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Wendy got her life back on myWW

Losing 3st 13lb helped Wendy Van Staden gain everything from a new job to a new-and-improved family life.

Wendy’s ‘why’

“I joined WW for myself and for my mental health, but also for my children. I didn’t want to miss out on time with my boys, and I didn’t want to keep saying no to things because of my weight. I want to be the mum that’s on the football field, cheering, running and helping.”

Q & A with Wendy

What do you love about myWW?

 

It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle that I know I can and will ‘do’ forever. As a family, we socialise and entertain a lot, and with myWW I can still do all of that while continuing to achieve my health goals.

 

You’re on Purple – why is it your perfect fit?

 

I love the fact that potatoes and whole grain rice and pasta are ZeroPoint™ foods on Purple. I’ve always waged a bit of a war with carbohydrates, treating them as the enemy and believing you couldn’t eat them and lose weight at the same time. So I banned them in the past but, because they’re ZeroPoint foods, it gave me the confidence to eat and enjoy them again – and it’s been such an eye opener. I’m eating potatoes and rice and pasta and I’ve lost weight. That’s been such a good learning experience.

 

Have your go-to meals changed?

 

They have – and they haven’t. We basically eat the same meals we’ve always enjoyed, they’re just healthier versions. We still have steak and chips with mushroom sauce, it’s just that the steak is grilled instead of fried, the chips are made minus loads of oil, and I use yoghurt instead of cream to make the sauce. And because curries have always been a family favourite, now I make a ZeroPoint chicken curry, which gives me the freedom to enjoy a glass of wine with it. It’s one of the reasons why, in the 10 months I used to reach my goal weight, I never felt like I was depriving myself of anything.

How great is the WW community?

 

It’s amazing. I first joined WW to follow the programme online. That suited me because I was shy and insecure, and thought I wanted to do it by myself. But I underestimated how much encouragement I’d need and receive from the Connect community. It’s simple to access using the WW app and there’s always someone on there to motivate and uplift you – they become your WW family.

 

What’s your outlook on life like now?

 

Given how shy I felt when I first joined WW and that back then, the idea of standing up in front of a group of people was incredibly daunting for me, I’m proud to say I’m now a WW Coach and run three Workshops a week. I absolutely love it. I’ve learnt to love myself and I don’t miss out on pool or beach trips with my children anymore. I’ve got my life back.

 

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3 reasons WW works for Wendy

A way of life

“My taste in food has completely changed thanks to WW. Greasy takeaways don’t entice me anymore – it’s the healthier choices that genuinely appeal to me now.”

Family friendly

“I don’t need to cook several different meals because on WW, the same food I want to eat suits the whole family. My husband has lost 1st 10lb just by eating the same way I do.”

It sticks

“For me, there’s not one single thing that’s been challenging about following myWW. With all the ZeroPoint foods, and the simplicity of everything, you can’t not stick to it.”

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