Ad­dic­tion to com­fort food led to huge weight gain

But now Linda’s feel­ing great after ditch­ing chips

Wishaw Press - - DIET QUEEN - Lynn Love

A New­mains woman gained four stones in a year through com­fort eat­ing after the sud­den death of her par­ents.

Linda Sav­age strug­gled to cope with the pass­ing of her mum and dad in 2017.

The 37-year-old turned to food to help her grieve and ended up tip­ping the scales at 15 stones 11 and half pounds.

Linda said this was the heav­i­est she had ever been and after in­dulging on food over the fes­tive pe­riod, she de­cided to join Slim­ming World in Jan­uary this year.

Home sup­port worker Linda, who now weighs 11 and a half stones, said: “Enough was enough. I was get­ting heav­ier by the day and I felt re­ally un­healthy.

“I only had one pair of jeans left which fit­ted me.

“I turned to food when my mum and dad died. My diet changed dras­ti­cally. I was eat­ing any­thing and ev­ery­thing. I would gorge on cakes, chip­pies, choco­late and take­aways. It was my way of cop­ing.”

Linda was heart­bro­ken when her mum Mar­ion died in her sleep on March 10.

She and her fam­ily then started to care for her dad Robert be­fore his pass­ing on Au­gust 10.

Linda added: “I didn’t get time to grieve after my mum passed be­cause I was so busy look­ing after my dad.

“Ev­ery day I would have tea and cakes with him or we would treat our­selves to a chip­pie for lunch.

“I was also work­ing full-time, so there wasn’t enough time in the day to worry about what I was eat­ing. After he died and I came to terms with what hap­pened, I knew some­thing had to change.”

Since join­ing Slim­ming World, Linda’s life has changed im­mensely.

She has went from a size 18 to a size 12. She has also bought a horse and reg­u­larly goes rid­ing with her stal­lion Dol­lar. Linda said her out­look on life is much more pos­i­tive now. “Slim­ming World and Dol­lar have given me a new fo­cus. I’m much more con­fi­dent and hap­pier now. There’s def­i­nitely no go­ing back to how I was.”

Look­ing fab Linda Sav­age after los­ing the weight she gained fol­low­ing the deaths of her par­ents, be­low

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