Mum who had three miscarriages loses 28kg in six months
Mom, 35, whose weight battle led to three miscarriages and excruciating knee pain, shares how she lost 60lbs in six months to sculpt the body of her dreams.
- Brittany Gordon-Brown, 35, tipped the scales at 115kg after giving birth in 2018
- Unfortunately, she later had three miscarriages.
- But following the 1:1 diet, she lost 60 pounds in six months.
Mother-of-one Brittany Gordon-Brown hoped to have more children after the birth of her first baby, but the stubborn weight she had gained led to a series of challenges she never saw coming.
The 35-year-old, from Brisbane, Queensland, tipped the scales at 115kg after giving birth to daughter Maila in March 2018 despite weighing 75kg before pregnancy.
As a result, Brittany’s knee was under constant stress causing excruciating pain and she later suffered three heartbreaking miscarriages over 12 months from October 202.
“The first miscarriage was devastating. He had never felt a loss as painful as that. When the third miscarriage happened, I started to think that my body was failing these poor children,” he told FEMAIL.
“My first goal was to lose weight to make sure my diet and body were working properly.”
Brittany Gordon-Brown tipped the scales at 115kg (left) after giving birth to daughter Maila in March 2018, previously weighing 75kg. Wanting to change her life, she opted to try the 1:1 Diet and lost 60lbs in just six months (right)
Wanting to change her life, she decided to try the 1:1 Diet and couldn’t believe it when she lost a whopping 60lbs in just six months.
“I was essentially pregnant and struggling in the first trimester for almost two years,” she recalled.
‘My daughter saw me sick and sick and asked me: “Why is mom always sick?”. that broke my heart.
Brittany said she ate large amounts of bread, pasta, and fatty foods and rarely exercised.
The third miscarriage was the real turning point for Brittany and she knew her weight was holding her back as she had no problems with her first pregnancy.
“My weight also dragged down my confidence and I was never able to step foot in a gym,” he said.
“I only wore lycra because it was the only thing I could wear and I didn’t want to leave the house.
At first, she visited her GP, who recommended weight-loss medications, which she tried, but found they made her anxiety skyrocket.
“I realized that the medications were not a long-term solution and I gained the weight back as soon as I stopped using those medications,” he said.
“I’ve tried every fad diet under the sun and started jogging a bit, but nothing seemed to be working.”
The young mother used the 1:1 diet to transform her life, regain the confidence she never had, and build a healthy relationship with food (pictured with her daughter)
The young mother used the diet to transform her life, regain confidence she never had, and build a healthy relationship with food.
“While on the diet, I didn’t exercise at all because I was too self-conscious about my own body and how it would look when I exercised,” she said.
‘Once I got to 75kg, I started doing Pilates and jogging to start working on my core strength. This has definitely been the best decision I’ve ever made for myself.’
Those on the diet eat three pre-cooked meals a day, as well as healthy snacks, including protein bars, shakes, porridges, and smoothies.
“I had meal replacements eating just 600 calories a day and spoke with a program diet plan coach throughout the program, which was great for morale support,” she said.
Just by changing her diet, she was able to quickly drop to 75kg and then started jogging and doing Pilates. In just six months, Brittany was able to lose 60lbs, eventually down to 150lbs (pictured before and after)
BRITTANY’S ‘DATE ON A PLATE’ TODAY:
Breakfast: Peanut Butter Oat Banana Smoothie Protein Shake
Lunch: Chicken salad
Afternoon snack: Yogurt with protein powder and berries
Dinner: steak and vegetables
Total: 1600 calories daily
In just six months, Brittany was able to lose 28 kg, eventually down to 73 kg.
Unfortunately, she and her partner have separated, so Brittany is no longer trying to have a child.
“Instead, I’m focusing on being there for my daughter and myself,” she said.
The average woman gains around 25 to 30 pounds during pregnancy and research from The 1:1 Diet shows that a quarter (23 percent) of mothers believe they will never return to their pre-pregnancy weight.