Woman who spent £70 a week on snacks drops 7st after discovering partner’s affair


Faye Harding, 35, tipped the scales at 18st 4lbs when she decided to take action and shed seven stone in 10 months after she found out her

Faye Harding, 35, before her transformation
Faye Harding, 35, before her transformation

A woman who spent £70 a week on snacks and munched through 3,000 calories a day has shed seven stone after find out her partner was having an affair.

Faye Harding tipped the scales at 18st 4lbs and used to eat a multipack of crisps and two huge takeaways a week.

But after seeing a photo of herself she decided to take action, switching to a diet plan and losing three stone in just two months before discovering her ex was cheating on her.

But rather than pushing the 35-year-old back towards unhealthy choices Faye used it to spur her on and she lost another four stone.

She built up her strength with weights, started the Couch to 5k programme and in just 10 months dropped to 11st 4lbs.

Faye Harding has dropped seven stone in 10 months
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Faye has gone from 18st 4lbs to 11st 4lbs
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The insurance worker from Chipping Sodbury, Bristol, said: “I’d go so far as to say that I was addicted, I’d be eating non-stop no matter what the emotion.

“Every time I ate, it gave me a temporary high, and I craved that.

“I ended up wanting to lose weight when my mum took a picture of me last year, and I just looked at it and felt awful about myself.

“But I knew I couldn’t do it alone so I started The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, I noticed that the weight was just falling off me.

“I lost three stone within two months and then I found out my ex was cheating on me.

“But I refused to use food as a coping mechanism.

“It spurred me on even more to try and shed the weight, as well as taking the time to focus on myself.”

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Faye used to consume over 3,000 calories per day – eating full sharer bags of cheese Doritos and full packs of biscuits, alongside large portion meals each day.

She would spend up to £70 a week on snacks and bad food habits alone each week, on top of the weekly food shop.

She said: “I loved crisps; they were my favourite snack.

“I’d easily be eating two or more packs a day, alongside a sharer bag a week.

“The Pringles logo is quite true really, once I had a bag of crisps open, I couldn’t stop.

“I’d be having about two takeaways a week, with all the trimmings, if I got a curry, I’d have the naan bread, poppadom’s, rice, chips and a starter.”

Faye’s discovery her partner was having an affair spurred on her weight loss
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Faye’s diet is down to 900 calories a day, less than three times what she ate previously
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Faye turned to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan, which substitutes large portion meals and bad snacking habits with shakes and healthy alternatives.

She said: “I started running, which was difficult at first, but I definitely started to notice a difference, especially with the muscles in my legs.

“I invested in some weights and built my strength up to do the Couch To 5K scheme which helped me lose another two stone.

“With the diet, I was eating and drinking 800 calories a day which is a lot less than my intake originally.

“Instead of three pieces of toast and sausage bap for breakfast, I’d be having a smoothie or porridge.

“The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan has given me a new appreciation for food.

“I eat so much healthier now, and focus a lot on proteins, I really enjoy cooking and experimenting with healthy greens.”

Faye says she now has a body she can feel confident about
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Faye took up weightlifting and running
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Faye is now thriving, she has recently become a homeowner and has a doting partner called Chris Moore, 35, who is a tech delivery manager.

She said: “I’ve finally reached a goal weight that I can maintain.

“A lot of my friends were shocked as they didn’t realise just how big I was, and they can’t believe the difference.

“I can’t believe how far I’ve come, I’ve even had to buy a whole new wardrobe.

“Some people have said I should send a photo to my ex, but I don’t care.

“I did this for me!”

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George Holan is chief editor at Plainsmen Post and has articles published in many notable publications in the last decade.

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