Wedding worries led to weight loss for Mel Coleman
September 16, 2009
A Bracknell woman who shed four stone is now helping others to do the same after setting up her own weight loss practice.
Mel Coleman, 36, from Wooden Hill in Great Hollands, dropped the weight after she felt too embarrassed to be a bridesmaid at her sister’s wedding.
She said: “I was so ashamed of the way I looked, I didn’t want to ruin her wedding photographs.
“I actually hadn’t realised how much my weight was affecting my life as I often made excuses to get out of social events.”
Mel was a size 20 and had been verbally abused about her weight.
She explained: “A guy shouted to me ‘with those thighs should you be going in there?’ outside a fast food restaurant.
“I was so embarrassed, but it didn’t stop me eating.”
However, the wedding embarrassment was the final straw and she began to research the Cambridge Diet.
Users of the diet include nutritious milkshakes, soups and porridge designed to give all the nutrients people need.
After starting the diet, she decided she would be a bridesmaid after all.
She said: “I used the sole source programme and on day four I woke feeling like a new woman, and decided I would be a bridesmaid after all.
“I was feeling good and had a spring in my step for the first time in 10 years.”
She has gone from a size 20 to a size 12 and has stayed the same weight for 14 months.
She is now a Cambridge Diet counsellor.
She said: “I love helping and motivating others. I can’t think of a better job.”
For more on the diet visit www.cambridge-diet.co.uk.