Couple, Sam Reyne and Ashleigh Bibby, are celebrating joint results this Valentine’s Day with an impressive nine-stone combined weight loss thanks to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.
The pair, who have been in relationship for a number of years, have always had a turbulent relationship with food, but it was only in 2020 when they realised the extent of their weight gain after it became apparent it was hindering Sam’s transition.
Sam said: “By the end of the 2020 I began to come out to family, friends, and colleagues about transitioning. I started on hormones around this time, however, I was very conscious of the fact that fat produces oestrogen in the body, and as long as I was overweight, my figure would remain feminine.
“I wanted to have top surgery as part of my transition. The surgery shows that you achieve better results with a lower fat percentage, and so the heavier you are, the riskier the surgery. The thought of dieting seemed awful, as eating a strict diet never seemed to work for me in the past.”
Ashleigh also struggled with body image issues as a result of her weight, further contributing to her comfort eating and resulted in her highest weigh-in at 17 stone 6lbs.
Unhappy with their weight, Sam and Ashleigh began looking for solutions and came across The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan.
Sam said: “I was discussing weight loss with a colleague at work, when they brought up The 1:1 Diet, and mentioned really good results. I had never heard of it before and was keen to look it up. I have tried previous diets in the past, but nothing ever stuck. I desperately needed to lose weight to be able to move again, live more comfortably, and be proud of my reflection in the mirror in a body I was happy in.
“We got in touch with our fantastic consultant, Sarah to see if she could help us. We were both wary in the beginning but determined to lose the weight”.
Ashleigh added: “Despite my scepticism, I lost 10lbs in the first week! I was amazed! After a couple of days I got used to being on Plan and it felt like my normal routine.
“Doing this alongside some counselling meant that my mental health was in a much better place. I thought yes, I am finally achieving something that I never thought I would, and I was proud of myself for the first time in years. The weight dropped off and I lost 3st 7lbs in three months*.”
Both Ashleigh and Sam shortly began to see results, spurring each other on to keep progressing with their weight loss, and it seems as though the couple is not alone in this. When asked who they feel would be most supportive on a weight loss journey, Brits ranked their partner as number one (38%), with friends (22%) and parents (8%) ranking second and third.
After a few months on the diet, Sam had even lost enough weight to have his transitional surgery.
Sam said: “Thanks to The 1:1 Diet, this has been the first time I can look in a mirror and be happy to see my reflection. I could never have done this without my amazing partner and our fantastic consultant!”
1 in 10 Brits say their main motivation for losing weight is their partner. If you feel inspired to kickstart your weight loss alongside your partner, head to The 1:1 Diet website to find a Consultant today.
*The weight lost and/or timeframes are particular to this slimmer. Everyone's weight loss journey is unique to them.