Not only has he lost weight he has seen an improvement in his health and no longer needs to take daily heartburn medication which he has suffered with almost every day.
Darren’s lifestyle change came about when his wife Stephanie became a Healthy Mummy life member in April this year, following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenges. Stephanie has also lost a whopping 2 stone and 2 dress sizes.
That’s 4.5 stone between this mum and dad duo! How amazing is that!?
Darren shares, “Before eating the Healthy Mummy way I was taking heartburn medication every day and suffering with IBS cramps regularly, now I haven’t needed to take any medication in just over 3 months.
I joined my wife Stephanie on this journey as I was concerned with improving my health given the demands of my job in the parish and having a young family. I have 5 children aged from 20 to 3 and a 17 month old granddaughter.
We have been following the Healthy Mummyplan for 4 months and already I’ve lost 2.5 stone.
What I find fantastic about the Healthy Mummy is that it is NOT a diet and there’s nothing you have to give up. It benefits the whole family on controlling sugar addiction and it’s been great to see the kids choosing their ‘Healthy Mummy‘ cakes over sugary treats.
“I love the smoothies as I used to skip breakfast but now, before a demanding day of church life, I know I’m filling up on something nutritious and there’s so much variety to suit my needs in the morning, whether it’s something to sustain me in a long morning or something to help with bloating etc, there’s a smoothie for every need.”
Darren’s Tips for other dads getting started
You have to be in the right mindset and have people and family around you who are supportive
If you feel like giving up I would say look back over photos and take measurements
DO NOT focus on the scales
“My goals are to be healthy and happy with myself and set a good example to my children.”
Wife Stephanie has lost 2 stone and two dress sizes from April, she tells us “my biggest change has been mentally. I finally feel like with Healthy Mummy I’ve found a way to educate myself and eat wiser, not less. Instead of the years of berating myself with toxic ‘diet culture’ language, I finally see food as my friend instead of the enemy.