Obese mum-of-three ‘unrecognisable’ after shedding 5 stone and £12k tummy tuck

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An obese mum-of-three who says she was addicted to eating bread looks unrecognisable after dropping five stone

Helen Price weighed 16st at her heaviest and was at risk of diabetes, before she opted for a £12k tummy tuck.

After changing her ways and forking out £12k on surgery, she oozes with confidence as she shows off her 10 stone 8lbs frame.

Helen from Bicester, Oxford said: “I would eat four slices of bread with butter daily with no consideration for the calories. Bread was a quick and easy snack.

“I was uncomfortable in my own skin. I was always the fat friend but I piled on the pounds whilst pregnant with my children Toby, 11, William, nine and Lottie, four.

“I loved stodgy food and anything quick. I was addicted to food – I would eat lots of bread and cheese.

“I was miserable and unhappy about my weight. I put on weight whilst I was pregnant with all of my children and never lost it.

“I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with Lottie which gave me a fright. I realised I need to change my ways.

“After Lottie, I decided to focus on myself.”

Helen, 35, joined Slimming World in February 2017 and hasn’t looked back.

Her weight loss journey inspired her to quit her job as a childminder and become a Slimming World consultant.

After losing more than five stones, Helen was left with excess skin around her stomach.

She adds: “I felt so conscious all the time and I was always trying to hide.

“My size was holding me back and so was the excess skin.

“It was like an apron of skin.

“Losing the weight had left me with huge improvements in my mental and physical health but the excess skin was a constant reminder of how big I once was.

‘I paid £12,000 for the surgery at Berkshire Independent Hospital in Reading – it was worth every penny.

“I am now more confident in my 30s than I ever was in my 20s.”

Helen praises the weight loss group for keeping her on track.

She said: “I fell in love with the Slimming World plan.

“It’s changed my life for the better.

“My husband Ryan, 35, has supported me throughout my journey – he has loved me whatever size I am.

“I am now fitter and able to run around after the kids with ease.

“I want other mums to know they deserve to be at the top of their own list.”

BeforeBreakfast – four slices of bread with butterLunch – sausage roll and baguette with crips and chocolateDinner – chicken goujons with cheesy chips

Snacks – crisps, chocolate

AfterBreakfast – fruit and yoghurtLunch – jacket potato, beans, cheese and saladDinner – homemade southern fried chicken and chips

Snacks – sugar-free jelly and fruit and curly wurly