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Fiona tapped into technology to achieve her weight-loss goals, and learned how to rethink – and reduce – her calorie intake

hfg CASE STUDY LOST 6st (38kg)

Fiona Conacher, 40, from Cornwall

'I was horrified by my idea of portion sizes'

I WASN’T LOOKING FORWARD TO TURNING 40. My weight had crept on over almost two decades since having my daughter, but even more so after a hysterectomy at 38, which left me immobile for a while. I’d been dieting on and off for 15 years and had got into unhealthy eating patterns based on convenient takeaways, cakes and biscuits. Exercise wasn’t at the forefront of my mind, either.

I was fed up of feeling fat and frumpy, wearing the same old clothes day in, day out and hiding behind safe colours. While I couldn’t do anything about the big 4-0, I could do something about my weight.

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