Christine Eccles was not able to exercise regularly but she still joined the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, did the Keto meal plan and has lost 14kg!
Remarkably, she’s also managed to reverse some of her health issues.
The Queensland-based grandma first discovered The Healthy Mummy in 2018 after reading the incredible weight loss story of Cicily, who has lost 56kg through the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
“I ordered Healthy Mummy Smoothies, Sugar X, numerous clothing items, drinking cups and snacks and I joined the 28 Weight Loss Challenge app and Facebook support group to access recipes and exercise videos,” she says.
“I was then diagnosed with Scleroderma, a rare and incurable autoimmune disease, non-alcoholic liver cirrhosis and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and although I used the smoothies regularly for the next few years, I was letting my disease take control and I spent most of the next few years inactive and in bed.”
In Sept 2020, Christine, 49, was booked in for a hip replacement and she says she knew that she had a choice, keep gaining weight or use the opportunity to control her eating, as exercise was not an option.
“By seeking advice from other Healthy Mummies, I decided on the ‘warm turkey’ approach, where you make changes slowly, in order to not feel restricted and give up early,” she says.
“I took two weeks to reduce rather than cut out takeaways, two weeks to reduce processed foods and meal sizes and two weeks to cut out sugars and sweeteners. After doing all that, I lost 5kgs with no exercise.”
In Dec 2020, Christine started her first Challenge on the app, using the low carb meal plan, then Keto.
“I was excited when The Healthy Mummy created a Keto menu. I still enjoy my Choc Fudge Smoothies and use Control X Berry and Sugar X on the occasions I have a craving,” she says.
“My typical day starts with bacon and egg variety dishes, chocolate and peanut butter cups, cheese, nuts, eggs or coffee cheesecake for snacks, caesar salad or smoothie for lunch and meat and green veggies for dinner (varieties).
“I aim for 4000 steps a day and three beginner videos a week. I use Skin Super Serum daily and Skin eye masks to feel fresh for the day.”
“I might have lost 14kgs so far and over 25cm but the most important things I have lost are the inflammation, pain, liver cirrhosis, leaky gut symptoms and my negative thoughts and lack of moving,” she says.
“From XL to M and 18-20 to 14-16, off my anxiety medication and ready to start the Healthy Mummy 12 week challenge to lose the remaining 11kgs.”
“My advice is not to wait for motivation, it can’t just be found, you need to make a change, acknowledge the change and then your motivation will appear to keep going.”
“Moving a little is better than nothing at all.”
“I recently moved my daughter and grandson back home to help me and in the first week. She lost 5kg and she loves the tummy smoothies and have friends also now joining up. Its great to do this journey together.”
If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.
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