“Before, I was ruled by food”


Before and after 3 months

Emma had tried to lose weight with much effort and little results. Here’s her story about what happened in a few months when she instead followed her dad’s advice and tried an LCHF diet:

The Email

Well, I guess my story is similar to lots of people on here, I hit on the information about the diet by accident really. My father had been researching different diets on the internet to try and improve his health. The things he was saying about the diet and the amount of fat intake were hard to take in and accept, because like everybody I have had 38 years of being told by everyone that Fat is bad for you.

At this stage I was aware of how overweight I had become, I had had 2 children and so stopped exercising and was most definitely over-eating and thought this was why I had piled on the weight. I also had gallstones, bad skin and piles brought on by the pregnancies.

I decided enough was enough so I started on a strict regime of exercise doing at least 30 minutes of cardio exercise a day (this I did for 82 days in a row) and I also ate so called healthy food, smaller portions too. Lots of Fruit and Veg and avoiding Fat. At first I lost a little bit of the weight but after a couple of weeks my weight stopped going down and actually stayed the same for about 5–6 weeks. This was extremely frustrating because I felt I was doing everything right but not getting any results and it wasn’t as if I had no weight to lose.

Then my Dad told me about the LCHF way of eating, and having a very open mind about things I decided to give it a go. And I haven’t looked back, in the last 13 weeks I have lost 32 lbs (15 kg). I haven’t had a single flare up with my gallstones since starting. My skin has cleared up and is in better condition than ever, as is my hair. After 2 weeks the piles had cleared up. I had had them for 3 years since the birth of my first child.

The most incredible thing that I have found to have happened is my frame of mind. I have suffered with depression for years. Since eating the LCHF way I haven’t had a major down time. I am altogether a calmer person, have more patience, generally more happy, and I find my problem solving is better too.

Before, I was ruled by food. I constantly thought about food even while eating, eating my dinner whilst wondering what to eat next. Also if I felt down, food would be the solution. Now eating the LCHF diet I have never felt less hungry, I don’t have any cravings. I tend to eat 2 meals a day because I am just not hungry in between meals. My husband and children are also on the diet. My husband has lost weight and had health benefits too. A friend who I told about the diet has lost 13 pounds (6 kg) in just 2 weeks and had been doing Weight Watchers for a long time and not getting anywhere. My Dad has seen many health benefits too and has lost a lot of weight too.

This is it. Now I have changed to LCHF and that is it for life for me. The more I read and hear about this diet and the health benefits, the more I just know that I could never go back to the other way of eating. The UK is miles behind Sweden in it’s thinking, and I just hope the word spreads over here for the sake of everybody’s health.

It’s early days for me really, and I still have a good amount of weight to lose. But felt I would like to share my story with others. If it only inspires 1 person, then it is worth it.

I am attaching photos, please feel free to use them and my name.

A big Thank you to you for making people aware of the LCHF diet.

Emma Lent


Before and after 3 months


Congratulations on your great health journey, Emma!!


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