Husband and wife, Paul and Michaela Allardes, are celebrating losing more than ten stone combined and the reversal of Paul’s type 2 diabetes symptoms, thanks to The 1:1 Diet.
Michaela, 53, said: “We hadn’t always been overweight. But, over time and with our busy working lives and four children, one of whom suffers with severe learning difficulties and autism, it meant we didn’t have time to think about our health.
“One takeaway too many and we were heading in the wrong direction.
“I would only search for clothes in those shops that specialised for the larger lady, and I felt trapped and miserable.
“My eyes were opened when we went on holiday, and I had to ask for a seat belt extender. I couldn’t even put the armrest down between the seats – I was in tears, distraught and mortified.”
Paul was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol that was dangerously high after neglecting his weight gain for so long.
Paul, 60, said: “We were both in a terribly dark place and decided to seek help from The 1:1 Diet.
“I’d been in denial about my diabetes over the years and had to undergo surgery due to my condition.
“After only three months on Plan, my diabetes went into remission and both my high blood pressure and cholesterol had returned to normal.
“It was such an emotional phone call I received from my diabetic nurse to let me know my diabetes was in remission, that I literally wept. I can’t believe the impact that The 1:1 Diet has had on my life - I’m so much healthier and have a much more positive outlook.”
Michaela added: “After only two weeks on Plan, I had lost a stone. We both suddenly had a new zest for life, and as the weight dropped off, I went from a size 20/22 to a size eight to 10.
“The joy of being able to shop for clothes in normal shops was unbelievable. I’ve now lost seven stone and have never felt better! Paul has also lost three stone, yet more than that, it’s been such a life-changing achievement.
“We are now able to enjoy playing with our grandchildren and feel so much fitter and healthier than ever before.
“And through all of this, COVID-19 happened - having to deal with working from home and struggle with the demands of our special needs son, whose regular structured routine stopped instantly, we still managed to maintain and focus on our weight loss.
“Paul has now decided to become a Consultant with The 1:1 Diet, inspiring others on their weight loss journey!”
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