Transformation of the Day: Jennifer lost 55 pounds. This UK mom of 3 saw her weight skyrocket after her 3rd pregnancy. After trying to lose the weight for 3 years, a friend suggested she try a detox plan. Check out how she transformed her body by changing her eating habits.
I was always a dress size 10 (US size 8), even after I had my 2 daughters. In 2011, I got pregnant with my son and my weight skyrocketed from a 55kg (121 pounds) to 80kg (176 pounds). For 3
years, after having my son, I still looked like I was pregnant. I tried many different ways to lose weight and nothing worked.
A friend of mine suggested I tried a detox plan that she was using and I thought, “Well, why not?” After being depressed about how I looked for 3 years and battling the bulge, I was ready to try anything to look normal again.
The Arbonne detox included vegan protein shakes and a healthy meal plan. I was so exited about this venture of getting my old self back that I followed everything that was suggested. I started by completely changing my eating habits. I went Vegan for the first week, which meant NO animal products or animal by-products. I also got rid of wheat and all foods that contained Gluten. I only cooked with Coconut oil and never deep fried anything. I grilled my food instead. I stopped eating regular potatoes and instead ate sweet potatoes. I got rid of all of the sweet things I was eating and weaned myself off sugar. I also increased my water intake by dividing my weight by 3 in order to work out how many ounces of water my body needed. By the end of first month, I started feeling that my clothes were lot loser. I thought, “Wow, I am on to something here. This stuff is really working.”
Because I had a knee and ankle injury, I never had an exercise routine. I just walked everywhere and I was very active around the house. That was the only exercise I got.
28 months later, I am the same weight I was before I had my 3 kids and I couldn’t be any happier. My starting weight was 80kg and my current weight is 55kg. I’ve gone from a UK dress size 20 to a size 8. I’ve done the detox for over 18 months, but could easily have done it in 9 months and still had the same results. Every 3 months I took a break, which was totally unnecessary as this is NOT a diet. You can do it for the rest of your life. It’s a lifestyle change.
I have since helped hundreds of men and women to get healthy from the inside out and to be the best versions of themselves. I want to share my story with as many people as I can, as I am the proof that this lifestyle really works. I believe eating healthy is a form of self respect.
Sometimes, I look at myself and still have to pinch myself to make sure I’m not dreaming. My husband have fallen more in love with me. He says it’s like being married to the sexiest woman on earth. I have my confidence back and I’ve never felt this gorgeous before. I will be 47 years old in February 2017 and I feel incredibly beautiful.
There is a complete mindset change that comes with wanting to be healthy. Anyone can do this if they make up their minds to get healthy. I hope to inspire as many people as possible with my story, because it can be done.