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“I managed to lose a stone and a half in two weeks – even though I’m eating more than I was before.”
A friendly and outgoing mum of six children aged from 2 to 12, 29-year-old Kathleen has a lot on her plate! But when it came to dieting; Kathleen’s plate was only full after the kids had gone bed. Like many busy mums she prioritised her children’s well-being, skipping meals and only eating late at night, which played havoc with her metabolism.
Hating what she saw in the mirror and with the scales not showing any results no matter which fad diet she tried, Kathleen turned to her auntie for advice. She recommended Bodyline and after being convinced to give it a go she lost one and a half stone in her first two weeks!
Kathleen is now three stone lighter and hasn’t looked back. She has even dragged all her friends along with her.
“Being a mother of six beautiful children is wonderful, but it meant I’d let myself go over the past 12 years. I just didn’t have any time for myself and I was struggling to keep up with things. I got into some really bad habits when it came to eating.
I would often skip meals. During the day I would snack on chocolates and unhealthy junk food. In the evenings, I would only have tea after I had sorted all the kids out and they were happily in their rooms and by then I would be starving so I’d grab something quick and easy – usually unhealthy.
My weight wasn’t going down and I couldn’t understand why, but looking back it’s easy to see where I was going wrong. I was starving myself of proper meals, which led to me snacking more when I was low on energy. I can see now that I was my own worst enemy.
It’s sad to say but I’d started to despise my appearance and I was disgusted at myself for letting it get that far. At 13 stone, I wished I could click my fingers and be back to the weight I was before I had my children. My body had changed, but it was as if I had resigned myself to the fact that I was never going to shift the weight.
My auntie came round one day and I noticed that she had lost quite a bit of weight since the last time I saw her. She was beaming! She revealed that she had been going to her local Bodyline clinic and convinced me to give it a try.
Discovering Bodyline Clinic
For a while I put it off and made excuses not to go – as you do when you’re unsure what to expect, but I soon gave in and booked a consultation at my local clinic in Stoke-On-Trent. I get nervous about going to the doctors, but when I arrived at Bodyline the atmosphere was very warm and it didn’t feel like a surgery or a clinic – I wasn’t uncomfortable at all.
The nurse was very knowledgeable and talked me through each step as we went along – it felt like I was in safe hands.
I told her I had barely been eating and she soon explained how this could have a diverse effect on my weight loss – I was so shocked that I’d been going wrong for so many years!
The nurse taught me that putting nutritious foods into my body would help to energise me and kick-start my metabolism, so now even though I’m eating more, I’m losing weight! With the ongoing support and advice of Bodyline, I can go home and ensure that I’m putting the right things into my body, and I feel fabulous for it.
The Phentermine tablets I was prescribed ensure I don’t crave unhealthy snacks, and I only eat at mealtimes. I never skip meals anymore! I have my Weetabix in the morning, a salad and never eat tea after 6pm, even when the children aren’t ready to eat that early! When I’m waiting in the clinic I often pick up great bits of advice from other Bodyline clients about what’s worked for them such as nice recipes they’ve found or a new exercise classes they’ve started. It feels like a little community. I’ve found lots of great advice on B.O.D. about nutrition and little exercises that I can pack into my busy schedule too!
My Bodyline Plan
When I joined Bodyline, I was over 13 stone and in my first two weeks I managed to lose a stone and a half even though I’m eating more than I was before!
Bodyline has provided me with great all-round support and I have a completely new outlook on how to treat my body. So many of my friends have asked me what my secret is, and I don’t hesitate to tell them that it’s Bodyline. Now every time I go there’s a familiar face.
For the first time in a long while I like what’s looking back at me in the mirror. I’m no longer self-conscious or ashamed of what I look like. I can’t wait to show off my body whenever I get a chance!
Thank you, Bodyline for teaching me how to love my body again.
*Weight loss will vary due to your individual circumstances and how much weight you have to lose.