‘Still eat the foods I love!’ Woman lost 6st with diet plan where ‘nothing’s off limits’
Joanne Reeve would “avoid going to theme parks for fear of not fitting in the seat” and she got to a point in her life where both she and her children were “missing out” on living a full life because of her weight.
In a bid to get slim, Joanne joined WeightWatchers and found the “simple points limit” and food plan where “nothing is off limits” a success as she shed 6st 13lb taking her from 23st 12lb to 16st 13lb, and UK dress size 28 to 18.
She spoke exclusively to Express.co.uk about her weight loss journey and the advice she would give to others who find themselves in a similar situation.
Joanne explained she had “been trying to lose weight for quite a while”, but “never really had much success”.
“I went through cycles of losing some weight then would put it back on again,” she added. “I had explored different ways of losing weight, but I was struggling to get into the right mindset.
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Joanne before her six stone weight loss
“The turning point for me was coming across the quote ‘You would die for your children, but do you live for them’ – this really put things into perspective for me.”
Before signing up for WeightWatchers, Joanne admitted she “wasn’t prepared to put the effort in”, but she “learnt that unless I was going to put the effort in, I wasn’t going to lose weight”.
Speaking about why WeightWatchers was the right diet for her, she said: “I could still enjoy the foods I love. It worked so well for me because I felt