Solution: Total Solution
Start dress size: 18-20
Finish dress size: 12-14*
*Weight loss results may vary and are different for each individual.
Starting weight: 19st 6lbs
Finishing weight: 13st 10bs
Total weight loss: 5st 10lbs in 18 weeks
I have been overweight my entire life. Words like curvy, big and beautiful, voluptuous were always words that described me. I was confident with my size, it was something I had excepted from an early age that I was destined to be 'big girl'. When I got pregnant with my daughter I was really careful not to gain much weight and tried to continue this 'healthy' thinking once she arrived. However once she was born, my weight started to creep up. Before I knew it I was 19st6lb!!! I had gained another stone!! I had a really unhealthy relationship with food, my 8pm habit was becoming a pot of ice cream a night! The final straw was getting out of bed in the morning and already feeling like my joints were ready for bed already!
I spoke with a colleague who was starting Exante the following week and asked if I would like to join her. I was a little sceptical as VLCD (very low calorie diet) have received some bad press in the past. So I went home and researched. And I was very impressed not only with the price and selection of meal replacement products on offer but also the fact that there were different solutions to follow, 100% RDA of vitamins and minerals and no Aspartame in the products. I liked the science behind the diet and the ethos that it had.
So I bit the bullet and set a date and target. I knew I was ready, having a little girl had changed my perception on life. I was now responsible for someone else and my health was important to her as much as it was for her. My target was to lose 5st by her birthday, in the middle of June.
I started Exante on 10/02/2013. I found the first three days the hardest, mainly because I still had to continue cooking for my husband and my little girl. However I knew in my head that once ketosis kicked in I would be much happier, and I was. By the end of the first week I felt great, then I stood on the scales and... 11lbs off!!! Amazed this spurred me on to continue. Before I knew it I was 4 weeks in and had lost 23lbs! I started to really enjoy the diet, and also really enjoyed researching different recipes for food weeks. I found support through social media and my colleagues, they all knew I was doing the diet and always asked how I was doing every week I came in. I weighed in every week in Boots, it meant that I had a ticket every week of weight loss! It was a great motivator.
18 weeks later I am now 13st 10lbs and have smashed my target of 5st! I can't believe this is my body! I have learnt so much about food and nutrition and have taken up running and cycling. I have now set myself a target of 2st loss by Christmas through healthy living, ketogenic diet and exercise. I know that if I needed to lose weight in the future (hoping that I never have to) I wouldn't think twice of doing Exante again. I have also encourage more than 5 people to join the Exante family including my mother in law and one of my best friends!
Thank you Exante, you saved my life!
Weight loss results may vary and are different for each individual.