Working mum Elisa Perna has a property rental portfolio and beauty business, but the pandemic left her with no job and an unstable income. On top of that, she had to home school her daughter and look after her elderly parents.
However, instead of spiralling into doom and gloom, Elisa decided to take control of her weight.
“Lockdown was the perfect opportunity to concentrate on my health and wellbeing. I couldn’t control what was happening in the world, but I could take control of my weight.
“I had memories of my mother and grandmother being on Plan in the late 80s and remember them collecting the packages from a Consultant close by.
“Tabitha’s name popped up and I got in contact with her. I started the diet in March 2020. I didn’t want to go into a potential lockdown and not be able to control my food intake.
“I thought a diet such as The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan would really help me keep focused. I also liked the idea of a total meal replacement plan, so I didn’t have to think about meal preparation.
“Tabitha was very supportive and, during lockdown, she delivered my products to my door every month. We also kept in touch via Zoom meetings and FaceTime. I still received the one-to-one support, which was crucial to keeping me motivated and on track.
“There was also a support group through WhatsApp, and I enjoyed talking to other dieters. It helped me stay focused and gave me lots of hints and tips.
“I’m a very driven individual and was so fed up with how I looked I wanted to achieve an end-goal, which was being able to fit into a size 10 dress.
“I found the diet easy to stick to and the results were incredible. I started to feel so much better, lighter on my feet, and I was able to keep up with my seven-year-old daughter on walks out.
“The change in me is quite unbelievable. I became a Consultant too and have a wonderful business, that’s grown considerably, and I’ve made some great friends within The 1:1 Diet.
“The power of being able to help other people, having gone through the process myself, should never be underestimated.
“It sounds crazy, but I’ve completely transformed my look and now have a fantastic business, inspiring others.”
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