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Success Story - Vickie Martin

I suffer from Polycystic Ovary Syndrome and because of this my weight increased dramatically when I was around 19 years old. I have tried everything over the years to lose weight and maintain it, including low calorie diets and milkshake diets. As time moved on I developed bulimia and many eating issues which was the product of knowing so much about food and nutrition but never finding the right diet that worked for me.

There was a point in my life when I had a painful slipped disc in my back, gout, ruined ankles from falling over so often and I was being sick up to 6 times a day. I needed help and I was so close to having a gastric band as a last ditch attempt to lose weight before I hit my 40s.

Luckily, a friend introduced me to a natural low carb diet which meant that I switched my main energy source from sugars and starches to predominantly protein. It  was a little tough in the beginning as  I felt tired but once my body made the change I didn’t feel hungry and I didn’t obsess about food all day like I did on other diets. It was key that I kept the diet natural, free from artificial ingredients and sweeteners.

Since following a natural low carb, high protein diet I feel lighter in myself. My back has eased, I have no inclination to make myself sick, I sleep so well and I have had a period for the first time in at least 8 years. I am never hungry and due to the wide range of food allowed on a natural low carb diet I can socialise and maintain my lifestyle while still sticking to the principles.

I have lost over 4 stone and I have successfully managed to maintain my weight loss for many years. This is all about lifestyle and not just a fast diet.

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