Genevieve had given up on ever losing the 35 kilos / 77 pounds, she’d gained over the years until her brother-in-law walked into a party and changed her life.
“I found myself pushing a size 18 (US 14) when I was hitting around my 50th birthday,” Genevieve told us, “and at that point I had just given up because I had just tried everything. I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t lose the weight. What was wrong with me, that I couldn’t be disciplined enough? I would catch my reflection in a shop window and not even recognise who that person was. I would always feel like I was the person who was overlooked because I was so overweight, and I felt really, really unattractive because of that. Then I saw my brother-in-law at a party and he was literally half the size from when I’d seen him three months prior and he told me he was doing this new thing called intermittent fasting. So, I thought ‘you know what? I’ll just see if I can get through one day.”
“So, I’ve gone from literally a size 18 (US 14) to a size 8 (US 4), which is unbelievable. I still pinch myself every day that this is true. It’s so maintainable and I don’t feel deprived and I still get to eat all the foods that I love, and I still get to drink wine and have a Flake and yet I can be this size. If I can do it, anyone can do it because I was absolutely someone who had given up and had tried everything to lose weight. I would also say that you don’t have to feel deprived, you can do this just a couple of days a week you can even just do it a couple of hours a day! I still can’t believe how good this is; I still can’t believe it myself. It’s amazing.”