Meet Kim! Kim is our content creator here at the Skinny Food Co and has been with us for just over 2 years now, but Kim's journey with Skinny Food Co started long before her joining us an employee. Kim has lost 5 stone in total with the help of our products and has recently just completed a fitness photo shoot in which she showed off all her hard work after a 6 month commitment to a prep.
Kim started her Instagram account @kimberleyjayne.fitness as a way to document her weight loss journey, show snippets of her training and share updates on her journey. Recently, Kim documented closely her 6 month prep for the photoshoot, giving others an insight into her commitment and dedication to her goal and inspiring others to achieve their own goals.
We asked Kim a few questions about her journey and what has helped her along the way ...
What made you want to make a lifestyle change and begin your weight loss journey?
I was incredibly overweight and uncomfortable in my skin, my mental health was poor and I had no self confidence. We had booked our wedding for the following year and I knew I didn't want to feel how I did now on our wedding day. So I began my journey with Slimming World and lost 3 stone in total. After the wedding, I started putting weight back on and so I decided to invest in having a coach. This was the turning point for me.
You've recently just done a 6 month prep for a fitness photoshoot, what motivated you to do this and how did you find it?
After investing in a coach, I had started regularly training in the gym again and I completely fell back in love with it all (I used to be a gym bunny as a teenager!). Since initially starting my weight loss journey, my whole mindset towards my body and my abilities as an individual had changed and I had more self belief than ever. I was enjoying getting stronger every day and I wanted a fresh challenge and to see what would happen if I really pushed myself out of my comfort zone. My husband and I booked the photo shoot to do together and we cracked on with the plans from our coaches!
It was the hardest thing I have ever done, especially towards the end. Food was minimal, training was intense, there were lots of hours spent on the stair master and by the end I was doing 16,000 steps a day on top of everything else. When food is that bland towards the end of prep, my Skinny Food Co products literally saved me!
Why did you choose Skinny Food Co products?
I love porridge oats and I found that I was using up a lot of calories and sugar by using traditional syrups on my breakfast and I had seen Skinny Food Co zero calorie, zero sugar syrups on Instagram, so I decided to give them a try. The first product I bought was Salted Caramel Syrup and since then I have never looked back! I was so impressed with the flavour and I couldn't believe I could make an exact swap and not have to worry about sabotaging my weight loss.
How have Skinny Food Co products helped you?
The products allow me to have exactly what I want without adding any unwanted calories or sugar. I use the syrups on my breakfast every day, I use the sauces and seasonings with my lunch and dinner and I am also a huge coffee lover, so I use a lot of the flavour drops and barista syrups too. I save myself literally hundreds of calories and grams of sugar by using these instead of traditional condiments and it means I don't have to miss out on anything.
I also love that we now have a lot of protein based products. I love the Skinny Bars and there is a huge range of protein powders on the website now too. I always have these post workout to help re fuel my body and hit my daily protein target.
What is it about our products that you love?
Everything! It's the combination of them tasting amazing and all of the product benefits. I also love that I can opt to use products like our Chocaholic spreads for my girls, meaning there's no sugar spike on breakfast before school!
Would you recommend us?
Yes 100%. The products are fantastic for everyone. Whether you have a specific dietary need or a personal goal with regards to your health and fitness, the benefits cover pretty much anything and everything and most importantly taste like the real deal.
What is your favourite product?
It's pretty much impossible to choose! So I have listed the products that I use on a daily basis, because I couldn't live without these ones!!
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