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Ros: “Thank you for saving my life”

After a routine check-up with her GP, Ros was shocked to hear that she was pre-diabetic. She was referred to Second Nature and hasn't looked back!

Ros: “Thank you for saving my life”

After a routine check-up with her GP, Ros was surprised to hear that she had been diagnosed as ‘pre-diabetic’, meaning her blood sugar levels were too high. After being referred to Second Nature from her GP, she never looked back and has gone on to lose weight, move better, and turn her life around!

A bit about you

Hi, I’m Ros. I’m almost 68 years old and have very gradually been putting on weight for, I suppose, the last 30 years. I have been married for 42 years with a son and daughter and 2 grandchildren.

After a routine visit to my surgery for annual blood tests, I was told I had fallen into the pre-diabetic range. When I read the booklet I was given, I was so shocked to read the consequences and knew I had to do something. My surgery referred me to Second Nature and I am so pleased they did!

Significant health improvements after only 3 weeks on the programme

After only 3 weeks, I noticed that the weight began to shift! I began to walk quite long distances without puffing and blowing and started looking forward to cooking the different meals in the recipe book provided.

Since starting the programme, I’ve also noticed that, not only can I move better and easier, but I understand how to make healthy choices around food.

“Second Nature provides the whole package”

I’ve tried a fair few diets over the years but not found one I can stick with. Second Nature provides the whole package, including an app, digital scales, support from a group and qualified health coach, and a lot of motivational assistance.

I’ve found being able to monitor all aspects of my new lifestyle really helpful, along with the support of my coach, and the fantastic recipe book.

If Second Nature was a famous person…

If I could describe Second Nature as a famous person, I suppose it would be Winston Churchill because he stuck to the task in hand (as I will) and he fought them on the beaches – as will I when I get back into a bikini!!!

Is there any advice you’d give to anyone looking to make a change?

Do it and don’t delay. I have never before felt so motivated to change my lifestyle. It’s only now that I realise the error of my ways previously. I want to live long enough to see my grandchildren grow up and develop with my help; there can be no better motivation.

Is there anything you’d like to say to the team at Second Nature?

I suppose simply, thank you for saving my life.

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