Mum of two from Parson Drove is crowned champion of The Harcombe Diet after losing six stone
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Karen Fevyer weighed 18-stone and had a history of medical issues, but the lump she found in her breast was the real wake-up call to change her life.
Two years on and newly-crowned champion of The Harcombe Diet, Karen is six-stone lighter, feels far healthier and is more confident than ever.
Karen, a 43-year old school technician, lives in Parson Drove with her 12-year old twins, Holly and James.
She says that her life used to be just one health issue after another.
“Adult acne, lethargy, seriously-low B12 levels, and jaundice were just the start. Then there were the painful knees and hips, back-aches and everything else that goes with being seven stone overweight!” she said.
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Just before Christmas 2013, she found a lump in her breast.
“The doctor reassured me it was just fatty tissue, but it was more than that, it was the reality check that I needed to think about the possibility of leaving my children without a mother.
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“It was this health scare that I needed to push me back to the diet. I had found the passion that I was going to do it properly this time for myself and my kids.
Now six-stone lighter, Karen says that she’s lost not just the weight, but also her acne and nearly all of her aches and pains.
“All of the club members helped me persevere. I lost a lot of weight very quickly, and have maintained it ever since.
“I am a lot more healthy, lead a more active life and I can wear pretty much whatever I want,” she said.
“It’s so refreshing being able to walk into any high street store without worrying about their size range.”
Zoë Harcombe, diet founder, said: “Karen’s journey has been fantastic and our club members say that her story is a real beacon for them.
“Karen has ditched fake foods and just eats real food. She hasn’t counted a single calorie, point, carb, or starved herself for one or two days a week.”