Julie found the programme to be extremely successful and motivational, revealing that she managed to lose eight pounds alone by the first weigh-in.
“I was 8lb down at my first weigh-in, it was such an exciting moment to see what progress I could make in just one week,” she said. “It definitely spurred me on to succeed,” she added.
With weekly support from a LighterLife weight loss counsellor and a variety of weekly Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Mindfulness activities, Julie was able to overhaul her lifestyle and bad eating habits.
“Every week I would go along to my group and join in with the cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) mindfulness activities. Through the sessions, I learnt that I’d been stress eating for the last two decades and although I knew how to lose weight I’d never been given the mental tools to keep it off,” she said.
She added: “One of the main changes for me was recognising that I could change the way I viewed food.