Fiona had got to ‘that stage’ with her weight. Embarrassed and feeling desperate, she was considering gastric sleeve surgery but decided to give dieting one more try. A 5 day challenge with SuperFastDiet turned into a lifestyle. Now, after losing a staggering 31kgs (68lbs), she has a whole new outlook on life.
Before SFD, Fiona’s life was a struggle because of her weight
At a size 18 and weighing over 93kgs (200lbs), Fiona’s life was being destroyed by weight gain.
“I was embarrassed about my weight and had got to that stage. I would avoid getting my photo taken and hide up the back, and didn’t really even look at myself in the mirror.”
Soon to turn 50, Fiona was already dressing ‘old’.
“My clothes were dark colours and I lived in big, oversized tops. Meanwhile, I said no to a lot of invites and was not happy… and yes, it affected my husband and friends as they knew I wasn’t happy in myself”.
She had tried every diet she could find to drop her excess weight, often losing at first but quickly putting it back on. It made her feel discouraged and like a failure.
“I was miserable,” Fiona says, “lost, existing but not living.”
From miserable to amazing… how dropping 4 dress sizes turned Fiona’s life around
She decided the 5-day challenge with SuperFastDiet was her last chance to give it everything she could without surgery. It didn’t seem too much of a challenge after everything else she had tried.
“I thought ‘what could go wrong?’ OMG nothing went wrong! Everything just fell into place.”
Fiona quickly realised that the idea of being on an actual program for intermittent fasting worked for her. She lost weight every week from there on.
“I felt like I was, and am, supported. It is so doable to make small positive steps that were easy to make. I had only ever been on diets that lowered your calories but having the fasting days and non-fasting made it so much easier to stick to long term.”
Fiona is now down to a size 8 – 10 and maintains it with ease.
Beyond weight loss – the extra benefits of Intermittent Fasting
She’s also found other benefits to her health and lifestyle that she never expected.
“I am not getting back pain anymore, my menopausal night sweats have stopped and my fitness has improved.”
Fiona has also turned 50 and feels young and vital in her new, younger, fashionable clothes.
“I feel amazing, and can look in the mirror and like what I see. Now I’m wearing clothes that are tighter and love shopping. I am happier and feel like I’m wanting to do more with my family and friends.”
With what feels like a new body and new outlook on life, she has never felt better.
“I am living with happiness and self-acceptance now. It’s given me my life back.”
Fiona says you only have to take one look at her expression to know “that stage” of being exhausted and miserable is well and truly gone. And as for the camera? Well, the photos speak for themselves.
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