Frequent snacks had left teacher and NeoLife Distributor Natalie Duncan unable to fit into her favourite dresses, and this knocked her confidence. Knowing that NeoLife could make a difference, she decided it was time for a change. Now, she has lost weight, regained confidence and recently walked down the aisle, feeling fantastic! This is Natalie’s story.
“I’ve been using NeoLife’s products since I was born, and about 8 years ago I lost quite a lot of weight (21 kg) using the Weight Management Program. I’ve maintained a fairly healthy and active lifestyle since then, but over the last couple of years that started slipping and I would find myself reaching for chocolate and sweets when the 4pm afternoon slump hit. My confidence was knocked when I realised that my favourite clothes were no longer fitting me; it was time to take action.”
The action plan
“In August 2015, I made the decision to get back in shape and set myself a target to lose 15 kilograms within a year. Knowing the great benefits of using the NeoLife products, I started using NeoLife Weight Management Program again. I made sure that alongside the NeoLife shakes and bars, I was eating lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, good carbohydrates, lean protein, drinking plenty of water and exercising regularly. It was so easy to follow, and within 8 months I had already achieved my target of losing 15 kilograms; I was feeling great!
Since then I have lost another 4 kilograms – a total loss of 19 kilograms – and dropped two dress sizes. I am now able to fit into all my beautiful dresses again and I look forward to wearing a swimming costume with confidence, for the first time in 3 years, this Christmas in South Africa. Since reaching my target weight I have had so much more energy, motivation and determination to maintain a healthier lifestyle.”
The key to success
The key to Natalie’s success lies in a combination of exercise and good nutrition. Aided by the NeoLife Weight Management Program she has managed to implement a healthy lifestyle that she is able to keep up long term.
“I am still following the program, with the goal of losing a few more kilograms and toning up. I regularly attend kettlebell, spinning and circuit classes, which has greatly aided my weight loss. I have also started running and have gone from being able to run for only five minutes to thirty minutes. This has allowed me to take part in a couple of 5k fun runs and a 10k obstacle course run, something I would never have thought I could achieve before.
The NeoLife shakes have been a true blessing to support my muscle repair, as well as helping to curb the feeling of hunger straight after a workout. With the addition of the NeoLife bars I have found sticking to the programme a lot easier. It’s great to be able to have a healthy, sweet treat; this definitely helps with the cravings! I also take a daily Pro Vitality sachet to provide me with the nutrients I need for daily vitality.”
In March 2016, Natalie’s boyfriend proposed to her, giving her even more motivation to stick to the Weight Management Program. Planning a wedding requires a lot of energy!
“Teaching full-time and planning for the wedding meant that I was on the go for the whole day; I am so thankful for my increased energy and the simplicity of following the Weight Management Program during this busy period of life. At the end of October I got married to my wonderful husband and we had the most glorious day. It was such a joy to be able to wear my wedding dress with confidence. My weight loss story has already inspired friends and family around me, and a number of friends have asked me how I managed to lose the weight. It’s wonderful to be able to share my story, and hopefully this will help me to grow my business. Thank you NeoLife!”
♥ Drink plenty of water
♥ Exercise regularly (both cardio and strength training)
♥ Allow yourself to enjoy the odd treat
♥ Find a buddy to pair up with; it really helps to have someone
to be accountable to and someone to encourage you
♥ Always carry a NeoLifeBar in your bag; you never know when you may need it!
♥ When you need a pick me up, drink NeoLifeTea
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For any entrepreneurs out there who have a passion for sharing wellbeing… NeoLife is redefining the world of startups. Put simply, it’s like a tech start-up, but with nutrition. There are low barriers to entry because NeoLife provides the infrastructure that any successful business needs, as well as consumable products, and a marketing plan. So instead of having to raise hundreds of thousands of euros to get started, it makes entrepreneurship accessible to everyone. You can own your own NeoLife business and it can be passed down as an income-generating asset to future generations. For more information please visit NeoLife.com or call (from landlines only): 0800-145 65 50 or +46 31 706 74 00.