So I decided that enough was enough. It was time. Time to do something about it… those extra pounds. Oh we all put it off as we promise ourselves that we will start tomorrow… and stop.

You know, stop the extra glass of wine, those spicy crisps that melt in your mouth when you have your wine, that wee something with your cup of tea, the dollop of mayonaise on top of your healthy salad, the pinching off the children’s dinner plates. We all do it.

And being a mum of four, I know that it’s almost impossible to make time to exercise on a regular basis. We spend our lives doing school runs, making packed lunches; cooking healthy meals for the brood and taxi-ing the kids to all their clubs… it’s no wonder at the end of the day, all we want to do is tuck into a hearty meal with a glass of wine.

But then sooner rather than later, we start to notice that we can’t fit into all of our clothes, then as we hunt for the bigger, more stretchy things in the wardrobe; we find that more of these things don’t fit either. And God forbid we go up a dress size. Good God no… we’ll start cutting back.

But then it’s harder than you realise. I tried to cut carbs – nothing. I tried low-cal – nothing. I tried not eating through the day – nothing… so it was time to bring in the experts.

Enter Lorraine from Slimtuition… www.slimtuition.com

The Slimtuition programme has different plans that you can choose from to begin your weight loss. There’s Boot Camp, The Mad Plan, The 2+2 plan, The Lifestyle Plan, and The Downsizer – you choose which plan will suit you and your lifestyle. I have chosen Boot Camp this week. I will try another next week to keep things varied.

Lorraine and her team are trained counsellors as well as nutrition and healthy eating experts. So not only do you have someone monitoring your weight and eating habits, but also someone who is coming on your weight-loss journey; someone who understands how you are feeling.

It’s all based on eating nutritionally-balanced meals/soups/protein bars; two to three litres of water; little amounts of treats/alcohol – yes you can drink, but just a little bit. It’s a programme where your body burns your own fat stores for fuel; which is why Slimtuition gets results and fast. Now that’s what we all want, isn’t it?

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Week 2

I’ve lost five pounds. Did you hear that? I lost five pounds. Oh. My. God. I am so pleased with myself. And with the eating programme I am doing with Slimtuition. Read below… So I’m on day two of week two, I feel like I’m floating on air. Anyway read how it started…

 

Week 1

So I tried it. And signed up for the programme. I have been doing it for five days now. I get weighed on Monday. So far, I haven’t been hungry. I didn’t like the soups at all. So I switched the options around a bit with the help of Lorraine and continued.

Your body does de-tox a bit; which means a couple of days of a runny tummy and a few cravings, but nothing horrendous and you really aren’t hungry. In fact with all the packets of food and bars, you actually feel full all the time. It’s very bizarre.

I have a 50th birthday party tonight – so that’s going to be a challenge. I have saved up my treats – so I can have some wine – a bottle if I want – so I will let you know how I get on…

I drank a bottle of Prosecco with my great friend Patricia – ate some crisps and had a curry (without carbs)… did it do any damage…no!