I have always been a “large” lad, ever since I was in primary school.
Growing up as an Italian, food played (and still plays) an important part of our social gatherings and a Nonna’s (Italian grandmother) key phrase is “mangia mangia” which means to eat.
Feeling happy? EAT! Feeling sad? EAT! Feeling angry? EAT. Feeling annoyed? EAT. This was the Italian way of our family.
I have been a comfort eater for many years. At first it started when I moved away from home and from my city to attend university in London. This was the first time that I could cook and eat whatever I wanted and like any student, this wasn’t always the healthiest food possible.
After four years at university, food then brought comfort when I decided to change my career path and move away from what I studied at university to start a very stressful but rewarding career.
It then continued as a reward system for getting through the week after having very early starts and late finishes at work, finishing all of my work and for relaxing and socialising with friends at the weekend.
I feel that what made me look at my diet and lifestyle in a different way was two main things.
The first was a photograph that a Facebook friend posted a few months ago of us in year 6 at primary school.
In England, this is when you are around 10-11 years old.
Looking at myself, I couldn’t quite believe how large I was at such a young age and felt embarrassed.
The second thing which helped me to start making a change to my lifestyle was hearing of friends embarking on a Juice Plus + journey and seeing great benefits.
At first, I thought it was a pyramid scheme where you joined the company, tried to sell their “fad” and not get any money or health benefits back in return.
However, after really taking the time to research the product, explore the health benefits and scientific research behind it, I decided to give it a go!
Luckily, I had a month off from work and decided that this would be the time to test out the product.
From the first week I noticed massive changes.
Weight started to drop off, my eating habits started to change, I had more energy and was having less coffee and my skin, teeth and nails were becoming stronger.
To date, I have lost nearly 2 stone and my Body Mass Index score and body fat percentage have decreased rapidly.
I can’t believe the amazing changes that have happened in less than two months and I know this is down to Juice Plus + and my amazing support network.
Please take a look around my website, contact me if you have any questions and if you would like to make simple changes to lead a better lifestyle, then speak to me and join the Juice Plus + journey today!
Six weeks on Juice Plus +