A woman who became diabetic after gorging her way to more than 17-and-a-half stone has dropped four dress sizes after using a £6.99 hypnosis app.
After struggling to lose weight via diet and exercise, Tracey Hoff, 52, from Chichester, West Sussex, has gone from a size 24 to 16 and no longer requires insulin injections after downloading the ‘Virtual Gastric Band-Lose Weight Fast’ app, which changes how people think about food.
Ms Hoff, who gained weight after gorging on gourmet sandwiches in The Body Shop head office’s American diner-style staff canteen, said: ‘Before, I was far too big. I could barely even walk. I’d push myself to eat until I felt physically sick, but now I know how to recognise when I’ve had enough.
‘I take my time and chew all my food properly. It doesn’t take more than about six mouthfuls to stop my hunger.’
The former carer, who was forced to give up her career due to ill health, is hopeful her weight loss may eventually help her reverse her type 2 diabetes.
Now just one stone off her goal weight, Ms Hoff is sharing her story to raise awareness on World Diabetes Day.