At 35, Sarah Kinally from Stourbridge, West Midlands once thought that she could only lose weight by having a surgery. But she found one diet program that worked and made her lose an incredible 9 stones.
“I tried to stop my hands from shaking as I began to type three little words that seemed to spell out my last resort: weight-loss surgery. My eyes filled with tears as I read about the terrifying health risks: bleeding, blockages, blood clots and heart attacks, to name a few.”
She has struggled with her weight for as long as she could remember. And she’s tried everything before, from low carb diets to calorie counting, shakes and even vile cabbage soup diet but none of those worked for her. Soon she went back to her old eating habits and gained more weight.
“My Mum and sister, Jennie, announced they were going to Slimming World but I didn’t feel ready to take the plunge. I agreed to eat the same meals as they did at home and lost 3st!”
When she finally went to group and tried Food Optimising herself, the pounds just kept on dropping. She found it easy to follow the plan.
“My daytime meals were simple, enjoying a huge bowl of fruit and yogurt for breakfast and a jacket potato with beans and salad for lunch. I swapped my oil-laden curries for low-Syn sticky five-spice gammon or pork meatballs and snacked on fruit in between.”
What made her stick with Slimming World is the support she gets from group.
“I picked up loads of tips from Paula and the other members, and I loved taking part in IMAGE Therapy.”
When she reached her target weight of 10st 12lbs she decided to become a Slimming World Consultant and help others achieve what she has.
“Because I’m so much happier in my skin, I’m more fun to be around. I happily pose for pictures and I’m delighted to show off my new figure in flowery, figure-hugging dresses. I never want to go back to the old me who considered weight-loss surgery. I love the new me too much!”