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VID of the week
Self confidence returned!
After three years at university led me to gain around 3 stone in 3 years. Plus a little bit more since I left and started to comfort eat out of boredom. I refused to weigh myself as I was in denial and actually convinced myself I was happy...
My Dukan story...
When my Mum sat me down and voiced her concern about my weight, I cried.
It's a genuinely hard pill to swallow as there is nothing you can do about it at that moment in time and it just makes you feel as low as you can feel.
It was then I got on the scales and was ultimately shocked. For a girl of 5 ft 4, I was so much bigger than I should have been.
It was then I started healthy eating and lost 1/2 stone in 3 months, which is no major feat. Then I started to get bored, and I remembered watching a TV show about diets and Dukan being one of them. Intrigued, I looked it up online and thought 'OK I'll give that a go.'
I bought the book, and my Mum was so supportive and stocked up on Dukan friendly foods such a chicken, lean ham, cottage cheese and crabsticks - and of course oat bran and skimmed milk!
It started really well and on the attack phase I lost 4lbs.
Eating out was no major hassle as you just taylor your meal to what you can eat - I always found Steak to be the easiest option. It was very hard to stop drinking, and I must concede that I did give myself a night off every once in a while.
My favorite support Dukan food: It had to be crabsticks - anytime I was hungry or peckish i'd just get some crabsticks out of the fridge and just eat away to my heart's content - until I was full of course!
My favourite form of exercise: I have to walk a good 20 minutes in the morning to get to work so I would try and put a pace on that. I did resent climbing stairs instead of taking escalators but it's worth it when you get to the top as you feel like you've achieved something!
The nicest compliment I've been paid:
What keeps me going: how I feel right now. I finally feel comfortable in my own skin, not so obsessive about how fat I feel - just comfortable within myself and how I portray myself to the world. As soon as I have a bad day and I get on the scales - yeah I might have gained 3lbs, but I know i'll lose it. Having scales in the house is a good way not to let it spiral out of control again and keep yourself in check, and I know I won't let it again.
The advice I'd give to others "Dukanians": Don't give up!! It may seem like a mountain but you will get there and it does take time. I was spurred on getting on the scales and seeing the lbs drop, and thinking 'I could really do something amazing here.'