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Slimmer Rebecca Wilcox believes the 'small changes' helped her lose nearly six stone in one year
A super slimmer who shed the pounds believes it was the ‘small changes’ which helped transform her life.
One year ago, Rebecca Wilcox weighed more than 17 stone but wanted to lose weight and so decided to join the Enfield Slimming World Group.
One year on, her life has been transformed and has now entered Slimming World’s Woman of the Year 2013 competition.
She said: “I’d tried losing weight before but I always failed miserably because the diets I followed would leave me feeling hungry and deprived – and so I’d be miserable too.
“I’d miss my favourite foods too much so before long I’d have thrown in the towel and be back where I started. Slimming World was completely different to anything I’d known before – I didn’t have to go hungry and I’ve never once felt like I’m missing out on anything.”
The pounds began to tumble, and the Winchmore Hill resident lost 5st 13lb. She believes that the regular meetings helped inspire her transformation.
She said: “The changes I made to the way I cooked and ate were small ones, like swapping white bread for wholemeal and using low calorie spray instead of oil or butter, but they made a big difference.
“If ever my motivation did start to fade, my consultant and the rest of the group were there to remind me how far I’d come. Each week we talk about coping with different challenges coming up and share recipes, advice and top tips like offers we’ve seen in local supermarkets.
Hitting 11st 3.5lb, Ms Wilcox made it through to the final 60 of the national competition, and was congratulated by Westlife singer Brian McFadden.
The Westlife singer said: “What she’s done is nothing short of incredible. Rebecca is proof of that too, by making changes to her eating habits and getting active she’s obviously completely changed her life.”
Slimming World meets at St George's church hall in Hertford Road, Enfield, every Wednesday at 9.30am.
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