While enjoying an Atkins lifestyle and training hard, Sarah was able to turn her life around for the better.
“Not going to lie, I still get cravings but the Atkins chocolate bars satisfy me.”
- Sarah Kalousian
“I was boarder line diabetic before Atkins but a recent blood test came back perfect.”
- Sarah Kalousian
Name: Sarah Kalousian Start weight: 135 kgs Current weight: 86.2 kgs
When did you start Atkins and why?
To be honest I started my new lifestyle journey in August 2016 at 135KG by May 2017 I was weighing 89KG (9 months)
Late MAY 2017 I fell pregnant and my doctor recommended me not doing Atkins throughout my pregnancy due to some of the ingredients (I wish I did though because it would of satisfied my cravings!!!). I ended up gaining a lot of weight due to not dieting and not being able to exercise as I had a few complications.
16thFEB 2018 – I had my beautiful baby boy and I was weighing at 128KG and I knew I gained a lot of weight and wanted to get back on track and not only to look better but feel better too!!
Now 7months after having my son I’m currently 86.2KG!!
How did you experience the first week on the diet?
First week wow, I used the shakes as a breakfast or lunch shake and it filled me up so much! The bars and shakes don't taste like diet drinks - they honestly taste like you’re indulging and going to regret it!!
Can you tell us a little bit about your old eating habits vs your new eating habits?
Old eating habits - I’m a sucker for chocolate and all sweet things. Not going to lie, I still get cravings but the Atkins bars and chocolate satisfy me. After learning about the low carb diet, I changed the way I ate. I always watch out for carbs. I’m cooking so much healthier and cleaner!! Food has never tasted so good!!!
What are some of your favorite low carb recipes?
Bacon wrapped chicken - also my husband fav this goes well with the parmesan roasted beans !! Zucchini pasta !!! Ham cheese egg roll ups!!! Omg so amazing
Before she had children, 20-year-old Natalie Psarombas was a svelte 53 kilograms. 5 years and two children later she was devastated when she tipped the scales at 103 kilograms, and counting. Within 10 months, she lost a massive 48 kilograms. And no, she didn’t have surgery.
“On 19th January 2012 I was told something I never expected and ultimately changed my life forever. After routine blood tests my GP told me that I was suffering from Type 2 diabetes. My initial reaction to this news was sheer anger, I refused to be diabetic and I didn’t want medication to control my life."