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Bride-to-be has dress taken in by nine inches after incredible weight loss

Claire before and after wedding weight loss
Claire before and after wedding weight loss

New bride, Claire Parker, is celebrating an incredible four stone four pounds weight loss in only three months thanks to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.

The Devon-based bride and mother of two, started on The 1:1 Diet in the build up to her big day in November 2020, after a recommendation from a friend.

Claire, 38, said: “I’d been getting increasingly larger and one day I stood on the scales and was horrified! I was fed up with feeling uncomfortable and the warm summer weather was making everything so much worse – I was a hot mess.

“With my wedding fast approaching, and as we headed into the first lockdown in 2020, I decided to book my first appointment with my local Consultant.

“As soon as I met my Consultant, I knew I’d made the right decision – we set my weight loss targets and I was determined! I found it easy to stay on track during lockdown as we weren’t able to go out for dinner or have any of those usual temptations in front of me.”

Claire’s determination led to a life changing weight loss of more than four stone, taking her to 11 stone six pounds.

“In the lead up to my wedding and across the various dress fittings, my seamstress had to take my dress in by a whole nine inches – I was amazed – especially seeing it there in front of me!”

The COVID-19 pandemic meant that Claire’s original wedding date in May 2020 was cancelled and she and her fiancé, Gary, have now rescheduled five times! They were finally able to plan an impromptu celebration with their closest friends and family on the eve of the second lockdown in November 2020.

“It was a really special day - we just took our chance and went for it with our 15 closest family and friends. It was a beautiful sunny day, really relaxed and peaceful.

“I felt fantastic in my dress - I couldn’t have been happier or more confident with the way I looked.

“Not only that, but I’m coming out of lockdown as a healthier, happier, more confident person. I feel so much better for losing the weight!”

Claire found her first clothes shopping trip after the weight loss an emotional and amazing experience.

“I cried in the toilets in Sainsbury’s - I went in for some new clothes and I was shocked by my transformation from a size 18 to a size 12! I tried on some size 12 shorts, and they just slipped on so easily. I burst into tears - I couldn’t believe it!”

The couple are now planning their full wedding celebrations in September 2021 and Claire has now become a 1:1 Diet Consultant herself – helping two of her bridesmaids to lose four stone each!

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