How Lauren has lost weight and leading a healthier lifestyle despite suffering with a chronic illness
Lauren Clayton says she decided to make a change after her best friend asked her to be her bridesmaid.
“That was when I realised how big I’d become and that was also the moment that I knew something had to change,” she says.
“My journey is a bit of a long complicated one. I started following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in Oct 2016 and between then and March 2018 I lost 18kgs.
“However, in March 2018 I was diagnosed with an illness and it’s altered my journey seeing me put most back on. It’s now become a long slow journey. I’ve been back on track since October 2021 and I’ve lost about 5kgs.”
How Lauren leads a healthier lifestyle despite suffering from a chronic illness
Most importantly for Lauren, she is focusing on her health and feeling better within herself.
“My whole outlook on life has changed. I have more energy, clearer skin and am actually liking what I see in the mirror,” she says.
“I have frequent painful flare ups which have me in hospital quite a lot. It makes weight loss and my journey quite difficult this time around as I’m exhausted and recovering quite a lot so makes it hard to exercise.”
Due to the lack of exercise, Lauren has to be very careful with what she eats.