Mary-anne o’connor lost 23kgs but then lockdown gave her 8kgs back.
Here’s how she got rid of them fast.
Five years ago I got stuck upside down in a dress and thought I’d never escape. It wasn’t just the hideous claustrophobia and humiliation that got to me – I thought I’d never get back to my pre-kid/career weight either. It was a horrible, rather crushing moment, especially considering my hubby had to help rescue me. (I also despaired he’d never find me attractive again after seeing this rather shocking event, but that’s another story.)
Yes, I am trying to make light of this, which is what I tend to do, but the truth was I was really down about it. Then I went on the scales to find I’d gained a whopping 23kg. <Insert shock and depression here>.
The worst part was I knew better. I’d always been quite an active person, having owned a gym and working in the fitness industry, then being constantly on my feet in my busy marketing/lecturing/teaching career. Having my children kept me active too, but I did begin to gain weight, mostly because I was grazing on ‘kid food’ but also, I suspect, due to hormone fluctuations.
Then along came the news of a lifetime: I was offered a contract by Harper Collins to publish my first novel, Gallipoli Street. It was a success, and seven more books were soon contracted, however sitting down all day, every day, took its toll on my weight. A 23kg toll.
Getting stuck in that dress was a pretty hefty metaphor (pun intended.) I felt stuck, literally. Carrying that weight made me feel old, unhealthy, unattractive and burnt out. It was hard to feel successful and happy when, deep down, I felt so low about myself.
Enter SuperFastDiet. I was skeptical at first that I could actually do a fast day but then I saw the 3-day fast and figured I could give that a go. I was surprised at how easy I found it to stick to 3 days a week at 1000 calories but I knew I would be able to eat and drink pretty much what I wanted on the other days (including my beloved Vegemite toast!). That was a game-changer for me.
All up, I lost 23kgs in time for my 50th birthday and I felt so young and free that night.
I felt wonderful for the next two years but then Covid came along and into lockdown we all went. It was a long one in Sydney and the months of isolation saw me going back to bad habits – eating/drinking too much and not exercising as I should. I gained 8kgs but this time I didn’t despair because I knew how to lose them super fast.
I went on the 3-day method again and in only 6 weeks I had lost those 8 kilos – prettily easily too. This method is definitely my favourite because 1000 cals is a lot when you know all the tricks to getting maximum food into that tally amount. It also really helped that the SuperFastDiet 3 Day Diet book came out that month! I ate so well, it didn’t even feel like dieting.
This diet was a game-changer for me. It feels incredible to wear nice ‘young’ clothes again and not hide away under layers, and it feels amazing to know that if you regain you’ll drop that weight quickly and without ‘suffering’ or feeling deprived.
I feel like there’s nothing I couldn’t achieve if I put my mind to it now. SFD changed my life.
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