‘I dropped five dress sizes’
after piling on the pounds, Elaine Sweeney, 57, from Erskine, discovered that eating a balanced diet was the best slimming secret.
‘a virus in my early 40s left me homebound. Bored, I nibbled on biscuits and downed three litres of Diet Coke a day. The virus also caused my pancreas to shut down. I developed type 1 diabetes and was put on insulin. Coupled with my unhealthy lifestyle, my weight ballooned.
appalled by how my size-22 frame looked in my son’s wedding photos, I knew I had to do something. Spotting the Drop away plan online (dropaway.co.uk), which encourages cooking healthy food from scratch, I gave it a go. Frozen ready meals, biscuits and instant curry sauce were out and lean protein, vegetables and homemade sauces were in. Working full-time, I’d batch-cook on weekends. In under a year I dropped five dress sizes.
I don’t believe obesity is hereditary. People often struggle to lose weight because they’re eating rubbish. Cooking healthy food, combined with Drop away’s 24/7 support, has transformed my life – I’m slimmer, healthier and my blood sugars are the lowest they’ve been in years. But I know that if I slipped back into old habits, I’d pile the weight back on.’
elaine was shocked by her size-22 frame – now she’s a 12