From Kempton Park, a quiet suburb in Johannesburg, Leon,51, a wife with a strong desire for change, embarked on a journey to wellness, confidence, and self-discovery.
Leön’s life wasn’t always defined by her weight loss journey. Due to the pressures of her career, coming home late in the evening and a lack of knowledge about healthy eating took their toll. Her health started to deteriorate, and her weight continued to increase.
The turning point came when she realized the toll her stressful and overworked life was taking on her health and appearance. The mirror had become an unwelcome reflection of her unhappiness.
“I was struggling with my health and was not happy to see how I looked in the mirror.”
Stress, overwork, late nights, and a lack of knowledge about healthy food had all contributed to her weight gain. Leon needed to take charge of her life, her health, and her appearance. The 60-day weight loss program with “Nuwe Jy” she undertook became a game-changer as it included the Slender Wonder Program, helping her shed the kilos. The program intrigued her, and she yearned to learn more.
On April 20, 2023, Leön embraced the Slender Wonder program with Dr, Anmarie Kok, an endeavour that began after she was chosen as one of the top 10 participants in the “Nuwe Jy” challenge. The program provided her with a range of products, including injections, shakes, daily supplements, and InBody analysis. Being surprised by the variety of products and their impact, especially since Leön had high blood pressure, was a pivotal moment. She realized that these products agreed with her body, boosting her immunity and overall well-being.
“These 3 months of using all these products have not made me feel dizzy, experience heart palpitations or fall ill, because I have high blood pressure I was so amazed to see how well these products react to my body. I did not get sick easily for example with the flu, sinus etc. like I usually do. Dr Kok’s experience and guidance has helped me a lot to get through this program.”
Dr. Kok, with her experience and guidance, became a valuable ally in her journey to better health and weight loss. Slender Wonder’s structure helped Leon plan her meals and avoid the wrong foods at the wrong times, ultimately enhancing her focus and determination.
As the journey progressed, Leön became proficient in preparing healthy foods. She learned to use cooking spray, steam her meals, and select the right spices to enhance flavour. Her journey was not just about weight loss; it was about building a healthier relationship with food and gaining knowledge about her body’s reactions to different foods.
Having successfully transitioned to the maintenance phase, Leön witnessed a significant change in her weight. Starting at 73.4kg, she shed a remarkable 13.2kg during the program, ending at 60.2kg. During her stabilization plan, her weight further decreased to 55.7kg, showcasing the remarkable journey she had embarked on in just three months.
Leön ‘s weight loss journey had seen its share of quick fixes in the past, having tried more than one various diet. What set the Slender Wonder program apart was its focus on weighing food rather than just measuring weight. It empowers individuals to understand their bodies better and create a sustainable and easy-to-follow weight loss plan.
Support was a pivotal factor in Leon’s success. The team’s guidance and their willingness to answer questions promptly were instrumental in her journey. The InBody analysis scores served as motivating milestones, offering insights into her progress and problem areas.
“The role of the support team helped me a lot, their experience and guidance had helped me as I didn’t have enough experience to know how my body works to lose weight, but they explained it clearly to me and just a WhatsApp to them and they would answer and assist you immediately, they will assist you to plan for your next 2 weeks before weigh in and were always excited with me to see my results, that motivated me a lot.”
By shedding this weight, Leön ‘s health improved significantly. Her blood pressure medication has reduced. She no longer requires insulin, and iron powder is no longer needed. Plantar muscles in her foot reduced allowing her to enjoy activities like running and exercising. The burden she felt on her feet disappeared, and her renewed energy allowed her to participate in a 5km park run every Saturday.
The transformation wasn’t just physical; it had profound psychological and emotional effects. Leön ‘s newfound happiness and confidence radiated within, affecting her husband and inspiring him to adopt healthier habits as well. She now plans better, experiences less fatigue, and manages her household and finances with newfound vigor.
“I am so happy inside, and everyone around me can see it in me, it has changed my husband as well to eat healthier and exercise with me.”
Leön believes that the Slender Wonder program is suitable for anyone who has struggled with various diets and is looking for a healthier approach. Age and hormonal challenges don’t matter; this program can work for everyone.
Her motto, “Where there is a will, there is a way,” encapsulates her inspirational journey. To those still struggling with their weight, Leön ‘s advice is clear: stay focused and start now. Don’t wait for Monday or make excuses. Your transformation is within reach.
“If you are struggling with your weight – you must be focused and not get distracted then it won’t take you a year to reach your goal. Don’t say to yourself I will start Monday, start now, and stop making excuses because there are no excuses.”
With her weight maintenance plan in place, Leön is committed to taking her multivitamins, staying hydrated, exercising regularly, and weighing herself weekly to ensure she remains on track. She plans her weekly meals diligently, keeps cheat days in check, and maintains her healthy eating habits.
Leön’s transformation journey serves as a testament to the power of determination, support, and knowledge. She has found a new version of herself through this incredible journey to wellness and health.