Jema was born with Downs Syndrome and in her 30s, wanted to move out to be more independent. She was 74 kilos when she started living independently, but without structure and support around her eating habits, she gained weight, quickly escalating to 103 kilos. She had developed a fatty liver and diabetes when her doctor said she needed to lose weight.
As Jema’s Aunt and Carer, I chose Lite n’ Easy for her as it was delivered to her door, she could unpack it herself and was able to reheat or assemble the various meals. Because the meals are all individually packed for Jema, this assists her greatly with being independent.
NDIS helps Jema pay for her Lite n’ Easy and covers approximately 50 percent. She does have other carers come and help her around the home with her housework, but other than that she is quite fiercely independent. Jema orders the 1200 Calorie “Lite” Meal Plan and regularly goes out to eat with her friends, whilst enjoying the ease of Lite n’ Easy for healthy eating when she is home.
As well as eating healthily, Jema now walks about 2 kilometres per day and uses her WII Fit for 30 minutes, most days. Jema also works 4 days per week. As the weight started to come off, Jema went back to more socializing with her friends and is enjoying her dance team too.
Jema is now 62 kilos, so she has lost 40 kilos in total with Lite n’ Easy!
Her BMI is perfect, she is a lot happier and healthier plus her joints don't ache as much anymore. Above all, she enjoys Lite n’ Easy and intends on sticking with it for a healthier life.
As Jema’s Carer, Lite n’ Easy helps me to help Jema, as she leads a more independent life.