A woman who says she is a & # 39; secret binge eater & # 39; claims that she has never been happier after losing six stones and dropping five sizes of clothing.
Bernice Casserly had always struggled with her weight, but said the last drop was for her last year when she was on a beach vacation.
The 29-year-old said she was embarrassed and wanted to hide, despite the fact that other women of her age were wearing small bikinis.
And she got even more motivation to lose the pounds when her sister asked her to be a bridesmaid at her wedding.
Before and after: Bernice Casserly said she wanted to lose weight after being embarrassed on vacation (left). She lost six stones in just over a year (right)
Miss Casserly decided to join her local Slimming World in Lincolnshire and said she had never had the courage to do anything about her weight.
& # 39; I was a big secret binge and spent years in complete denial of my weight problems. & # 39; I was unhappy and always had been, but never had the courage to do anything about it.
& # 39; I also discovered that my beautiful younger sister was getting married and it immediately reminded me of a sense of self-awareness when I was a bridesmaid for my best friend a few years earlier.
& # 39; I didn't want to feel that way this time. & # 39;
Miss Casserly had previously been a bridesmaid (left and center) and said she wanted to look good for her sister's wedding. She is depicted as a bridesmaid after her weight loss
She joined in 2018 and has since lost six stones and also dropped five dress sizes
She said: & # 39; Like many weight loss recipients, I had tried so many times to lose weight by following different diets, but they were never sustainable because I would always get tired of limiting what I ate.
& # 39; I thought I had to struggle with my weight for the rest of my life, but when I came to Slimming World it was different. I never felt that I was on a diet.
Miss Casserly (above) praised her time at Slimming World because she helped her lose weight and become more active
& # 39; The eating plan encourages you to eat lots of tasty, filling foods such as pasta, rice, potatoes, and lean meat and fish. & # 39;
She added that she did not feel deprived of the plan and was glad that she had found a way to lose weight without starving herself.
Miss Casserly has managed to control her food intake and insists that it is not just about the food that you put in your mouth.
Not only does she become a mentor at Slimmer & # 39; s World, she also sees a personal trainer once a week and regularly enjoys strength lifting.
She said: & # 39; Slimming World is not just about changing what you eat. Becoming more active is also important.
& # 39; Our Body Magic program takes the threat out of activity by people, many of whom have unpleasant memories of being forced to participate in school activity, how to incorporate activity into their daily routine without traditional forms of having to follow an exercise such as going to the gym or running.
& # 39; Everything from walking to gardening to washing the car. & # 39;
Miss Casserly is now focusing on helping others to change their lives for the better and has successfully completed the required training to become a consultant and lead her own session in Lincoln.
After losing six stones, Miss Casserly has now also become a consultant for Slimming World
She said: & # 39; Support is really the most important thing. It all starts with the feeling that you are not alone.
& # 39; I could not have lost six stones without the weekly help, encouragement and understanding of my own consultant and group.
& # 39; As someone who has lost weight myself, I know the challenges that people can face. That is why I will be there with the group to support all my members to their chosen target weight.
& # 39; Setting goals, sharing recipes and other ideas, and working together as a team to overcome challenges and celebrate success is so important for a successful journey.
& # 39; That is why there will be a lot of support, encouragement and fun with my Slimming World group. & # 39;
Katie Cowie, who runs the Wednesday Brant Road group at Slimming World and leads Bernice as a team developer, says: & # 39; The consultants at Slimming World are chosen because of their positive outlook and because they genuinely care about the health and happiness of others .
& # 39; With Bernice's experience of being a successful member of Slimming World and her friendly and warm personality and a great sense of humor, I just know she will be a great support for the members and make them their target weight will encourage. & # 39;
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