many products as you can to find your favourites
  • Drink plenty of water and space your meals out, I start my first meal at midday as I like to have my meal in the evening and finish with my bar and cuppa in bed at night
  • Trust the plan (it works) believe in yourself and just enjoy it!
  • Take photos throughout your journey as it helps to see how far you’ve come if you’re having a bad day

If you’ve been inspired by Karen’s weight loss journey, or have your own journey you’d like to share with us, please do get in touch via our Instagram – we love hearing from you!



Katie Jerome

Katie Jerome

Writer and expert

Katie graduated from the University of Manchester in 2018 with a BSc in Marketing. Since leaving university, Katie enjoys discovering new recipes and making healthy food at home. As a follower of the exante 5:2 plan, Katie, who works in the Social & Content team knows first-hand the importance of a balanced lifestyle to reach an end goal.


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