NHS worker loses 10 stone in eight months af­ter chest pain scare

Glamorgan Gazette - - Your Views - CARYS SHEPHARD echo.news­desk@waleson­line.co.uk

AN NHS worker who was warned to lose weight af­ter suf­fer­ing chest pains has lost an as­ton­ish­ing 10 stone in just eight months.

In Jan­uary, Liam Swain, from Brid­gend, signed up to a lo­cal Slim­ming World group af­ter be­ing told by his GP his health was at risk if he stayed at his orig­i­nal weight of more than 25st.

He has now lost 10 stone and says he’s at his “dream tar­get weight” but he still hopes to lose more.

With a diet con­sist­ing of fast food dur­ing 12-hour shifts, Liam said he strug­gled to eat at the right times of day.

Break­fast would be a fryup, fol­lowed by sand­wiches and crisps in the day with pizza and chips for din­ner. He would also snack on bis­cuits and choco­late through­out the day.

Now, a typ­i­cal day con­sists of fruit and yo­ghurt for break­fast, a salad for lunch and a pasta dish for din­ner.

“See­ing re­sults re­ally mo­ti­vated me to go fur­ther.

“My mind was so fo­cused on los­ing weight and be­com­ing a bet­ter ver- sion of me,” the 25-yearold said.

Liam is now hop­ing to mo­ti­vate oth­ers by shar­ing his story on In­sta­gram. He posts daily, giv­ing peo­ple ad­vice about how to stick to the plan.

He says it can be dif­fi­cult to eat healthily while work­ing.

The su­per slim­mer added: “There is a lot of temp­ta­tion when you work long hours, but I am a lot hap­pier now than I was and when I think of that it helps.”

He says he has be­come health­ier both men­tally and phys­i­cally and at­tributes this new-found hap­pi­ness to his weight loss.

He added: “I see the changes I’ve made in my­self and I can’t be­lieve I achieved this. I want to in­spire other peo­ple who want to lose weight and are strug­gling, I know what it’s like first-hand.”

Liam attends Scott Hawkins’ Slim­ming World group at Sarn & Bryncwils So­cial Club.

To see more of Liam’s pic­tures, visit in­sta­gram. com/slim­mingsw_ain

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