At her heaviest, Samantha Parramore, 32, tipped the scales at 17st 5lbs before embarking on her weight loss journey.
Having struggled with her body size since 16, Samantha, from Devon, became desperate to shed weight in time for her June wedding.
Since her incredible transformation, the recruitment consultant now weighs 13st 5lbs – with the help of LighterLife.
Within six months, she also dropped a whopping three dress sizes to fit into her dream gown.
“From the age of 16 I’ve struggled with my body image and self-confidence”
Samantha said: “From the age of 16 I’ve struggled with my body image and self-confidence – I just never felt good enough.
“I found that running helped me manage my emotions but as I got older I found comfort in food instead.
“Cookies were my weakness, I couldn’t just have one, I’d finish the whole packet even though I knew I wasn’t hungry for them.
“I was constantly feeling overwhelmed by this addiction I had with food and I just became obsessed with the number on the scales.”
She was impressed by the lack of weight loss talk and how food wasn’t the focus.
Samantha explained: “Instead, after the weigh-ins, the meeting focused around changing our mindset and discussing what was underpinning our relationship with food, something I never had asked myself before.
“With my wedding coming up in June, I had purchased my dream dress three sizes smaller to give myself a visual goal.
“I didn’t have to prepare or plan my meals which meant for the first time in a long time I wasn’t constantly thinking about food.
“I also really liked LighterLife’s total diet replacement meals – Foodpacks – they’re delicious, especially the Chocolate Mug Cake.”
Samantha, who lost 8lbs in her first week, couldn’t believe the amount of confidence she had for her weigh-ins.
“I always stayed for the whole meeting because I loved how the room was filled with so much positivity,” she continued.
She added: “We recently discussed compliments and how we receive them. It was so interesting how we all resonated with deflecting kind words rather than saying thank you.
“With the help of my mentor and the support of my family I found the confidence to feel like a beautiful bride, it’s great to look like one but to truly feel content with yourself is the real goal.
“I felt amazing on our wedding day, wearing they dress which had once seemed like an unattainable dream.
“Dreams really do come true when you work hard and give it your all – I’m so proud of myself.”
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