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Dieter Stories: Juliet Uzor

Juliet Uzor
Juliet Uzor

Juliet Uzor is the reigning winner of the hit BBC2 programme The Great British Sewing Bee. Here she tells us why gave up her job as a primary school teacher to become a full-time Consultant for The 1: 1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan and why she loves making her own clothes, especially jumpsuits .

“My weight gradually crept up over the years because of a number of factors like over-eating, working as a teacher and not being mindful of my wellbeing. At my heaviest, I weighed 13 stone and was a dress size 16.

“I’ve been sewing for five years, mainly occasion and day wear for myself, family and friends, along with making day-to-day wear for my husband and daughter. I have a room dedicated to sewing and write a sewing blog, SewSoNatural, which has almost 20,000 visitors.

“Although I loved making clothes for myself, I would never be photographed when I was overweight or wear jumpsuits because I had no self-confidence.

“The trigger for me to lose weight came was seeing myself in a video dancing with my aunties, who are all in their 50s yet I couldn’t keep up with their energy.

“In October 2017 I signed up with The 1:1 Diet Consultant, Nyree Turner, and went on Sole Source at first, gradually working my way up the Steps.

“I lost two-and-a-half stones in four months and have maintained ever since. I’d tried lots of diets in the past but this is different because of the one-to-one support. I wouldn’t have been able to lose the weight and keep it off without that support of my Consultant, Nyree.

“We used to have a weekly weigh-in and she would check in with me on WhatsApp.

“I decided to become a Consultant for The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan after going to a business opportunity evening with Nyree. I heard Consultants Michelle Toner and Victoria Moss speak and, they’d been in education before and I thought ‘if they can juggle it all, I can too’. At that point, I had no intention of quitting full-time teaching but I did so last July and am now a full-time Consultant helping others lose weight.”

“I now make clothes and am happy to be photographed in them – using the images to promote my blog and Instagram. And I love making jumpsuits now because I feel so much more confident and love wearing them!”

You can follow Juliet’s sewing blog at and on Instagram @sewsonatural; and speak to her about weight loss at @one2one_jules on Instagram and on Facebook @cwpwithjules.
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