Who is Mel?
I was obese! I actually don’t know how much I weighed when I was at my heaviest (yeah, I know denial!). I lost a about a stone before I got on the scales at 18 stone!!

These were the things I hated about being fat:

  • No confidence

  • Worry about what others think and being judged

  • Feeling tired and no friggin energy

  • I HATE photos of me ( especially sitting down)

  • My double chin and flabby arms

  • Sex issues – esp ‘being on top’ or naked

  • Can’t shop in certain shops ( actually feel embarrassed just going inside) as don’t do fat clothes

  • Stress about taking up too much room when sat next to someone – particularly in the car or on the plane

  • My thighs rub… worse in summer

  • The fact that I know each day I don’t do anything about this the closer I get to a major illness

about-meAt the start I did every diet possible! I did the detoxes, veg diets, very low calorie diets. Nothing was sustainable. I’d have big losses then just put it all back on again (which of course led to feeling depressed and eating more!!)

This is how Don’t weight up was born, by sheer frustration that diets are either aimed at the masses (yes I did slimming world and weight watchers) or just play on our pure desperation with big promises for short term loss (which is mainly water by the way). So I retrained with diploma in personal nutrition, a diploma in weight management and AFN level 3 & 4 nutrition diploma. (I like learning and continue to do so). I was empowered by the knowledge I learned particularly about the biochemistry and way our bodies are fuelled.

So here is my before and after. At least 5 stone lighter – fitter, more confident and healthy. Yes, it takes hard work, determination but it can be done!

I love changing people’s lives, I’m so proud to be able to share my tried and tested system, personalised eating plans, tips, motivation and one on one support to get people to where they need to be. I only take on a certain number of clients as everything is completely tailored to your needs, everybody needs support on this journey and I’m there every step of the way.

“Together we can do this”