Success Stories with The Skinny Food Co: EP 29 Sarah
Sarah, who has lost a total of 7 stone throughout her weight loss journey, shares her story with The Skinny Food Co and how our products have helped her maintain a calorie deficit diet.
I began my weight loss journey in around March 2019.
In 2017, I had moved from a fairly active job role to a 9-5 office job. I think it was a combination of the decline in movement, coupled with my complete love of food, and total lack of knowledge regarding calories that caused me to slowly but surely pile on weight until I was upwards of 16 stone.
Don’t get me wrong, I had struggled with my weight my entire life prior to this, however I thought the only kind of diet was total restriction and salad, salad, salad.
Dieting phases would last a couple of weeks, and when I was not enjoying it and missing real food and not seeing changes quick enough I would give up!
The lightbulb moment for me was when I began to understand about calorie counting and calorie deficits, and realised that I could still eat the foods I loved and lose weight.
Once I implemented this and started to eat within my calorie deficit, the weight started to come off! However, I had to find ways to still be able to enjoy the things that I loved to eat and drink whilst in a calorie deficit in order for this to be sustainable for any period of time. This then lead me to The Skinny Food Co!
Why did you choose The Skinny Food Co Products?
Being able to still have things like coffee with a delicious creamer or barista coffee syrup, toast with chocolate spread, cookies, muffins, and even sauce on my dinner without adding lots of additional calories was a total game changer for me!
It meant that I had more calories left to actually eat more food and therefore my calorie deficit was sustainable because I was eating plenty of food and not hungry.
Even now that I have lost the weight I wanted to loose, am now 7 stone lighter, and actually eating more calories than ever before to fuel my new found love of strength training.
I always choose The Skinny Food Co products over full calorie products as why would you not opt for something lower in fat and sugar? Not to mention the fact that every product I have tried tastes amazing!
What is your favourite product?
I think I would have to say that my ultimate favourite product is the English Toffee Barista coffee syrup! All the syrups amazing in obviously coffee, but also in hot chocolate, in baking, in yoghurt, in baked oats, overnight oats, anything! I cannot get enough of them.
The Fakeaway meals are also a perfect office lunch for when I am short on time, so they are also a firm favourite. The first time I tried one of these I remember being literally amazed by how yummy it was, especially considering it came out of a packet in the cupboard, and with actual chunks of chicken! I was amazed. They are all delicious, easy to prepare at work with just a microwave and also nice and filling and substantial.
Also, I can’t leave out my favourite sauces which are Sweet Chilli and Smokey BBQ… on meat, salad, vegetables, nachos…. Anything really!