PCOS

PCOS: Slimmer loses 33cm off of waist after trying new programme – Express

At a size 16 and suffering with endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), Gabrielle felt she needed to make a change in her life. After hitting her target weight by pushing herself when it came to her diet and fitness, the 28-year-old has now found a “balance”, which also improved her endometriosis symptoms and mental health. But how did she do it? Gabrielle started out weighing 13st 7.6lb (86kg) when she joined fitness coach Diren Kartal’s Project X programme back in January 2020. After six months, she dropped to 12st 3.96lb (78kg) and fit into a size 12, something she’d never been able to do before. “I knew I needed someone to keep me accountable to my daily habits and kick my a** into gear,” she said. READ MORE: Diet: Expert warns against common mistake “I’d been doing Slimming World, WW, BHF Diet and many others since I was in secondary school but nothing ever stuck.” But through Project X, Gabrielle found her “full potential” in both nutrition and fitness. “[Diren] helped me realise my full potential and showed me how to use my PCOS and endometriosis to my advantage through smashing my training, something previously I’d apparently been half a**ing,”…

Slimmer who 'hated' workouts drops

Slimmer who 'hated' workouts drops 6.5st with a new hobby – 'I would never exercise!' – Express

We use your sign-up to provide content in ways you’ve consented to and to improve our understanding of you. This may include adverts from us and 3rd parties based on our understanding. You can unsubscribe at any time. More info Sarah Jackson used to suffer with severe back pain that left her unable to barely walk. Now, after she’s an advanced ballroom and Latin dancer, having lost a whopping six and a half stone and shrinking down to a size 10. The 50-year-old tipped the scales at 16st 7lb, with doctors suggesting hey weight might be aggravating her scoliosis condition that was causing her discomfort. “I could barely stand up and was willing to try anything,” said Sarah. “My husband Ian and our daughter both told me I was perfect and didn’t need to lose weight, but I was desperate to be able to move without pain. “My wider family had become worried about the amount of weight I’d put on and I started to realise it wasn’t doing me any good.” READ MORE: Diet: Expert warns against common mistake Sarah admitted she’d “tried everything” but losing weight was a last resort. A comfort eater with an addiction to chocolate, she…

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