Michael Drucker from Edgware shed an incredible 14 stones and has become a Slimming World Consultant.
“I was overweight as a child and drastically gained weight when I got married 24 years ago. I’m a high-school teacher and I’d eat peanut butter sandwiches, creamy pasta salads and crisps at my desk and drank countless bottles of coca-cola. At home I grazed on the kids’ leftovers before tucking into a big, home-cooked meal like steak and deep-fried chips”, he shared.
He was depressed about his weight and the struggles it brought to his life like getting stuck on rides, breaking chairs etc. His son’s wedding came and instead of enjoying it, he spent the whole day worrying that he’s ruining it. He felt like he did not deserve his beautiful family.
“My wife Sharon knew how upset I was and took me along to my local Slimming World. I was petrified and expected to feel humiliated, especially as a man in front of a room of women. Nothing could have been further from the truth. Everyone made me feel welcome; to them, I was someone – like them – who needed support to lose weight”, he said.
He enjoyed food optimizing as he felt like it’s not a diet at all. He could still devour food in large amounts and he doesn’t have to do any counting. His favorite breakfast is weetabix with fat-free yogurt and lots of fresh fruits for snacks throughout the day. For caffeine indulgence, he swaps sugary lattes with coffee with skimmed milk as a sweetener. Vegetables weren’t part of his diet years ago but now he’s enjoying them. His favorite meal is peppered salmon with potatoes and loads of roasted veggies.
Before I joined Slimming World, I didn’t do any exercise. Now Body Magic is part of my daily life. I walk everywhere, run 40 miles a week and cycle between 20 and 30 miles!
“In just two short years I lost nearly 14 stones* and I gained so much more. I’m brimming with pride in myself, and my family is overflowing with pride in me. I’ve got a great group of new friends through Slimming World and my health is so much better. A friend who I’d not seen for a while said, ‘Wow, you must have added 20 years to your life’. I wanted to make the most of those 20 years so decided to train as a Slimming World Consultant”, he shared.
Losing weight gave him real confidence and has changed his life for the better. He runs five groups a week in London. He totally loves his job, his life and he loves inspiring people to achieve the same success he had.
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