Our newest EasyLoss weight loss ambassador has just joined the team, James and I are very excited to announce that Lois Craig has recently been featured in an amazing and inspirational weight loss story on Healthista. In the story Lois tells us all about her incredible five stone weight loss.
If you missed the full article you can find it here.
However, I have summarised Lois’ amazing journey for you all below.
Lois Craig states that she had always been the fat, funny friend. She made jokes and used her bright, bubbly personality to ensure that she never had to reveal her true feelings.
‘I had been conscious about my weight for a long time,’ says Lois, 23, an account manager from Bristol. ‘I would eat and eat and eat. I obsessed about when my next meal would be coming. I could be going on a two hour train journey and would pack a full picnic as I was so terrified about being hungry,’ she says. ‘I’d always been ‘the bigger girl’ but university is when the weight really piled on. It gave me the freedom to eat what I wanted, whenever I wanted it.
Lois’ EasyLoss journey
Lois’ binge-eating only worsened when she started working. ‘I used to go home, sit on the sofa, watch TV and eat. By the time my boyfriend got home I would have eaten three packets of biscuits’, she says. At a size 20 and 15 stone 9 lbs not only did Lois know she was morbidly obese but she was also finding herself constantly tired and breaking a sweat doing even the simplest tasks.
‘I was afraid of dieting’
Lois had always been afraid of trying to diet as the idea of giving up food and following rules made her feel scared. ‘I used to imagine sitting eating a lettuce leaf and feeling miserable’, she says. ‘So when I discovered EasyLoss on the app store and it proved it was more about focusing on what I could have than what I couldn’t, I thought it was worth trying’, Lois says.
Lois at her heaviest weighing 20 stone before her weight loss
Lois had tried hypnosis for anxiety in the past and had found it effective. Struggling with the idea of following rules and diets she hunted for a flexible weight loss programme. Lois discovered EasyLoss’ Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis App on the 27th January 2015 and weighing 15 stone 9 she downloaded it. She lost 5 pounds in the first week and kept losing an average of a pound a week from then onwards; Lois has since lost 72Ibs in weight.
Food is fuel, not the enemy or reward!
‘The app teaches you to go back to basics and listen to your body’, Lois says. ‘It allowed me to start to recognise my hunger signals. I found I could stop eating when I was no longer hungry.’
‘The biggest change for me was that I started thinking of food as fuel, not as a reward’, Lois reveals. ‘Sometimes I don’t even eat breakfast until 12pm because I’m just not hungry, I don’t think about the routine anymore, I eat when I’m actually hungry’, says Lois.
Post weight loss
‘I found I could follow the ‘EasyLoss Weight Loss Programme’ because it didn’t focus on what I couldn’t have. It made me focus on what I could enjoy,’
Lois told us, ‘I’m slimmer now than I have ever been. I’m now down to a size 12 and my goal is to reach a size 10.’
‘EasyLoss is so sustainable. I kept losing a pound per week and now instead of sitting on the sofa I have the energy and motivation to go to the gym in the evenings. Sometimes I get a craving and want to pig out or stuff my face and sometimes I don’t follow the guidelines perfectly, but I don’t worry anymore,’ Lois reveals.
‘I look at my weight loss on a bigger scale, my measurements and body shape are changing and I finally see food as fuel rather than a prize’. Lois’ boyfriend is so impressed with Lois’ achievement that he has since downloaded the EasyLoss app and has lost one stone on it so far.
Download our EasyLoss’ Virtual Gastric Band Hypnosis App, £4.99 now here.
For iPhone and iPad
Or here for Android devices https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=uk.co.hantshypno.vgb
If you relate to Lois or if you have found her story inspiring or know someone who could benefit from our EasyLoss Virtual Gastric Band App please do share this with your friends and family and help us spread the EasyLoss magic a little further.