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Customer interview: Kim lost 2 stone with The New You Plan

Customer interview: Kim lost 2 stone with The New You Plan

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For Kim Davies, unexpected turmoil in her life, led to her weight gain. At under 5ft tall, she weighed over 11 stone, which definitely showed on her tiny frame. Following the birth of her daughter, she struggled to lose weight, until she found New You! Here, in her customer interview, she reveals how she lost 2 stone, dropping from a size 14 to a size 8. This is what she had to say…

My name is Kim Davies and I’m an Aussie living in Belfast with my husband, Simon, our two-year-old daughter, Orla, and crazy cat, Sheldon. I work part-time for a charity supporting victims of crime, and also part-time for myself as a consultant for Jamberry nails. I look after my gorgeous daughter the rest of the time! I love the colour pink, spending time with my friends, doing my nails, watching funny cat videos and travelling home to Australia each year to spend time with my family.

Kim lost 2 stoneI am just under 5 ft tall, which has always meant that any weight gain on me is very noticeable! About ten years ago, I went through a huge upheaval – a move across the world, a marriage breakdown, not being able to work due to visa restrictions, missing my family and friends and dealing with depression. Due to all this I gained a lot of weight. I was up to over 11 stone at my heaviest, which is a lot on my tiny frame.

My partner and I (now my husband) had to do the long-distance thing for almost a year, but instead of letting it get me down, I decided to channel it into something positive and I lost three and a half stone through a strict exercise regime and counting calories.

It was gruelling – I was at the gym up to 9 times a week, consumed between 1000-1200 calories daily and recorded every bite I ate in a notebook. Nothing was nutritionally balanced – I just ate as little as possible. I went from a size 14-16 to a size 6. I was down to around 7 ½ stone.

My partner was completely blown away when he collected me from the airport after we hadn’t seen each other in person for ten months! I was so slim, but it just wasn’t maintainable long-term. I rarely went out with friends unless I was dragging them to the gym with me and I got anxious when I felt I had to eat out as I didn’t know what was in the food.

As soon as I was back in the UK with my partner, my weight started to increase. I did the same again and lost weight for our wedding in 2011 but then we had our baby girl at the end of 2014 and after that I really struggled to stay in control of my weight. I was back up to a size 12-14 again, was sluggish and lethargic, and had no energy for my daughter. I went back to work in January 2015 after my maternity leave and had to buy a whole new wardrobe as nothing fitted me. It was a horrible feeling. I tried a few times to rein things back in just how I had before, but with my husband working shift work, a small child at home and no family support to babysit, I just couldn’t find the time and energy to exercise daily and turned to junk food for quick energy, failing several times at counting my calories again.

Kim lost 2 stoneI was introduced to The New You Plan by my friend. We were both trying to lose weight after having children and she had great success on the plan. I was at the point where I knew I needed to try something else so decided to give it a go. I started with a few weeks on TFR in August 2016 and from then was able to lose most of the almost two stone I had gained, mostly through a mixture of TFR and family focus. I love cooking for my little family and being able to combine TFR and low carb meals has really been the best method for me. It combines the benefits of ketosis with the cooking I love!

I went back to Australia to visit family for four weeks in October 2016 and was off plan until January this year – I did put on some weight again, but armed with the knowledge I now have about The New You Plan and low carb eating, I have been able to lose it again and I know exactly what I have to do to keep it off. I am now a comfortable size 8-10 in clothes and am able to stay close to my goal weight, give or take a couple of pounds, at around 8 ½ stone. I now have faith that I can have a break from TFR/low-carb and not completely lose my way!

Kim dropped 3 dress sizesThe New You Plan really does take all the guessing and counting and calculating out of dieting. Compared to all the weighing and counting I have done previously, remembering 4 litres and 4 packs a day is so simple!

And even combining the New You products with low carb meals in Family Focus is so much easier than my old notebook system! For me, the shakes have been a saviour for breakfast! They are so easy to prepare and don’t taste at all like diet food – my favourites are the hazelnut or chocolate with some ice and a shot of espresso in them on the way to work or at my desk! The Spicy Noodle Nosh is my staple lunch and I also love the Apple and Cinnamon Porridge baked into muffins if I am eating lunch at home. Bars are great on the go too and perfect for those on-the-go days. My dinner favs are the Carbonara or Cottage pie, both with chilli flakes and dried herbs mixed in and lots of lovely cracked pepper! My favourite snack is the Cheese Crisps or I might have half a wafer spread over two days if I am craving something sweet. I get bored easily so it’s great that there is a variety and that everyone shares their ideas and cooking methods in the Secret Slimmers group.

