“When I used to be on diet after diet, I spent the whole time thinking about whether my weight had gone up or down since the day before. I’d be totally wrapped up in what I could eat, what I couldn’t eat, how many calories were in each meal.
“Now I don’t even think about food. I can eat what I want but I only want to eat when I’m hungry. The Slimpod tells you ‘listen to your body, eat when hungry, stop when full’ – so that’s what I do.
“It’s been tremendous. My friends say they don’t understand how it works but I tell them they don’t have to – it just does. I’ve lost over five stone and today I had a Snickers for breakfast! How good is that?”
Single mum Rachael lives in Buckingham with her four children aged 11, 9, 7 and 5. They love the fact that their mum is much more active now. Says Rachael: “I find I’m doing a lot more in my daily life.
Look at that flat tummy
"I take the stairs not the lift, I walk to school, I walk to the
town centre. I even ran to school to pick up the children the other day.
“My friends are always amazed when we got out for a meal and I stop
halfway through the main course because I’m full. They say ‘you must
finish it because you’ve paid for it’ but I’m not a dustbin any more and
I just don’t need to eat it all any more.
“Emotional eating has always been a problem for me and I started
dieting when I was nine or 10, mainly because my Mum was always on a
diet and lived on Ryvitas. I was brought up to believe that dieting is
what girls have to do.
“Then when I got older, if I had a hard day the automatic reaction would be to tuck into a cake. My default reaction to stress was to eat. But my Slimpod has made me think very differently.
“The first time I listened to it I went to the shops next morning and bought fruit, even though I’d told myself I would be able to eat what I liked. Fruit salad was suddenly much more appealing than cakes!
“I’m thrilled that my daughter, who’s nearly 12, has a mother who isn’t obsessed with food or losing weight. She sees me eating good healthy food and likes the fact I can say No to big helpings. I know that will have a positive effect on her later in life.
“My Slimpod has made me more relaxed and contented. My 10 minutes with the earphones in is a very special time for me which I find soothing and calming. In fact, some days if life’s a bit hectic I nip off for a quick listen and come back a different person.”
Rachael has been listening
to the Slimpod Drop Two
Dress Sizes Or More, one
of 18 Slimpods and Fitpods
available in our store.
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Rachael's pictures are by Jay Mountford
Very nice waistline, too