Helena Lambert before and after on 1:1 Diet

Helena Lambert

Weight Loss:

40.3kg

Age:

27

Height:

170cm

Consultant:

Tamara Lynam

State/Territory:

QLD

My Story

My story begins much like any other.

I had a love/hate relationship with food. I love/d the social aspect of food but I also became addicted to using food as my stress reliever, and my ‘reward’ at the end of a hard day of work. I didn’t see food as fuel, I saw it as a treat and something I deserved. This led me to obviously put on weight, and the more weight I seemed to gain, the more I couldn’t stop eating. It was the part of food that I hated. I was addicted to the sugar highs and the carb overloads. I just didn’t know how to stop!

Truthfully I don’t remember how I went from being 70kgs to 109kgs – I was too scared to face the truth so I avoided the scales. My before photo was taken January 2018. I remember how disgusted I was when I saw how it turned out. It was a very surreal feeling, I completely disconnected with the person I saw in the photo – surely this wasn’t really me?

The weight gain had an enormous impact on my life. I was so ashamed of what I looked like. Before the gain, clothes shopping was a joy and I saw it as a form of art and expression, but in the end, my favourite stores didn’t stock my size. I stopped wanting to go out in public and avoided social events. I was physically and emotionally exhausted and sad. My health was also suffering as I was told that I had developed a fatty liver which can lead to other more severe illnesses.

In the beginning, I used Cambridge because if I couldn’t trust myself in the process, I could at least put my trust in someone (something) that did. In return, the 1:1 Diet taught me how to trust myself again, and has made me strong physically and mentally. Not only that, my doctor came to see me after a recent operation to tell me that my liver has now improved almost 100% & I have added 10 years to my life! I cried, bittersweet tears – my weight literally could have killed me!

Now, I wake up every day feeling proud and accomplished. Every day I take steps towards treating my body with the respect it deserves, and that ripples down and positively affects EVERYTHING I do and my overall attitude towards ‘really living’.”

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