Kim dropped 3 dress sizesI honestly think that the Secret Slimmers group is the key to the success of this plan (obviously other than the fact that its nutritionally tailored to work! Ha ha!). I have never been a part of such an inspiring and supportive weight loss group. When I think back to how I lost weight on my own previously, it was such a lonely journey! Some days it was so hard to keep going and I bored my family and friends talking about it all, as no one was doing it with me and they just didn’t understand. The Momentum Maintainers group has also been fantastic! We all share our low carb meal ideas and pics and problem solve our niggles about diet and exercise. I am active on both groups daily and I love seeing everyone’s transformations, ideas, kind words and journeys. I have recently become a Cheerleader in the Secret Slimmers group and I am delighted to be able to support others on this amazing journey.

Since losing the weight, I have had so many compliments from friends, family and work colleagues! It was amazing to wear a bikini on holiday in Australia for the first time since having my daughter, and it’s nice to put on clothes for work and then have to get changed because something you haven’t worn for a while is too big!

Being called “Skinny Minnie” and being told you look amazing is such a boost! I have so much more energy for my Orla now, which is just as well, because she never stops!

Kim dropped 3 dress sizesFor anyone considering joining the New You plan, I would have to say, you really won’t regret it! Nothing is as straightforward and fast as this! It’s something you can go back to if you lose your way and can integrate the products into your low carb lifestyle to maintain your weight.

Also, the fact that the plan requires you to drink so much water has been a great help for me. My skin and nails have been so much healthier because I’m not constantly dehydrated!

Maintaining my weight through a combination of TFR and a healthy low-carb lifestyle is definitely something that I am doing long term. The way that I feel every day reminds me that I am not missing out on anything! I’m certainly not saying that I won’t enjoy a treat again – but I now realise that what I thought was moderation really wasn’t!

Every journey starts with the first step and I promise that once you start to see results, you will be hooked! You CAN be that best version of you that you want to be and you are not alone! But you are the only one who can make that choice and that commitment, so make use of the great support that this plan offers and get started! You can’t control everything in life but you CAN control this!

Has Kim inspired you? Start your journey TODAY!

This spring, we want to help as many people as possible start their New You Plan journey, rediscovering who they are in the process! So, we sat down and thought about how we could do this and we’ve come up with two amazing bundles.

If you need a quick fix, and would like to lose a little weight, our 4 Week March Madness Bundle is perfect. Or, if you’re fully committed and determined to give the next couple of months your all, our 6 Week March Madness Bundle is the one for you. Both of these fab offers end on March 31st.

As always, we’ve slashed the price to help you get more bang for your buck. PLUS… because we REALLY want to ENHANCE your weight loss journey, allowing you to get the most out of it, we’ve included some amazing FREEBIES!

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4 Week March Madness Bundle: ONLY £155.99 / €201.23

As well as your choice of 4 weeks of TFR Meals, you’ll receive the following goodies worth a mega £149.97 / €193.46 FREE:

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  • Full Ali Campbell Project New You worth £97.00
  • £25 Off Voucher to be used in next order*

*£25 voucher is valid on order orders over £50 (does NOT include bundles) and is valid to 30/04/2017.

6 Week March Madness Bundle: ONLY £199.99 / €257.99

As well as your choice of 6 weeks of TFR Meals, you’ll receive the following goodies worth an AMAZING £191.45 / €246.97 absolutely FREE:

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  • 1 Drop a Jean Size Journal worth £14.99
  • 1 Set of New You Earphones worth £4.50
  • 1 New You Wall Chart worth £4.99
  • Full Ali Campbell Project New You worth £97.00
  • £25 Off Voucher to be used in next order*
  • 1 Stretch for a New You DVD worth £9.99**

*£25 voucher is valid on order orders over £50 (does NOT include bundles) and is valid to 30/04/2017

**First 80 orders get a ‘Stretch for a New You’ yoga DVD


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