CHANG­ING HABITS

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DID YOU ENJOY THIS DIET?

I did be­cause it didn’t feel like I was on a diet. I was con­stantly full and never craved any­thing, un­like with my past di­ets.

WHAT WERE THE DRAW­BACKS?

The worst part for me was that I got tired of eat­ing so much, the amount of food was just a bit much for me. Nor­mally, I don’t eat more than twice a day and I eat small por­tions at a time – I’ll have half a sand­wich for lunch and some­times I don’t even eat din­ner. So on this diet I was al­ways full!

WAS THERE ENOUGH VA­RI­ETY?

Most of the in­gre­di­ents were easy to find and there was a lot to choose from. I trained my­self over the years to cut out carbs, so rein­tro­duc­ing them into my diet was a bit of a chal­lenge. But while I was on the eat­ing plan, I felt health­ier and more con­fi­dent.

WAS IT EASY TO STICKTO?

The plan wasn’t hard to stick to as it in­cluded most of the food groups. My fam­ily phased in and out though. It was a bit over­whelm­ing for my sons at times be­cause there was a lot of dif­fer­ent foods on their plate at one time – they usu­ally just want sim­ple things like vi­en­nas! My hus­band even­tu­ally gave up be­cause he hates veg­eta­bles and only likes to eat lamb.

WOULD YOU REC­OM­MEND IT?

Most definitely! Al­though it’s only a 21-day eat­ing plan the diet changes your eat­ing habits for the bet­ter.

WHAT’S YOUR AD­VICE?

Drink lots of wa­ter in be­tween meals, try to be ac­tive – walk up the stairs in­stead of tak­ing the lift, walk more gen­er­ally and snack on veg­eta­bles if you get hun­gry be­tween meals.

‘I’m not even di­et­ing any more – it’s be­come my life­style’

NOLEEN MEN­DACE ❯ Age: 35 ❯ Oc­cu­pa­tion: Of­fice man­ager ❯ City: Johannesburg ❯ Weeks on diet: Four -3 kg

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