Lindsey is in late 20’s and lives near Portsmouth, England.
Working in a busy telesales environment for many years gave Lindsey a lot of success financially as well as respect from his managers and coworkers, but his health was on the decline. His income hadn’t been the only thing to increase over the years and his weight had reached 17 stone. (238lbs, 107kg).
As is often the case with bodyweight, and specifically body fat, it increases over quite a long time so often goes relatively unnoticed. Fortunately Lindsey decided it was time to make a difference to his health, and with a young daughter rapidly growing up, he wanted to set an example not only to himself.
He had tried a lot of fad diets, from shakes, meal replacements and all sorts of other gimmicks, which did work in the short term, but the weight always came back.
Finding Intelligent Eating through Facebook, Lindsey was intrigued but massively skeptical of how he could eat as much as wanted and lose weight. Fortunately he got in touch and made the decision to take control of his weight for good.
“I had tried literally everything, from juicing to restricting eating on certain days, I’d walk instead instead of driving, and I’d get some results, but with my lifestyle, the weight would always come back. I didn’t want anymore quick fixes, the rebound was always depressing and each time I ended up weighing more – I thought that there had to be a better way, but didn’t know how. I approached Intelligent Eating and spoke to Adam, I confessed about how I would be the first to the lunch van and graze on what I know now is ‘junk food’.
Adam assured me that with some knowledge I could be completely in control, but it would take some effort on my part. I agreed, and he assessed my current knowledge of what he describes as ‘nutritional literacy’ – I was staggered at how wrong I was about food and how sucked in I’d become to food marketing, from that first consultation I knew I was onto something worthwhile. During the first few weeks of working with Intelligent Eating, I had masses of questions, the whole thing seemed a bit overwhelming but with time I realised that actually it was incredibly easy.
One of the things I loved most was how easy it was to get my questions answered for reassurance in my own head but also so I knew 100% I was doing the right thing so I could pass on knowledge to my friends with confidence. Sure enough, the weight began to fall off and before I knew it, the biggest problem I had was having to buy new clothes every weekend because I couldn’t punch anymore holes in my belts; I literally felt as if everyday I was getting more lean.
I took up quite a lot of physical exercise as my confidence grew and my personal relationships improved as a result; my work also improved and within months I was the top salesperson at the company – I felt so much better and with the knowledge I now have about food, and how I make decisions about food, particularly eating out, I made the realisation that the changes I’d made were for life.
As I approach 30 I honestly feel 10 years younger than I did only a few months ago, and that says a lot living the lifestyle I do that comes with the territory of being in a large sales team!”