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I reached my weight loss goal WITHOUT giving up my favorite food after almost dying

Being a truck driver is exhausting, and with long hours behind the wheel, it’s easy to switch to the multitude of fast food options available on the road.

This job makes it easy for driver Leigh Waddington to get too indulgent, but he knows his habits are unhealthy.

Truck driver Leigh Waddington has struggled with his weight since the age of 18

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Truck driver Leigh Waddington has struggled with his weight since the age of 18Credit: Slimming World
His work on the road means he constantly has access to various fast food outlets

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His work on the road means he constantly has access to various fast food outletsCredit: Slimming World
After two heart attacks, he decided to get in shape and join Slimming World to help

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After two heart attacks, he decided to get in shape and join Slimming World to helpCredit: Slimming World

After a shift, father-of-three Leigh began sleeping in the truck park.

The 43-year-old had been driving on the road all week – but struggled to get through when he started feeling a sharp pain in his jaw.

Leigh said he felt as if he had indigestion and also had a needle in his left arm.

“I tried to get back to sleep but over the next few days I found myself short of breath and easily exhausted.

“When I got home that weekend, I had sharp pain again in my chest and down my left arm. I looked up my symptoms and found they could be related to a heart problem, so I decided Was going to call 999,” Leigh said.

An ambulance arrived within five minutes and doctors performed an electrocardiogram on Leigh.

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He added: “They confirmed I was having a heart attack and it was likely my second heart attack that week.

“Before I knew it, I was in an ambulance with a flashing blue light on my way to the hospital. I had three stents fitted over five days.”

Leigh, from Whitchurch, Shropshire, admits he has struggled with his weight since the age of 18 and said the heart attacks made him think more about what he was eating.

“I just felt miserable, I was constantly beating myself up and even though I was thinking about what I was eating, because my cardiologist said I needed to change my diet,” he said. drink your own.

“I still get things done. I know deep down that something has to change,” he said.

After a heart attack in February 2017, Leigh decided enough was enough.

He joined Fat loss world with sister Rachael in January 2019, managed to gain 7.5lbs in the first week and ended up losing 3 stone in just six months.

Now Leigh says he wishes he had joined Slimming World sooner and that he feels he has changed ‘instantly’.

Losing weight gives me a sense of freedom and a new life

Leigh Waddington

“At first, I was amazed at the variety of food I could eat, I never felt hungry or as if I was missing out,” says Leigh.

“I’ve learned a lot about myself to become slimmer. Being aware of my danger zones and trigger points was a big part of my weight loss.

“I’ve found the support from the other members to be very powerful as well and if you’re having a rough week, the group is the best place for advice and support.”

Being on the road as an HGV driver means that Leigh has previously been spoiled for choice with the range of fast food options available to him.

But Leigh says he still enjoys his own version of takeaways, enjoying his favorite Bolognese pasta and curries.

“I now cook in bulk on the weekends and make full use of the freezer in the fridge and the microwave on the truck instead of snacking all day,” says Leigh.

“I used to rely on the lessons learned and now I do the Fakeaways of the Slimming World. For me, it’s about getting everything back to the basics, cutting the oil and cooking from scratch.

How I Changed My Meal To Lose Weight – Without Cutting Out My Favorites

Here Leigh reveals what he ate before joining Slimming World and how he managed to keep eating his favorite foods.

BEFORE

Breakfast: Bacon roll followed by a sugary drink

Lunch: Sandwich, a bag of crisps and a cake or a takeaway burger on the go

Dinner: Take it

Snacks: Cakes, crisps, chocolate bars, sweets

AFTER

Breakfast: Toasted oats or fat-free yogurt with fresh fruit or low-fat sausage with scrambled eggs, bacon medallions, mushrooms and tomatoes using low-calorie cooking spray

Lunch: Baked potatoes with cheese, tuna, peppers or chicken and pasta salad with hard-boiled eggs. Omelette with reduced fat cheese and lots of fresh vegetables

Dinner: Slimming World Bolognese is made with canned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and tomato puree with a variety of vegetables and/or salads and sometimes with bok choy instead of pasta.

Snacks: Low-fat crisps, high-fiber bars, fruit

“When I make Bolognese now, instead of using a jar of sauce, I make my own with canned tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and tomato puree and it’s delicious. I also love making curries, peppers and treats. fry.”

Since losing weight, Leigh says he has more energy and has also become more active.

Leigh had never exercised before and sometimes said that he would drive just 300 meters to the shops and would never walk anywhere.

“Now I’m passionate about movement and I love walking in the hills in the Peak District or Shropshire Hills,” he says.

Leigh added: “I feel so proud that I changed my life by joining Slimming World and I know my kids are proud of me too.

“I see a bright future for me now, I’m always worried about my health, I can’t think about anything else especially since having a heart attack.

“Losing weight has given me a sense of freedom and a new life.”

Tina Hayward runs the Wem and Whitchurch Slimming World group and is a Leigh Consultant and commends Leigh for his efforts.

She said: “Leigh is a popular member of our team. Everyone loves to hear the amazing meals he’s making each week and his suggestions and tips.

“I’ve seen Leigh’s confidence grow and I’m very proud of his achievement.”

During his time at Slimming World, Leigh started to become more active, which also helped him lose weight.

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During his time at Slimming World, Leigh started to become more active, which also helped him lose weight.Credit: Slimming World
Leigh is now proud that he turned his life around without giving up the things he loves most.

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Leigh is now proud that he turned his life around without giving up the things he loves most.Credit: Slimming World

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