How ditching sugary drinks helped this mum lose an incredible 6.4st
Sometimes it’s not about what we’re EATING but what we’re drinking that can cause us to put on weight, as this 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member found out.
Flip McKinnon shares her story of how she lost 6.4st with the Healthy Mummy, starting with ditching sugary drinks…
Flip ditched the sugar drinks and lost 6.4st
“In 2014, I had a 4.5-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son. In fact, it was on my son’s second birthday that I made the decision to give the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge a go.
I have always been overweight, and I have tried all the diets under the sun. I usually lasted a week at most. But as my son grew more and more active (plus my daughter has always been a rotten sleeper) I knew that I needed to do something.”
Flip says she was feeling exhausted as a busy mum of two and would rely heavily on energy drinks and fizzy drinks to keep her going.
“I had no energy, I needed an afternoon nap to get through most days, and I was relying on energy drinks, soft drink and coffee to get through my day,” she continues.
“With both my parents developing type 2 diabetes in their middle-age, (and my dad lost his leg to diabetes) I worried that I wouldn’t be around to see my babies grow up into adulthood.
And when I say I was relying on caffeine and sugar drinks to get me through my day, I’m not exaggerating.”