“When I was first offered the chance to have a Slimpod
I didn’t think it would work. I’d tried everything to lose weight –
even the dreaded cabbage soup diet – but nothing had worked. Why should
this be any different?
“Admittedly it took a week or so to start to kick in
but it has actually worked. Not only have I cut out snacking between
meals, but I find myself getting up and doing exercise. "There’s
an exercise bike in the house and sometimes when I’m watching TV I get
up on the bike and pedal away. I’ve never done that before. And now I’d
rather walk than get a lift.
“In just two months I’ve lost 11lbs and I’ve achieved
my goal of getting back in my favourite dress. That’s a drop of two
sizes, because the dress is a size 8. To be honest, I still need to lose
a couple more pounds before the dress is 100 per cent comfortable, but I
know I will do it pretty easily.
“The amazing thing is
that I’m not hungry and I don’t feel deprived in any way. In fact, I
actually feel as if I’m eating more than I used to, but the difference
is that what I eat know is good for me.
“I’m still eating the same amount, except it’s better
for me and I don’t eat it all at once. I only eat half the pasta I make
for myself, whereas before I’d eat it all until I
felt sick. At uni I’m
surrounded by students snacking on crisps and biscuits and there’s
always pizza in the fridge, but I know I can trust myself to keep away
from things that aren’t good for me.
“My life revolved around food – but not now. I’ve had
the odd day when I’ve fancied a bag of sweets and I’ve bought them. But
I only had one or two before I realised that I didn’t want them. Every
time I’m tempted now I listen to my Slimpod and the temptation goes
“Most of the time food doesn’t even cross my mind. As
a student you have to find the cheapest meals you can and I used to
find myself eating poor quality processed food. Now, thanks to my
Slimpod, I only eat healthy food and most of it I prepare myself.
“I’ve discovered that preparing something like fresh
turkey is great. Turkey is one of the cheapest meats for students and
it’s a hardly fattening at all. I’ve also switched to brown rice rather
than white for the first time, and the same with pasta.
“I’ve now finally lost the weight I put on last
Christmas but this year I know I’ll be all right because far from
putting weight on I know I’ll be losing a little bit more. I’ve got that
dress to fit into! “