A weight-loss journey can be motivated by many things, but after struggling with her weight for most of her life and being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, one woman lost an incredible five stone four pounds by overhauling her lifestyle and following a simple diet plan.
60-year-old Carolyn Jarrett is no longer struggling with her weight after losing over five stone in five months using a simple diet plan, but best of all, after embarking on her weight loss journey she managed to reverse her type 2 diabetes.
A life-changing accomplishment which she swears she could not have achieved if it wasn’t for the Lighter Life diet plan.
So, how did she drop from, at her heaviest, 26 stone to a much healthier 12 stone, nine pounds?
Carolyn shared her weight loss journey with Express.co.uk.
She said: “In 2004 I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, I always knew my weight was the biggest contributing factor but when you’ve struggled since childhood it’s extremely difficult to find the right solution. I was 26 stone at my heaviest.
“I persisted with low carb diets for a while, with some degree of success, but the high fats and large portions didn’t help with either the weight loss or glucose control,” she revealed.
But then in April 2019, when Carolyn was urged to change the dosage of her Diabetes medication and take on a more drastic approach to tackle her condition, she said enough was enough and decided to take her health into her own hands.
She said: “I was fed up of being labelled obese and type 2 diabetic, it was time to take responsibility for my own health.
“I’d been reading up on some recent diabetes trials with really positive results and I too wanted to see if a Total Diet Replacement plan could do the same for me.
“Plus, in January I saw a man called Mike on ITV’s This Time Next Year reverse his type 2 diabetes using LighterLife. If he could do it, why couldn’t I?”
After being inspired by the ITV special, she embarked on the LighterLife Total Diet Plan to lose weight and also reverse her diabetes just like Mike.
What is the LighterLife Total Diet Plan?
LighterLife is campaigning to help people live healthier and more fulfilled lives by boosting confidence, self-esteem and belief.
The LighterLife weight loss plans combine a very low-calorie diet (VLCD) with weekly counselling.
With LighterLife dieter get access to meal-replacement food packs – consisting of shakes, soups, mousses or bars – and no conventional food.
“I didn’t have to prepare or plan out my meals which was great,” she revealed.
She continued: “I really liked LighterLife’s total diet replacement meals – Foodpacks – they’re delicious, especially the meal bars.
“I was so surprised how straightforward it was to follow, too; all I had to do was choose four products for the day and I knew I was getting all the nutrition my body needed without the extra calories.
“The fast weight loss kept me motivated. Improving my health was my goal and the weight loss was just a bonus, but it’s amazing how good you can feel when you’re shedding the excess weight.”
After being on the plan for only a few months Carolyn was able to see great results, once she went back to the doctors for one of her regular check-ups she found that her blood sugar levels were in the normal range, meaning she had fully reversed her type 2 diabetes.
She said: “For the first time in 15 years my blood sugar levels were in the normal range, I had reversed my type 2 diabetes! I cried when I got this life-changing news – I’d done what I set out to do. I changed my life for the better”
She continued: “LighterLife has completely changed my world, I was on the verge of being on insulin for the rest of my life, at risk of a multitude of health complications, but here I am today diabetes free and feeling on top of the world.
“I’ve gone from a dress size 26 to a size 14, the LighterLife programme and support from my mentor has allowed me to achieve life-changing result.