Mum sheds 10 stone after thinking son was sitting on bean bag – but it was her knee


A mum lost half her body weight after seeing a photo of her son on what she thought was a bean bag but turned out to be her leg.

Lauren Hinchliffe had ballooned to 20st and the picture shocked her into taking action.

The 30-year-old ditched her daily diet of fast food takeaways, chocolate and crisps for pasta, salad and fruit.

And over the next 10 months she lost 10 stone, reports YorkshireLive.

Lauren said: “I had some photos taken and I was looking through them and I noticed one where my son looked to be sitting on a bean bag, but then I realised he was actually sat on my knee.

“I thought he would be starting school soon and I didn’t want to be the ­overweight mum taking him there.

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Lauren Hinchliffe decided to lose weight after years of battling with it
Lauren Hinchliffe decided to lose weight after years of battling with it

“I knew I had to do something. I started to lose weight on my own at first but eventually I started to struggle.

“My sister said she was going to ­Slimming World so I thought I would give it a try.”

Lauren, who has sons Ben, four, and Christopher, 17 weeks, with husband Alex, 30, admitted she put off going for a couple of weeks.

But she added: “I was making so many excuses and then I just said, ‘You know what, I’m going’.”

Lauren then, with her son Ben, on her lap
Lauren then, with her son Ben, on her lap

And after her first visit she lost half a stone in just one week. Lauren, of ­Sheffield, added: “I was not eating ­breakfast at all previously.

I was grabbing anything ready made, takeaways.

“Now I eat a lot of pasta. The whole family absolutely loves pasta and we do all sorts of things with it.

“I can’t begin to explain how amazing I felt after losing the weight.

Just look at her now - more healthy at a 10st weight
Just look at her now – more healthy at a 10st weight

“Little things, like I actually started to check my reflection in the mirror for the first time in a long time.

“It has also made me realise just how bad my mental health was as well.

“I never used to leave the house, apart from to pick up my son from nursery once a week.

“Now there isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not outside.”

Lauren became a Slimming World consultant after shedding the pounds in 2019 and now runs three classes a week.

Mum Zena, 59, joined up after seeing the change in her daughter and has since shed almost four stone.

Lauren urged anyone struggling with diets not to give up. She said: “It has made such a difference to my life.”

Before

Breakfast: Nothing

Lunch: Pot Noodle

Dinner: Takeaway or microwave meal

Snacks: Chocolate and crisps

… and after

Breakfast: Porridge or cereal

Lunch: Pitta bread with salad

Dinner: Pasta or Slimming World chips with chicken

Snacks: Fruit





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