Karen Conquers Weight Loss Sabotage

If you are trying to watch your weight, you would know what it’s like to be in the company of a person who says things like: “Why are you on a diet?  You look fine to me” or “Come on, have a piece of cake with me – a little bit won’t hurt”.  We call these people Weight Loss Saboteurs (WLS), and their prime purpose in life is to STOP you from losing weight by sabotaging your weight loss efforts (usually so they can feel better about their own size).  One of our lovely slimmers, Karen Mazzaferro, constantly battled with WLS and, after losing 24.7kg, is glad that she ‘stuck to her guns’ because now she looks and feels AMAZING!

Karen joined The Natural Way Ipswich when she was really feeling at an all-time low.  She hated looking in the mirror, her self-confidence was non-existent and her size 16 pants were becoming very tight.  She was happy to learn that The Natural Way program was all about eating real food (no shakes or meal replacements) and that she had access to personalised, professional support through her weight loss consultants, Tomas and Nicole. 

Karen at her start weight of 87.1kg

Karen at her start weight of 87.1kg

WOW:  Karen now after losing 24.7kg

WOW: Karen now after losing 24.7kg

The support turned out to be the crucial part of Karen’s journey – as not everyone was so supportive of Karen’s determination to lose weight.  At times, she felt as if some of her work colleagues ostracized her when she would not join them in a daily ‘caramel latte and chocolate muffin’ fix.  In fact, as her weight loss became more noticeable, the pressure to eat ‘bad’ foods also increased – morning teas were devoid of healthy options however, she never gave into temptation. 

Despite the sabotage efforts she experienced, Karen knew that Tomas and Nicole were on side.  Karen found that having someone to call or email when she was having a difficult time was so helpful.  Not only that, she loved the encouragement she received when she reached a target that she thought was impossible.

Today Karen is a new woman – for a start, she is 25kg lighter!  Karen says, “I am now an active member at the gym; I have a personal trainer and can train on my own happily, fruit and veg are the foods I crave for instead of soft drink and packet chips because it’s who I am now. I have a new me, a stronger more confident me and it feels fantastic!”

Karen is one of our entrants in our Clinic Slimmer 2013 competition:  you can help us to ‘Celebrate Slimmer Success’ by voting for your favourite slimmer in our online competition.  Check them out at http://www.slimmeroftheyear.com/  

If you want to achieve your weight loss and health goals, you need to see us!  We have been helping people to lose weight for over 30 years, and we know we can help you to get the body you want.  Call us now on 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) and book your FREE appointment to find out more about how fantastic our holistic program is.  We look forward to helping you soon.

Also visit our website:  http://www.thenaturalway.com.au/

About Lose Weight With Sue

I am a naturopath for The Natural Way.
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