Christabelle has lost 14kg with KSFL so far and shares her top tips to taking control

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Christabelle has worked so hard at KSFL Gibraltar in hitting her targets and feels amazing.

Hear Christabelle’s story below:


So why did I start doing KSFL in Feb 2016.My 50th birthday was coming up in August and I was generally unhappy with my weight. I was trying to juggle work, studying, social life, housework etc and had no time to exercise. Using alcohol to destress at weekends led to me piling on the kilos, feeling lethargic and bloated. I realised that I needed to make some drastic changes to my lifestyle. I came across some of the KSFL Gibraltar testimonials and these inspired me to give it a shot.
I started with the online version as I didn’t have time to commit to classes due to my studies. Although initially I thought I would have problems with cutting out fruit, pasta and bread in reality I didn’t find it that hard to adapt. I ate three nutritious meals a day and as long as I followed the guidelines and ate plenty of green veg and good fats I locked up my hunger. I didn’t have much of an issue with cravings during detox because I don’t have much of a sweet tooth but I found drinking plenty of water and herbal teas helped. The tips and support received via the online Facebook group proved invaluable to me and encouraged me to experiment in the kitchen modifying recipes to make them suitable for KSFL. I enjoyed taking pictures of the food I was eating and making collages to post in the group. I found it kept me focused and provided a means of engagement with the group.
Exercise is the other important factor of the KSFL programme. At first I was so unfit that I found a simple tabata workout on you-tube and stuck to that. I used to take my weights or exercise bands with me on trips abroad and workout in my hotel room. As my fitness improved and my energy levels increased I upped my workouts and started attending classes. I knew I was hooked when I exercised on my cruise balcony this summer.
To date I have lost approx. 14kg and 70cm overall. I have learnt a great deal thanks to our excellent mentor Natalie Hill on nutrition, the impact that hormones, and sleep etc. have on your weight loss and what works for me as an individual on the programme. For example I’m not a fan of fasting; I have a healthy appetite and enjoy eating. I’ve learnt that I can go alcohol free for 28 days if I choose to and that if I have a cheat meal that is not KSFL approved I am back on it the next day.
By far the greatest benefit from KSFL is that I no longer suffer from regular neck and back pain like I used to. I have tons more energy and my mind feels clearer and more focused. I feel mentally stronger and able to enjoy life to the fullest. I love travelling and I’m looking forward to enjoying an active holiday in Canada & Alaska next year and continuing on my KSFL journey.
My top tips for anyone considering giving KSFL a go are to keep an open mind, organise yourself and plan ahead. Cook from scratch and ditch the processed shit. Experiment in the kitchen and try everything at least once. Never knew I would enjoy green smoothies so much. Use spices to flavour food and try batch cooking, as it will free up more time. Do your HIIT workouts at home with you-tube it’s just 10 minutes! Don’t overthink it obsession is not a good thing. There will be bad days! Learn to forgive yourself and move on and above all enjoy the process.


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