Woman celebrates after losing more than seven stones through small lifestyle changes.
Christine Towler has swapped elevators for stairs and overhauled her diet with healthy alternatives.
The 61-year-old, from Caistor, Lincolnshire, managed to lose 7 pounds and 7 pounds in three years after joining her local group Slimming World.
Christine told Grimsby Live: “I have a pretty busy job where I run into the building, up and down the stairs rather than the elevator.
“It helps me stay active with a lot of steps being done on a daily basis. “
Christine has also swapped pies and pies for healthy, batch-cooked meals, as she likes her meals to be planned and prepared in advance.
She added: “Cooking from different fresh curries is my favorite. I also like to cook them in batches, so I’m always ready.
Slimming World consultant Hayley said: “What Christine has achieved in three years is incredible.
“Christine changed her eating habits with free all-you-can-eat foods and new ways to cook her favorite meals.
“Christine’s success was determined very early on in her journey, reaching many of the target weights she set for herself and getting her Club10 prize (losing 10% of her body weight) and feeling the benefits of those results. .
“While facing the lockdown, Christine is an active member of the virtual group and supports and inspires the rest of her group with her incredible success! “
Slimming World Senior Research Associate Dr Sarah-Elizabeth Bennett says a slimmer person is more likely to achieve weight loss goals if they lose 5 pounds or more in their first seven days.
She said: “These data show us that one of the biggest predictors of success is strong weight loss in the first week, as those who lost 5 pounds or more in their first seven days were four. times more likely to lose 10%. of their body weight within three months.
“Significant weight loss is often associated with ‘quick fix’ diets or restrictive and fancy diets, but we can see from our research that it is possible to achieve big results on the scale by following a healthy and balanced diet.
“At Slimming World, we know that many new members are amazed at the results on the scale in the first week because they can’t believe they’ve been able to lose so much weight by making simple, easy-to-follow changes. the way they shop, cook and eat, while enjoying a satisfying, healthy and varied diet.