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Plus-size woman loses five stone after ditching 4,000 calories meals and cocktails date nights

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A stunning young woman looks unrecognisable after ditching date night to lose over five stone.

Adrienne Marsh, 24, from Hoxton, London, began to pile on the pounds after being wined and dined – twice a week – by her partner James Price, 24.

The designer and marketing assistant would usually have a two course meal and cocktails along with snacks throughout the day.

Adrienne began to feel miserable and doubt herself due to her size 18 frame, tipping the scale at 16st 10lbs at her heaviest.

But, after a healthy diet and some exercise, she now oozes confidences in a size 12 at 11st 5lbs. 

Adrienne Marsh, 24, from Hoxton, was feeling miserable and doubted herself due to her size 18 frame, tipping the scale at 16st 10lbs at her heaviest. But, after a healthy diet and some exercise, she now oozes confidences in a size 12 at 11st 5lbs (pictured)

Adrienne Marsh, 24, from Hoxton, was feeling miserable and doubted herself due to her size 18 frame, tipping the scale at 16st 10lbs at her heaviest. But, after a healthy diet and some exercise, she now oozes confidences in a size 12 at 11st 5lbs (pictured)

Adrienne began to pile on the pounds after being wined and dined - twice a week - by her partner James Price, 24

Adrienne began to pile on the pounds after being wined and dined – twice a week – by her partner James Price, 24

Adrienne and James on a night out before her weight loss. The super slimmer explained she joined slimming plan Cambridge 1:1 because she struggled to get motivated

Adrienne and James on a night out before her weight loss. The super slimmer explained she joined slimming plan Cambridge 1:1 because she struggled to get motivated

In January 2019, Adrienne decided ‘enough is enough’ and traded date nights for walks and nights in with home cooked food.

She said: ‘It is hard to determine exactly how many calories I would consume on one date night as every restaurant varies but my go-to starter would be loaded potato skins, which can be 2,000 calories alone.

‘Followed by either a pizza, chicken burger and chips or a pasta dish, which again can range from 1,000-2,000 calories and washed down with cocktails.

‘Five Pina Coladas are 870 calorie, so a meal would rack up around 4,000 calories.’

The marketing assistant is now more confident about her looks than ever after following the diet

The marketing assistant is now more confident about her looks than ever after following the diet 

Adrienne, who now showcases her beautiful physique in bold looks (pictured) said she started to feel self-conscious about her weight when she realised it was keeping her from buying the clothes she wanted

Adrienne, who now showcases her beautiful physique in bold looks (pictured) said she started to feel self-conscious about her weight when she realised it was keeping her from buying the clothes she wanted

The self-confessed snacker used to also eat sandwiches, crisps and sweets throughout the day during 2017 and 2018.

She adds: ‘I found myself trying to keep up with what he could eat and having bigger portions.

‘He was OK about my weight gain and I was comfortable until I couldn’t find any nice clothes that fitted me.

‘I couldn’t even wear the dress I wanted for my graduation because it didn’t come in my size.

Adriennes’ diet before and after 

Diet before

Skip breakfast

Lunch – Cheese and ham sandwich, crisps, coffee and diet coke.

Snacks – Sugary sweets and crisps

Dinner – Loaded potato skins with a pasta or pizza main dish.

Date night – loaded potato skins for starter and chicken pizza/chicken burger and fries/pasta for main.

Drinks – Five sex on the beach cocktails, Malibu and Coke or pina colada cocktail.

Diet now 

Breakfast – Fruit

Lunch – Cambridge Weight Plan shake and salad

Dinner – Fish/chicken/turkey and green vegetables 

 

 

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Now leading a much healthier lifestyle and having lost five stone, Adrienne is all smiles and confident

Now leading a much healthier lifestyle and having lost five stone, Adrienne is all smiles and confident 

Adrienne, pictured on a night out before she lost weight, said that she felt self-conscious and didn't want to speak out in case people thought her opinions didn't matter because of her weight

Now after losing weight, she feels more confident than ever

Adrienne, pictured left on a night out before she lost weight, said that she felt self-conscious and didn’t want to speak out in case people thought her opinions didn’t matter because of her weight. Now after losing weight, she feels more confident than ever

Adrienne, pictured now, switched the highly calorific date nights for night walks and healthy home-cooked meals

Adrienne, pictured now, switched the highly calorific date nights for night walks and healthy home-cooked meals 

‘I was really unhappy and hated the way I looked.

‘I began to question everything I did because I thought I wasn’t good enough to have an opinion and assumed people won’t take me seriously because of my weight.’

Adrienne admits being ‘harsh’ on herself and would often put herself down which prompted her to change her ways.

But she was unable to ditch the carbs alone.

She signed up to The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan and now eats 1,000 calories per day.

Before her weight loss, Adrienne started to dislike how she looked and couldn't fit into the dress she wanted to wear for her graduation

Adrienne now eats 1,000 calories a day. She lost five stone in a year thanks to her new diet (pictured now)

Before her weight loss (left), Adrienne started to dislike how she looked and couldn’t fit into the dress she wanted to wear for her graduation. Adrienne now eats 1,000 calories a day. She lost 5st in a year thanks to her new diet (pictured now)

The couple on a date together. Adrienne explained she lost a stone during her first month on the diet

The couple on a date together. Adrienne explained she lost a stone during her first month on the diet 

She now oozes with confidence weighing 11st 5lbs.

She said: ‘I didn’t believe in myself at all and struggled to motivate myself to lose weight which is why I signed up to The 1:1 Diet.

‘I wanted to see quick results – I lost a stone in the first month.

‘I am now so much happier and confident. I know that my opinion is valid.

Adrienne, pictured before her weight loss, would pair high calories count meals with snacks throughout the day

Adrienne, pictured before her weight loss, would pair high calories count meals with snacks throughout the day 

The 24-year-old is much more confident now and loves to showcases her size 12 outfits in pictures

The 24-year-old is much more confident now and loves to showcases her size 12 outfits in pictures 

The designer and marketing assistant (pictured before the weight loss) explained the couple had stopped eating out and preferred home-cooked meals that were easier to portion up

Adrienne, pictured with James after her weight loss, admitted being 'harsh' on herself and would often put herself down, which prompted her to change her ways

The designer and marketing assistant (pictured left before the weight loss) explained the couple had stopped eating out and preferred home-cooked meals that were easier to portion up. Adrienne, pictured right with James after her weight loss, admitted being ‘harsh’ on herself and would often put herself down, which prompted her to change her ways

‘I have replaced crisps and sandwiches for a Cambridge Weight Plan snack such as meal replacement shake or a bar.

‘James and I will eat in so I can control my portion sizes and have chicken or fish with vegetables.

‘We have the odd date night but I tend to have lighter options like a salad and stick to gin and slimline tonic.’

Adrienne is now a consultant for the Cambridge 1:1 diet plan.

She said: ‘I am now using my own journey to help others.

‘I want people to know that the Cambridge diet plan isn’t for middle aged women – it is for anyone who wants to change their lifestyle for the better.’

Adrienne (pictured before her weight loss) would drink calorficic cocktails such as pina coladas on nights out with James

Adrienne, pictured with James before, said she wanted to show diet plans did not only cater to 'middle-aged' women

Adrienne (pictured before her weight loss) would drink calorficic cocktails such as pina coladas on nights out with James 

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