Back in January 2015, Alison Nel contacted The Natural Way out of pure desperation: she needed to lose weight because she was feeling very depressed, lethargic and unhappy with her physical and mental condition. As Alison lived overseas, her consultant Cora (The Natural Way’s mail order expert) gave her a personalised eating plan and recommended a range of all-natural formulations to support her body while she lost weight…and then the transformation began. Alison lost an incredible 34kg AND has kept her weight off ever since. We asked Alison some questions about her successful weight loss and maintenance journey & you can read her inspiring answers below:
Alison today after losing 34kg
Q: WHAT WERE YOUR GREATEST OBSTACLES AND HOW YOU OVERCOME THEM?
A: My biggest obstacle when I started my weight loss was actually believing that I could indeed lose all the extra weight I had put on over the years, getting my mind into the space where I really believed there was a way. This is one area where my consultant Cora helped me a great deal.
Q: WHAT IS YOUR ADVICE TO OTHERS WHO ARE THINKING ABOUT LOSING WEIGHT?
A: If there is any way you can lose weight – DO IT! We don’t actually realise when we are very overweight how uncomfortable we feel all the time and how much strain we are placing on our bodies. As the weight comes off one feels not only physically lighter, but mentally as well especially as you discover you can do more physical activities. Sadly I now look back on all the activities I didn’t do especially with my children and hope that my experience can motivate someone else to not have to be look back and wish it had been different. When I now look at overweight people and see they are uncomfortable, for instance crossing their legs or simply doing up their shoes, I pray that they might come to the realisation that it doesn’t have to be this way.
Q: HOW DID THE NATURAL WAY HELP YOU ACHEVE YOUR AMAZING WEIGHT LOSS?
A: One of the biggest realisations I came to after starting with the Natural Way is that it is not a diet persê but a life style that is forever and this definitely helped me stay focussed because I was not just doing it for today – but for ever. My consultant was my life-line during the difficult times and my biggest supporter for every kilogram lost.
Q: HOW DO YOU FEEL TODAY?
A: Every time I walk into a room and I get admiring glances, I look behind me to see who it could be for. Then it dawns on me…. The admiring glances are actually for me !! This is an amazing feeling. My adult children love that we can climb Lions Head (a very physically challenging hike in Cape Town) together and I relish the fact that I lost the weight before I got too old to actually enjoy it. The health benefits are also astounding, I no longer take medication for high cholesterol and feel energised. My wish is that I can motivate others who are unhappy with how they feel or look, to take this step and improve the quality of their lives like I have. Thank you to all who have been involved in my journey.
The Natural Way is not just a weight loss company: We offer a comprehensive guide to maintenance through our weight loss program (which is also available via mail order if you do not live near a clinic). On top of that, you are entitled to FREE monthly maintenance consultations so we can keep ‘check’ on how your maintenance is going and ensure that your weight stays exactly where you want it to be. To find out more about The Natural Way, call 1300 SLIMMER (1300 754663) or visit our website HERE