At my heaviest, I was 198 kilos. I had simply lost control of my eating after a serious accident that left me wheelchair-bound and needing rehab to walk again. I didn’t even realise that I had gotten so big until I saw THAT photo (see below). I thought I looked great on the day, but that was not the reality. So I cried for a week and then called my GP for help.
I consulted a functional nutritionist and whilst I am very capable in most areas of my life, she said to me “You suck at food!”. And it is true. Food is difficult for me. Left to my own devices I will eat the same thing meal after meal. She organised for me to have meals prepared by a personal chef and I did lose some weight that way (19 kilos), but it was super-expensive, and the process was so complicated each week.
The difference with Lite n’ Easy is it's food I would eat, and happily continue to eat. I had a lot to lose but the food felt almost “naughty”. Instant pizza for lunch? Yes, please! There are burgers, burritos, wraps, and sandwiches, all delicious and so easy. Bread used to be my nemesis, but YES you can eat bread and lose weight!
I chose the Lite Meal Plan and I think it worked because of the simplicity. It was back to basics with 3 meals a day and healthy snacks in between. I go away a lot and it is easy to apply these same principles when I travel because of the education I have received following the Lite n’ Easy meal plan. I put my order in so it’s on the doorstep the day I arrive home.
I have lost so much weight that I had to have several surgeries to remove the excess skin. But it's all been worth it. Now I can walk without so much pain and I feel SO great that I have recently written a book about my journey. I did the book launch in New York City Times Square and felt like an absolute superstar.
I have lost 86 kilos and to be honest, in the end, it wasn't as hard as I imagined, mostly thanks to Lite n’ Easy,
I just put one foot ahead of the other, ordered my food for when I was home in Australia, happily ate whatever was delivered to me and the kilos kept coming off.
I am limited in my exercise as it all must be non-weight bearing, so I do everything in the pool, but honestly, I did not have to exercise madly at all to lose the weight. It is true, weight loss is 80% what you eat.
If only I realised earlier it wouldn’t be as hard as I made myself believe. There is truly light and joy at the end of the tunnel, in fact even before you get to the end. I am loving life!