Read about how Karen lost her weight!
Q: What made you decide to lose weight?
A: After a bad skiing accident, I was in a wheelchair and on crutches for 3 years. During that time my already troublesome weight spiralled way out of control. Then l was told l may lose my leg after the surgeons repairing my leg severed the main artery by mistake! Anyway, to cut a long story short, l basically comfort ate. When it came to having physio I realised it was twice the effort to recover just because of my weight and that’s when I decided to do something about it.
Q: How did Exante fit into your lifestyle?
A: I’m a registered nurse working permanent nights so the plan was ideal as l didn’t have to consider making up meals for work. A beef and black bean pot or Daal pot are brilliant for taking on nights as they’re easy to prepare and warming when on a night shift! My partner also followed Exante with me so we acted as great supports for each other.
Q: How has your life changed since losing weight?
A: My life is now completely different. I have a dog who l walk up to 1.5hrs every day. Prior to Exante l would huff and puff around the park. Not only have l lost weight, the dog has too as she’s getting more exercise as well!! My self-confidence is increasing daily and I’m starting to enjoy social occasions again (I had become very insular and reluctant to socialise). I no longer spend all day every day in jogging bottoms, sitting in the house and instead feel that l am beginning to enjoy life again after 5 years of hiding behind my weight and using my injured leg as an excuse not to participate fully in life
Q: What have you learnt during your journey with Exante?
A: The biggest thing I have learned is to drink water and to use it as my go-to product when l feel hungry. Although l knew that thirst is often confused with hunger l had never really understood it before. Now when l feel hungry, l drink a glass of water, wait 15 mins and then decide if I’m really actually hungry or not.