A 22-year old dessert chef at 22st school was embarrassed by the size 22 outfit she wore to her father’s funeral. She lost eight stone.
Kat Milner (35) who said she was like a little girl at school was made to feel “like a little cake” when she couldn’t find an appropriate dress to be with her father Andrew. Andrew died in December 2020.
Kat, a 34-year-old woman who lived near Lowestoft in Suffolk with Ben and her daughters Gabrielle (14, Cagney (6, and Margaux (2, respectively), hated the reflections she was seeing in the mirror.
He had suddenly died. He was suddenly buried and this was the first time that I saw my relatives in quite a while. I felt ashamed of my weight.
But, while she was determined to address her weight, Kat, who would demolish a family-sized bar of Dairy Milk for breakfast, says changing the habits of a lifetime was no picnic.
She started the 1:1 Diet, by Cambridge Weight Plan, which substitutes large portion meals with shakes and healthy alternatives, and has since gone down to 14st and a size 14-16.
Kat Milner, 35-years old, lives near Lowestoft in Suffolk. Her size 22 mourning dress at her father’s funeral made her so ashamed that she lost 8st
Following her weight loss, her mother has changed her black clothes to bright colours. She also dyed her blonde hair orange.
She says she was ‘like a little pudding’ even at school, was given a wake-up call when she could not find a suitable dress to fit to say goodbye to her dad Andrew, (pictured) when he passed away in December 2020, aged 71
She explained that she was raised by her dad, a great chef.
Her weight was not helped by her recent pregnancy, after giving birth to Margaux on March 22 – Mother’s Day – in 2020.
According to her, “I’m not sure how much weight I put on because I was already so huge.” It was probably a stone. I struggled to keep everything under control when I returned to work.
“Even getting up on the stairs, or even taking the baby outside in the buggy made me feel utterly helpless. I felt like it was impossible to balance healthy eating and motherhood.
She realized she needed to lose weight for her own health. So she returned to the Cambridge Weight Plan 1:1 Diet.
She stated that she tried every diet possible over the years, including Special K and cabbage soup, but it was too difficult to stick with the same food for longer than a couple of days when the routine is the same.
She lost the majority of her weight by limiting her daily calorie intake to 800 calories per day, which is far lower than the recommended 2,000 for women who want to lose weight. Kat (left) and right after her weight loss
She began to see positive changes after she started eating nutritionally-based Cambridge products and avoiding exercise due to the calorie shortage.
Kat (pictured right) said that there is no more black in her wardrobe. Orange is my favourite colour, so when I lost four stone, I cut off all of my blonde hair and made it orange.
“But, I had already done The Cambridge Plan back then and lost weight so I was confident I could repeat it.”
At 5ft 8in and 22 years old, her starting weight was 22 in March 2021. She ate nutritionally-based Cambridge products, but she didn’t exercise due to the calorie shortage. Soon, positive changes began to appear.
She lost the majority of her weight by limiting her daily calorie intake to 800 calories per day, which is far lower than the recommended 2,000 for women who want to lose weight.
She was thrilled to get rid of her black baggy T-shirts, stretchy leggings, and went into New Look for a new pair.
She is now a healthier size 14-16 with a BMI 29.7.
Kat recently discarded her staples like black baggy t-shirts and stretchy pants and marched into New Look for a new pair of jeans
Kat, now a healthier 14-year-old, is pictured below, right before and after her weight loss. She said that she was still following the plan, but has reduced her calorie intake to less than 2,000 calories per day.
Kat lives in the same house as her husband Ben (34), and with their two daughters: Gabrielle, 14 and Cagney (6 years old), and Margaux (2).
“There’s not a single black left in me wardrobe.” Because orange is my favorite colour, I cut out all my hair that was long and blonde after I had lost 4st. I dyed the rest orange.
“But my biggest change due to weight loss hasn’t been to how I look, but to my mental well-being.
“I feel so happy right now. It makes me feel so much better and I want to accept every chance that life offers.
‘It is a joy to be able get out and walk my English bulldog. It also allows me to meet new friends.
After realising she needed to reduce her waistline for the sake of her health and her family, she returned to a diet she had tried once before – the 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan – where all your meals are supplied (pictured with husband Ben)
Kat, pictured here recently, is determined to not only control her weight but to also help others who struggle. She has been certified as a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant 1:1 Diet.
“I lost weight to gain everything and realize now that I don’t need to eat when I want to escape. Because I am worth it, I will treat myself to pampering.
Kat is determined to not only control her weight but to also help others who struggle. She has been certified as a Cambridge Weight Plan Consultant and a 1:1 Diet.
“I now have my own slimmers and it’s so fun to watch how they lose weight.
“The most important thing that I say to them is that weight loss starts with one step, and that they should focus only on the first step rather than thinking about the entire staircase.
Her weight was not helped by her recent pregnancy, after giving birth to Margaux (pictured together) on March 22 – Mother’s Day – in 2020