PUBLISHED: 11:26, Wed, Oct 28, 2020 | UPDATED: 11:26, Wed, Oct 28, 2020
Weight loss can be achieved through a calorie deficit diet as well as exercising more. However results can take a long time to see which is why so many people turn back to their old habits. Kerri Ward, 29, lost three dress sizes in just six months to be able to feel more confident at her wedding.
On her weight loss, Kerri said: “I’ve always struggled with health issues since I was a child. Not only have I been overweight since a young age, but growing up I also suffered from severe asthma, which affected my ability to exercise.
“I was bullied and teased about my weight, which affected my own perception of myself, leading to poor self-image, lack of confidence and an unhealthy relationship with food. By the time I was in my teens I was trapped in an unhealthy cycle of binging and starving myself as the number on the scales continued to climb.
“I eventually went to therapy for this, which helped me to overcome it, though my relationship with food was still far from healthy and I continued to struggle with my weight.”
Kerri explained how she attempted to lose weight by embarking on various diets over the years like juice detoxes, and extreme diets where you could only eat fruits and vegetables.
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Weight loss can be a battle for many people with so many different diet plans available to follow (Image: Kerri Ward)
“I was bullied and teased about my weight, which affected my own perception of myself," said Kerri (Image: Kerri Ward)
However the 29-year-old said that she struggled to keep the weight off.
Kerri added: “Eventually I realised that a diet just wasn’t going to work. All of these approaches made me feel bad about myself and some of them triggered the disordered eating habits from my teenage years.
“I hated cutting out foods and food groups because I love cooking, and I didn’t want to eat super-processed foods such as meal replacements that were low in calories but ultimately harmful to my heath. Though I never hated my body, and through therapy and self-care had learned to love and accept myself the way I was, I still worried constantly about the possible health issues being overweight might lead to in the future.
“I knew my lifetime of bad habits and my unhealthy relationship with food were holding me back, but I felt too paralysed by fear and self-doubt to do anything about it.”
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Turning to the Noom programme, the weight loss programme helped Kerri lose a whopping 16kg.
She said: “I had seen the Noom ad on social media million times, and the programme’s focus on lifelong healthy habits and behaviour change through psychological techniques intrigued me. When I came across it again in April 2019, I thought to myself, well, why not give it a try?
“When you start the Noom programme, you set a goal for yourself. My goal was to be the healthiest and happiest version of myself so I could enjoy an active life with my soon-to-be husband and be fit enough to take part in all the activities he enjoyed, such as hiking and running. I had been with my husband for 12 years at the time - we were school sweethearts