IK: No, I did try this before starting Slimming World, but I personally became too focused on the numbers and it really seemed to take away the enjoyment of both cooking and eating. I simply eat until I feel satisfied, filling up on “Free Foods” such as fruit and vegetables, lean meat, pasta, and rice.
Izzie: Before and AfterPS: What are the healthy staples that are always in your fridge?
IK: It’s so important to me that my fridge is always filled with fresh fruit and vegetables, as when life is manic, it makes it so much easier to reach in and choose something healthy!
PS: Do you use a fitness tracker?
IK: I only really use the step counter on my iPhone, which has really helped to illustrate to me the difference in activity levels before and after my weight loss. At my biggest, my average step count was around 1,500 and it’s now usually well over 10,000 per day! I now look forward to exercise, whereas before absolutely any kind of movement was so tough.
PS: What advice do you have for anyone starting out on a weight-loss journey?
IK: I remember standing where you are now. It feels like there is no hope and that the whole world is against you. All I can say is that I hope you can find belief in yourself because I truly feel that you can do anything you put your mind to, and there is a whole community of people waiting to support you every step of the way.
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