Mum who shed almost four and a half stone shares secret key to weight loss success

A mum whose shock shopping trip inspired a weight loss transformation has revealed how she managed to shed almost four and a half stone.Emma Vyse decided she needed to change her lifestyle habits for good upon realising she was a dress size 22 while out looking for new clothes.The mum had not long jet off to Turkey where she sadly felt self-conscious about her weight only wore oversized clothing.READ MORE: Mum unrecognisable after seven stone weight loss – this is how she did itThough her size was affecting her mentally, the mum also struggled lifting heavy items at work and feared she would one day develop diabetes. That’s when the 38-year-old made the decision to sign up to Greater Manchester and Cheshire slimming group Beeweighed in September 2023.By watching her calorie intake and exercising, Emma, who has a six-year-old daughter Olivia and three step children, watched as the pounds fell off. Previously tipping the scales at 16st 3.5lbs, her motivation has seen her drop down to 11st 12lbs – a total loss of 4st 5.5lbs.Emma now -Credit:Emma VyseThe mum, who is now a dress size 14, says the main key to her weight loss success is intermittent fasting, which sees her only eat between the hours of midday and 8pm.Intermittent fasting is an eating pattern that may benefit heart health, reduce inflammation, improve cell repair processes, and help burn fat. The idea behind intermittent fasting is that it gives the body a break from digesting food, which can potentially lead to a lower calorie intake than someone who eats regularly.Emma before -Credit:Emma VyseEmma, who lives in Crewe, Cheshire, told the Manchester Evening News: “My dad is diabetic and I didn’t want it. I also felt embarrassed when I went shopping. I exercise including spin classes and invested in a walking pad. I also bike to work. I fast between midday and 8pm so I only eat between those hours. I’m feeling a lot more confident and I have more energy.”Emma, who could order takeaways including Chinese food or a kebab twice a week, feared she would develop diabetes with the condition running in her family.Emma’s transformation is amazing -Credit:Emma VyseShe puts her weight gain down to snacking on chocolate at work and eating late at night while already feeling full.“I’m very proud,” she added. “I couldn’t have done it without Beeweighed or my leader Vanessa. It’s a lifestyle choice, not a diet I think. My husband is very supportive too.”Lynda Leadbetter, owner of Greater Manchester and Cheshire group Beeweighed, which offers national online classes, said: “Emma is smashing her weight loss goals and is loving the meetings that are held by my amazing leader Vanessa. Vanessa says she’s a big part of the groups and she’s really proud of her.”

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