HOW JULIA DID IT WITH THE CAMBRIDGE DIET
Julia McGhie (46), 5ft5in lost 6 stone to weigh 10st 4lbs “Approaching my 45th bir thday I was desperate to lose weight. I had tried ever y other diet before I lost six stone in six months with Cambridge Diet Plan,” says Julia, a primar y teacher for 22 years.
“We had moved to a three-storey house and I struggled to climb two flights of stairs – I was also fed up searching for size 20 clothes.”
Julia put on weight during her first pregnancy 16 years ago. “I never lost that weight, until now when I’ve maintained my weight loss for more than a year. Before that if I lost a stone dieting I’d gain 3 stone after the diet.”
Now Julia feels… “Brilliant! I used to feel lethargic and sleepy and now I have lots more energy.” She runs regularly and has completed a half-marathon.
“My husband Alistair is in the Royal Navy and away a lot of the time. For more than a decade I didn’t eat during the day at school. I never used a plate. I would cook the children’s meals. I never sat and ate with them. When they were asleep I would binge-eat all evening.
“Meal replacements on the Cambridge Diet Plan suited me better than cooking and weighing food. After the first four days I didn’t feel hungry.”
One-to-one counselling was also key to her success.
“It suppor ted me from the tough star t through to the stepped plan back to eating three healthy meals a day. My consultant Dean even came out running to get me started.
“Now I sit down to eat a healthy meal from a plate with my children. It’s wonder ful!”