is in her twenties and leads a hectic work and social life. She
is a solicitor and has moved from London to Australia. She is still maintaining her amazing results two years after training with me.
did you work with Ben, what were your goals and what had you tried
to work with Ben because I had gained weight all over my body and
stopped exercising after a year of traveling. I found my weight
was really getting me down.
goal was to lose weight, become toned and be able to run for more
than just 10 minutes!
the past I have tried Low fat diets , these worked in the very short
term but left me really hungry so would lose weight but then gain
the pounds back over the next month or so. It was a vicious circle!
to go to the gym a lot but only do cardio (bike or cross trainer)
so would lose weight but could never run outside (so fitness never
seemed to improve really) and I wasn't’t toning up.
did you find the experience?
the nutrition enlightening. I managed to get results without feeling
hungry. At first I was skeptical that I could lose weight by eating
fuller fat products. Ben explained to me that this was what my body
needed and I would lose weight even though this approach would not
work for different metabolic types. After two weeks I had lost weight
so decided that I should keep going with it.
I liked was that if I ate some of the foods that weren't so good
for me it was ok, I had not ‘broken’ the diet I just
needed to make sure the next meal was a good mix of the foods that
were right for my body. I loved the fact it was about eating more
of the right foods than restricting yourself. This meant I could
achieve the balance of getting results yet not feel restricted.
exercise was brilliant, I used to go on a cross trainer for an hour
thinking I would look great if I did that 4 times a week. Finding
out that 15-20 mins of cardio with some weights, core training and
stretching would do a much better job was fantastic. I responded
well to the resistance training, realized I had some muscles and
found going to the gym easier as the routines were more varied!
results did you get?
started as a size 16 and now I am a size 10! I have lost fat all
over and toned up. My body shape has changed completely. I also
know I can keep this shape. All my friends can't believe the change.
I love the way my stomach is flat and the look of my arms.
best bit is I don’t look fat in photo’s now, even when
next to a size 6!"
wise I am now up to running 8 km and will look to run a half marathon
in the future. I cannot believe I am now a runner! With my new fitness
I am also looking to go back and play hockey next season and maybe
even a triathlon.
love the fact that I am standing next to a size 6 friend in the
photo and I don’t feel fat! I lost 5 Kg and went from 16 to