Suzanne Wyett thought weight loss surgery was the answer to her weight problem until she found Food Optimising. Now the mom of two is nearly 80 lbs lighter and loving her slim and healthy new life.
“For over a decade I’ve made excuses for my size. Pregnancy, babies, marriage—the list was endless. On top of eating costly convenience food and TV dinners, I’d snack on potato chips, cookies and candy as well as polishing off the kid’s leftovers.
“Over the years I’ve had many embarrassing incidents like getting trapped on theme park rides, stuck on swings and even being mistaken for my husband’s mother! I suffered ongoing back pain due to my weight and once I had to be carried out of the store where I work and taken to hospital— I was so humiliated!
“Meal replacements, slimming pills, crazy exercise machines you buy off the TV—I really had tried everything to lose weight and nothing worked. In a desperate bid to lose weight, I spoke to my doctor about getting weight loss surgery and was told to come back in a few months if I was serious about the surgery!
“The following day a friendly woman came into my store enthusiastically told me about Slimming World and I agreed to join—although I backed out. I’d used a weight loss service before and it wasn’t for me – why would this one be any different?
“After a few weeks and a bit more thought, I decided to give Slimming World a try—after all, what did I have to lose? I was skeptical at first but when I learned about Food Optimising I couldn’t believe how much unlimited Free Food I could eat and still lose weight!
“A month into Food Optimising and I’d lost 10½ lbs by making a few simple changes to the way I cooked and prepared food. Instead of smothering everything in oil or butter, I’d use PAM and enjoy the most delicious breakfasts—lean bacon, eggs, mushrooms, and tomatoes. I also replaced my twice-weekly takeouts with home-cooked ones, made with chicken, and piled high with lots of vegetables and salad.
Weekly Image Therapy is so inspiring, and I learn so much from the other members, as well as sharing food tips and recipes, there’s always plenty of fun and laughter.
"The support team is so encouraging and if I ever had a bad week, they’d remind me how far I’d come and I’d be back on track with a good loss the following week! I knew Food Optimising was for life and I no longer needed or wanted drastic surgery to help me lose weight.
“I knew Body Magic would speed up my weight loss and so I bought a selection of fitness DVDs that I could do at home. Taking small steps at first, I’d do 15 minutes at a time and within months I was feeling fitter and my asthma was so much better. Now, I amaze myself by exercising for a full hour and a half.
“Within a year I’d lost 80 lbs and was looking and feeling fantastic! Instead of shopping on the internet or in the ‘plus-size’ section, I could go into department stores and buy the latest fashions. Sometimes I’d catch sight of my lean body in a window and I’d have to do a double take!
“Since losing weight I’ve got a new-found zest for life and it shows in everything I do. I’m so enthusiastic about Slimming World. I want to inspire others to lose weight and change their lives for the better—just like I did!”
*Slimming World members lose an average of 1-2lbs a week.