Traci Yates Story
"I have managed to lose 4 stone and aim to lose another 2 stone. Since losing the weight, I feel healthier, have more confidence and feel so much happier within myself. I feel fab to now be in size 16 clothes down from a size 24. My goal is to be a size 14. Other family members have said how good I now look and people I haven’t seen for a long time are shocked at the difference.*
Weight Lost: 4 Stone*
The National Slimming and Cosmetic Clinic in Cardiff have helped me to lose the weight that I have struggled with for many years. I had tried every diet going and nothing had worked until I joined NSCC.
I used to snack on chocolate, cakes, biscuits and my portion sizes were huge. My weight just kept increasing but I would just buy larger clothes and get on with it. It wasn’t until I looked at photos of myself before, I noticed how big I was actually getting! It was when I was hoovering and got a pain in my chest that I realised it was critical, that something drastic had to change. It was then that I went to NSCC in Cardiff.
I have managed to lose 4 stone and aim to lose another 2 stone. Since losing the weight, I feel healthier, have more confidence and feel so much happier within myself. I feel fab to now be in size 16 clothes down from a size 24. My goal is to be a size 14. Other family members have said how good I now look and people I haven’t seen for a long time are shocked at the difference. It’s the silly small things that I notice and it feels great. For example, I don’t get out of breath so easily and I can wrap a bath towel right around me.
It’s now a pleasure to buy clothes. It’s great to shop in normal retail shops like New Look. Also, before I’d lost the weight, if I was ever on a plane it was so embarrassing when I had to ask for a seat belt extension and now it’s such a relief that I don’t have to. I would dread going to parties and would make excuses not to go. I wouldn’t really leave the house apart from going to Tesco. So it’s lovely to just feel normal now! I am now in control whereas before food controlled me. I don’t see it that I am on a diet. I don’t worry about what I have for dinner, there are no restrictions as long as I don’t go overboard.
The NSCC weight loss plan wasn’t hard at all! The tablets are great and chromium helps with sugar cravings so I take it when I get the munchies and I don’t feel the need to snack. The tablets have also helped enable my portion sizes to be half of what I used to eat. If you have tried everything else and still are overweight I highly recommend the clinic.
How have you found the staff at NSCC?
The staff are amazing, you always receive a warm welcome and great advice. At first it was a bit daunting but the doctors are lovely and the receptionists are amazing, they feel like friends rather than a slimming clinic – we chat for ages!
What would you do now that you would have never done before losing the weight?
Before losing the weight, I would never have even dreamed of dressing up and posing in front of a camera but now I have the confidence to come here today and I’ve loved it!