Before I started following an Ideal Weight plan I felt physically and emotionally restricted in my day to day life. I had no confidence in myself and I felt tired because I was carrying so much extra weight around with me. I wanted to start living as a 22 year old, wear nice clothes and feel sexy again, so I decided that enough was enough.
Ideal Weight appealed to me as it is a structured eating plan; you don't really have to do much preparation. The nutrition packs are tasty, and the plans are so simple to follow, plus the added support of my coach and group sessions has been invaluable.
I started on the 4 plan to get rid of the bulk amount of weight I wanted to lose, and this worked well for me. Then I moved into the 3 Plan to give myself more variety and so that I could start to enjoy good food again.
My coach is great; she is realistic, flexible and works with me to tailor my weight loss journey to suit my lifestyle, like holidays, eating out and working away from home. She is very reassuring and complementary, and she is always there for me whenever I need her.
My group members are now my friends; we have a laugh most of the time and even times when it can be emotional if people are struggling, we rally round to and encourage them. It amazes me how many people feel the same things I do about food and eating habits, it's good to know you are not the only one who sometimes struggles.
I have learnt so much about myself since starting my journey, like to put myself first with regards to my weight; I have realised that no food or person is worth my weight gain, and I am so much happier now, I will never go back to how I was. Since losing my weight, I can now go out with my friend's and enjoy myself which I wasn't able to do before. I go dancing, wear nice clothes and heels, and I find exercising is so much easier, plus I'm dating again! I went on the catwalk at the Ideal Home Show Christmas, something I would never have dreamt of doing before, and I felt like a supermodel!
If you are thinking of following a weight loss plan, I would definitely encourage you to pick Ideal Weight. I wake up every morning happy, I don't get stressed about what to wear or how I look anymore, and I can safely say this whole experience has changed my life forever!