Post Natal Weight Loss

Post Natal Weight Loss

Women talk about their weight loss success following pregnancy

'THE BOTTOM LINE IS: IT WORKS. IT CLAIMS TO GET YOU BACK INTO PREPREGNANCY JEANS WITHIN 6 WEEKS - BY GOD, IT DOES!'

CASE STUDY #1
CLAIRE HARRISON DAVIS

AGE 31 OCCUPATION RUNS A BUSINESS FROM HOME
INCH LOSS AFTER SIX WEEKS
WAIST 2 HIPS 2 CHEST 1

Claire Harrison had never had a problem with her weight, but her figure took rather a battering when she had four children in just three years. 'I had my first child in 1999 when I put on 4 stone; twins in 2001, which meant I put on 6 stone; and another child, Ben, in July 2002, when I gained 3 stone,' she says. 'I put the weight on with the first pregnancy, and never really lost it.'

She had unsuccessfully tried many other diets before she started the Bodydoctor Fitness Programme. 'I wanted to lose weight, get my shape back to where it had been, particularly my stomach, and to retain my pre-children levels of fitness.'

Claire did not follow the nutrition advice, but rigidly adhered to the exercise programme. 'I worked really hard in the sessions, and within two or three weeks I was noticing a difference. My husband started to comment on my figure, as did my friends,' she says. 'Every bit of excess weight was gone after six weeks. I lost at least one-and-a-half dress sizes, but my shape also changed.The muscles in my legs were really apparent, and my husband even pointed out that I was getting a six-pack! I am even able to wear short-sleeved tops now.'

At the end of the programme, Claire found that her fitness levels were back to where they were before she had her four sons. 'In fact, now I am easily fitter than I was,' she admits. 'The evidence is there, and the results are much better than I ever expected.'

Claire now combines the Bodydoctor workout with Pilates. 'I genuinely do believe that this is the fastest way to shed weight and get fit,' she says. 'The bottom line is that you read about the programme and its claim to get you back into pre-pregnancy jeans within six weeks, and you wonder. By God, it works!'

IN 10 WEEKS, KAY SHED 6" OFF HER WAIST. IN 4 MONTHS SHE LOST 2 ¾ STONE. 'I NEVER WANT TO FEEL THAT UNFIT AND UNHAPPY AGAIN.'

CASE STUDY #2
KAY ACOTT

AGE 34 OCCUPATION CLIENT DIRECTOR
INCH LOSS AFTER SIX WEEKS
WAIST 3 HIPS 4 CHEST 4

Kay Acott had reached rock bottom before she started the Bodydoctor Fitness Programme. She was unfit and overweight - a combination of a new baby and a job that required entertaining clients - and, after seeing a photograph of herself on holiday, quite depressed. She had tried various forms of exercise and diets, but just couldn't find anything that made a difference. Kay did the exercise programme three times a week, but adapted the nutritional side to fit in with her lifestyle. 'I generally tried not to eat protein and carbohydrate at the same time and cut out alcohol between Monday and Thursday, when I was really good. But on Friday and Saturday all bets were off. I just felt that I had worked all week and I really needed a couple of glasses of wine. On Sunday I just tried to get back into it,' she explains. 'I cut out dairy, although I did keep eating cheese. I also cut out wheat on David's advice, and felt so much better. For Kay, the programme took a little while to kick in. 'My fitness levels really improved within about four weeks and I was feeling a difference in terms of muscle tone,' she says, 'but I wasn't really losing weight or inches at that point.That's probably a result of not abstaining from all things delicious, such as cheese and wine. However, I stayed focussed on the goal I had set myself, which was to get into (and look good in) a pair of fitted jeans and a fitted white shirt, instead of my husband's jeans and an oversized baggy white shirt.' David encouraged Kay to be patient and persevere. 'David kept telling me that my metabolism would be speeding up and that my increased muscle tone would start to have an impact on burning up fat. I was so determined to give the programme a chance,' she says, 'I didn't want to go back to the way I had been feeling.Then suddenly it kicked in. It was incredible. I started losing so much weight that people kept asking me if I was really eating. They were shocked. I transformed from an absolute pear shape.' 'The programme has been absolutely fantastic for me. Getting into an exercise routine that is hugely enjoyable, and adopting a style of eating that does not involve dieting, has allowed me to feel in control of my body again. I shall never forget the delicious feeling of going into Gap and finding that a size-13 pair of 'long and lean' hipster jeans actually fitted me.'