1 Oct 2014

Final Team Diet Chef shedtember update!

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Well, the first ever shedtember is now officially over, and it's time to check in with Stacey and Catriona for the last time.

So, how did our "shedtember champions" get on in their final week, and how did they find the overall experience? Let's find out!

Catriona Liddle 

So, shedtember has come to an end...how has your fourth week been?   
I did a bit better in the last week than the week before, which feels good! I'm glad to have ended the month on a high.

How was your shedtember experience, overall?  
I have found it overall great. It has taught me loads about portion control and made me aware and mindful of snacking - something I used to do constantly before shedtember.

Biggest shedtember challenge / slip up?  
Visiting a friend's dinner party, knowing she was a "feeder"!

Best diet moment during the month?
I mentioned earlier that I rediscovered cauliflower rice a couple of weeks ago...and that's still my diet highlight - I love the stuff!  

Are you feeling determined to continue your weight loss journey?
Yes, absolutely. This has been a great start for me and I will definitely continue with the diet whilst bumping up the exercise, which I honestly didn't do much of at all, before.

What, if anything, would you do differently if you were starting over?  
I would get friends to nag me about exercising more.

What's your top shedtember tip?
Try Diet Chef, it really works! I lost 10 lbs in one month, which is awesome and way more than I had hoped - especially given that I slipped up on more than a few occasions.

Weight loss in the last week?
2lbs

Total weight loss in September?
10lbs

Anything you would like to add?  
There are loads of things to choose from on the Diet Chef plan, so you never get bored - and you can have a few days off in a month, if you need to, but still do well. The important thing is to remember to stick to the plan most of the time and try to be sensible / moderate with any 'treats'.

Stacey Cheung 

So, shedtember has come to an end...how has your fourth week been?   
It's been good! I've only lost a little bit of weight again in the last week, but I'm pleased with slow, steady progress.

How was your shedtember experience, overall?  
It's kept me focussed throughout the month, which has been great!

Biggest shedtember challenge / slip up?  
The biggest challenge for me has been finding time to exercise. It's been really hard to fit as many work outs in as I would have liked, between my full-time job and other commitments - but exercising really does make a difference.

Best diet moment during the month? 
Learning how to cope with the weekends without overindulging! As mentioned before, weekends are often my downfall, but shedtember has spurred me on to keep on top of things and try to eat better at all times.

Are you feeling determined to continue your weight loss journey? 
Yes, I think I'll stick to all the small changes I've made in September, which when added up make a real difference.

What, if anything, would you do differently if you were starting over?  
I would try harder to make time for, and stick to, my exercise goals.

What's your top shedtember tip? 
Don't let small slip ups put you off. It's easy to give up, but nothing worth having is ever easy!

Weight loss in the last week?
1lb

Total weight loss in September?
4lbs


Well done, ladies - we think you both did an awesome job! 

So what is shedtember? 

September 2014 sees the launch of shedtember – a fundraiser that we at Diet Chef have partnered with, which will take place every September to encourage people to lose weight, while raising money for charity, including Diabetes UK.

shedtember has been created to highlight the health issues related to weight gain, the benefits of weight management, as well as to raise awareness of access to psychological and psychiatry services for people with diabetes and their close ones.

For more information, and details on how to take part, go to: www.shedtember.org.uk 

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