Before I started the diet, I hated my body, I wouldn’t go anywhere. I stopped booking sunshine holidays and started to go on sightseeing trips instead, so I wouldn’t have to worry about what I was wearing. I was also getting increasing pain in my knees. My birthday was coming up and I didn’t want to be fat, frumpy and fifty, so I decided to join Alevere.
I found a good tip was to take a flask of the hot chocolate with me if I was going somewhere so I didn’t get hungry and I made a lot of soups from free vegetables. Now, not only do I have a lot more confidence, but I have been given a promotion at work, and I think the two are linked.
Weight loss makes a difference to how people see you. I am also much fitter now and I don’t wear just black any more, I go for lots of colour. I used to hate shopping but now I love it.