Post-birth low-calorie diet
Kathy, 38, public relations manager, 3 children
How much weight did you put on during pregnancy? I've always been slim but after the birth of my third daughter two years ago, there was about half a stone that I just couldn't shift.
What method did you use to get rid of this excess weight? A friend advised me to go see a nutritionist. As I wasn't breastfeeding, the nutritionist put me on a low-calorie, high-protein diet over 3 weeks: carbohydrate and fat were out, and I ate nothing but meat, eggs, fish and vegetables. Bit by bit, I reintroduced carbs.
How long did it take to get your figure back? One month later, the excess weight from pregnancy had disappeared. Bye bye flabby belly and thighs! I lost half a stone in 3 weeks.
Advantages of this method: It's now two months later and I haven't put any weight back on, I'm over the moon.
Disadvantages of this method: Although the weight's gone, I'm still not as firm as I used to be so I need to tone my body with more exercise.