Julie used DietAssist to change her behaviours around food, and she lost over 2 stone and dropped 2 dress sizes in just 6 weeks. Here’s her story in her own words.
“Weight had been an issue most of my life, I had tried every diet… you name it and I had tried it. I’d lose a bit but always ended up putting the weight back on. I’d have a good week but then have a bad week and found it really demotivating, wondering why I was paying to go to meetings.
I wanted a new approach, something that I hadn’t tried before, so I started DietAssist and it was really easy. I downloaded the programme onto my phone and listened to it on the way to work, during my lunch hour or when I had a spare 10 minutes. It was great, really easy to follow.
I had never really thought my weight issues were about what was going on inside my head. All of a sudden, I felt in control, no longer constantly thinking about food or what I am eating next. I eat smaller portions and don’t pick.
Before starting DietAssist, I did everything to excess: chocolate, takeaways, alcohol. I didn’t really think about it and if I fancied a pizza, a donut at work, or going out for a few drinks or a curry, I’d think, ‘yeah… why not?’
But now, I find it so much easier to make healthy choices and I naturally go for a smaller portions too. If I do serve up too much, I can just leave it – rather than eat everything on my plate like I used to. At home, we still have naughty stuff in the cupboard, I know it is there but I don’t want it. Before, I could clear it out over the weekend, now, it is still there but I just don’t want to eat it which is something completely new for me.
I have still been out and since starting the programme I have also been on holiday. Before DietAssist, I’ve been on holiday and could put on a stone in a week – which isn’t funny – but this time, I lost two pounds.
I went to Blackpool, the home of fried food and sugar and I lost two pounds.
I know it is because I am not being pushed to follow anything, I don’t have to follow a strict regime or buy expensive shakes or bars, I am doing what I know is right in my head.
I am really confident going forward, I know I’ve got a long way to go but I know I can do it. I have been out for meals, I have been out with friends, but instead of going for the most humongous calorific thing on the menu and having a dessert as well, I now make healthier choices without even thinking about it.
I go for things that are better for me. My partner now loves it too as before, I used to eat all of his food, but now I’m giving him mine. I know its there, but I don’t want it.
It is the first time I have ever given away chips or a dessert. It is easy to give it away, it is so easy, I don’t even have to think about it.
I would recommend it to anyone that wants to lose weight.”
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