This woman was once 19 stone and has lost nine thanks to changing her diet. In August 2015, a then-19 stone Niamah Haddow, from Abergavenny, Wales, took a trip to Florida to celebrate her milestone birthday – however a battle to fit a seatbelt on the plane and having to sit in the larger seats on rides brought her weight struggles home. Niamah, 24, then turned to a new diet and exercise regimen to lose weight and looks like a new woman. The police officer, how nows lives in Adelaide, Australia, said: “I was 19 stone and very unhappy.”
By planning her diet and running five kilometres a day Niamah changed her life.
She said: “I was in complete denial of my weight.
“At the end of August 2015 I started my journey.”
Before she changed her diet Niamah ate pasta and biscuits at university, as well as drinking lots of alcohol.
Niamah joined Slimming World and tailored her diet according to their plan, attending her local Slimming World group once a week.
She said: “Now everything I make is fresh, my diet is so organised and planned.”
Niamah’s BMI went from 43 to 23.7. She said: “This is the first time in my life to have s healthy BMI.”
Another weight loss diet helped a man lose five stone in just six months with “small changes”.
How did he do it? Weighing in at 250lbs at the time, the 57-year-old was told his weight was too high for his age and build. Having decided to shed the pounds, Clive began to visit the gym on a daily basis.
He divulged: “I have made seemingly small but important changes to my diet – for example, I’ve discovered that coffee has a direct effect on my personal metabolism, so I cut down from eight to ten cups to just one or two per day, which has transformed my sleep quality.”
What is the keto diet?
A study on the diet from the Departments of Surgery, Medicine and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, and Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at Kuwait University revealed that on average subjects lost 13.5kg, just over two stone.
In the space of six months the average weight fell from 101kg to 87.5kg.
What is more, the average BMI fell from 37.7 to 32.
That is falling from class II obesity to class I obesity.
Scientists found: “The present study shows the beneficial effects of a long-term ketogenic diet.”