It was a life-changing moment which reversed a weight problem stemming back to Miguel’s childhood.
“My weight had piled on since my schooldays,” he said.
“Then, when I was playing football with my son, Diogo, the ball went into the road. My son ran after the ball and to my horror I couldn’t catch him; all I could do was shout to save him.
“I decided there and then something had to change. The thought of losing Diogo because I wasn’t able to run after him, was devastating.
“I suffered from health issues including asthma, sleep apnoea and high blood pressure. I realised that if things didn’t change, I probably wouldn’t be around to see my son grow up.
“I searched the web for many diets but the one which stood out was The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.
“I came across Debbie’s profile and knew I needed someone who had been through the weight loss journey and on Plan. We instantly clicked and she understood my stress points and why I had an unhealthy relationship with food.
“We worked together on finding the best course of action. I liked her no-nonsense approach. She held me to account and wouldn’t put up with my excuses. We built a strong rapport with each other and she quickly worked out that I was very competitive.
“She would set me weekly challenges to complete, with mini milestones to reach. I started the Plan on Step 3 and worked my way down to Step 1b, then worked my way back up the Steps. It was so easy to use.
“I was also doing more exercise, which included walking, and then by the time I reached my goal weight, I could confidently work out at the gym.
“Achieving my goal weight has been a life-changing experience. I can wear high street clothes, take part in family activities and run around after my son.
“I’ve even trained as a personal trainer. My life has completely changed for the better. My BMI was 44.2 but after being on Plan it’s now a very healthy 24.9.
“I have also joined Debbie’s team as a Consultant as it now makes me accountable. I want to show people how they too can change their lives.
“The most important thing for me is I can be the Dad I always wanted to be and live a full, active life with my son.
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