When our Joburg correspondent, Penny Formo, got panicky about turning 30, she turned to The Firm Slimming and Health Clinic for help in losing some weight. If you haven’t read the first part of her story, you can go here to catch up The Firm review.
So, my 10 weeks at The Firm were challenging at times but mostly, the diet was great and dedicating 30 minutes of my time there, three days a week, also became manageable in the end. The diet was tricky in the beginning while my tummy was getting used to the smaller portions, but when you become used to it, you realise how much extra energy you have – it’s absolutely fabulous!
It really is a good idea for sensible weight loss and although I started to shake at the end – and by that, I mean I had the odd cake, wine and other naughty stuff, I managed to lose 6kg and just over 30cm. I now fit into a size 10 (and occasionally, excitingly, a size 8) – and I used to be a 12 so I am super chuffed.
I lost quite a bit in the beginning, when I was sticking to the diet religiously. I followed it exactly and it worked like an absolute charm. It was about 5 weeks in that my lack of self-control got the better of me.
I got engaged last week so I decided to sign up for a further six months, just so that I can be 100 percent sure I will keep the weight off (and also lose the other 4kg to make up the 10 that I originally planned to lose). And I know that with the awesome Firm diet and maintenance, I will lose it and keep it off.