A mother-of-one claims she finally shifted her stubborn ‘mum tum’ in three months after turning to ‘body building’ supplements.
Jackie Cox, 39, from London, had tried everything to regain her slender figure since having her son two years ago.
She went to the gym five times a week, hired a personal trainer, put in hours of cardiovascular exercise, overhauled her eating and tried a string of fad diets, but couldn’t shift the tummy she’d gained during her pregnancy.
She told FEMAIL: ‘I found it really hard to lose my pregnancy weight. I started my weight loss journey by trying all the fad diets which really got me nowhere. I’d lose a little weight and then as soon I started eating normally again, I’d pile it back on.
Jackie Cox, 39, from London, had tried everything to regain her slender figure since having her son two years ago – but the only thing that worked were ‘body building’ supplements
‘I then started going to gym – it was very frustrating as I was working out five times a week, eating all the right healthy meals but I just couldn’t shift my pregnancy weight around my tummy and legs.
‘I’d always been naturally slim and comfortable in my body shape. But after having Sidney, my body shifted and I hated the fact that despite working out and eating healthily I just couldn’t lose the weight I’d gained on my tummy.
‘The weight gain made me feel self-conscious, I wore only baggy clothes for about two years to hide my tummy.
‘If I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror, I’d feel depressed that despite my best efforts in trying to lose the weight I just wasn’t getting anywhere. It was so disheartening.’
Jackie, a childminder, went from a size 10 to a size 16 after her pregnancy. She managed to slim down to a size 14 but plateaued with her weight loss.
Jackie, a childminder, went from a size 10 to a size 16 after her pregnancy (left). She managed to slim down to a size 14 but plateaued with her weight loss. But after trying the supplements she transformed her body in three months (right)
She spent hours researching online and came across Smart Protein, a supplement brand at factory prices.
Two years after having her son, Jackie tried Smart Protein Trim Bundle, a set of three sports nutrition supplements specifically targetted at aiding weight loss, kept up her gym session and within 12 weeks had changed her body completely.
In just three months she was back in her size 10 clothes, having lost an incredible 2st 7lbs.
‘The results were visible within weeks,’ Jackie says. ‘By adding in protein shake daily, a metabolic charge supplement taken every day and pre-workout supplement before hitting the gym, the weight really began to shift.
‘What I liked about smart protein was that they don’t charge all the markups that other brands do, which meant I was getting high grade supplements but at really affordable prices. It would have been hard to budget for all these supplements if I was paying what other brands charge for them.
Jackie’s stomach now looks flat (right) while her arms and legs are toned and she feels in the best shape she’s ever been in (left before)
‘The bundle cost £25.48 and I was using one a month, if I had bought it somewhere else, I would have been paying over £100 a month, even factoring in the £9.99 a month membership, so it’s a bargain.’
Jackie’s stomach looked flat while her arms and legs were toned and she felt in the best shape she’d ever been in.
She says: ‘I’m blessed to have been able to carry a child and proud of my body, but despite that I really did want to get my figure back to what it had been like before, especially my stomach and the “mum tum”.
‘I thought it would be easier than it was and that over time it might disappear. I couldn’t understand why, even though I put in the effort almost every day in the gym and was really careful about eating the right kinds of food, it just didn’t seem to shift.
‘Now it’s finally gone it’s given me a new lease of life; I can wear the clothes I love and feel confident in the way I look because I feel better in myself. It’s really boosted my self-esteem and couldn’t be happier.
Jackie says her weightloss and toning up has given her a new lease of life and she loves being able to wear clothes she loves
The mother-of-one says her new look has boosted her confidence and self-esteem and she ‘couldn’t be happier’
‘I feel great in myself and have so much more energy and motivation, I can run around with Sidney for ages and not get worn out’.
Nutritionist Angela MacRitchie says the supplements were essential in Jackie’s goal of losing weight.
Nutritionist Angela MacRitchie says the Smart Protein Trim Bundle was essential in Jackie’s goal of losing weight
‘Sports supplements can play a major role in aiding weight loss goals. Protein should be a major focus for losing weight.
‘It’s one of the most important nutrients for weight-loss and a more toned body,’ she explains.
‘The benefits of incorporating a protein shake into your diet include a boosted metabolism and a reduced appetite, but it also changes multiple weight-regulating hormones.
‘Garcinia Cambogia and Citrus Aurantium in the Metabolic Charge supplement help to reduce the appetite, eliminate cravings and support weight loss goals.
‘Niacin works to boost energy levels and support a normal yielding metabolism.
‘Including a quality pre-workout before a gym session provides the body with enhanced energy levels to charge performance and the Power Up product has been formulated with magnesium to aid recovery.’
Visit www.smartprotein.com for more information.