It wasn’t until I changed my attitude to weight loss and decided to come off the ‘diet’ merry-go-round, that I really gained control of my weight. The black cloud lifted, and I started living my life instead of feeling restricted at every turn.
Through my own challenges, I truly understand the problems and pitfalls of finding the right solution and keeping your weight loss on track.
As a consultant for the country’s leading Slimming Company, I helped many people achieve their weight loss dreams and goals. What struck me in this role was the lack of men who attended these groups. When they did show up, I could see they were often uncomfortable in a room full of women and would sit at the back or do the weigh in and then go.
I wanted to reach out to these men more, after all where else could they go? The whole weight loss industry was set up for women so if a man wanted to change his lifestyle and didn’t fancy a life of protein shakes and weightlifting, he had very few choices.
Fundamentally, I felt this was wrong.
So when I set up as a private Weight Loss and Nutrition Consultant, I decided to focus on helping men. I now do this through 1-2-1 programmes or in small groups.
I love my job! I love helping men make positive changes that have a knock-on effect to every aspect of their life. I get so much satisfaction from the fact that I am setting people up for a happier, healthier future.
I currently live in Cheltenham with my husband, son, and Lottie the dog!