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Nicola Denniser loses to win

“The question posed from early was ‘how do you see yourself?’ That’s where the conversation started. He also asked what my lifestyle was like, and I thought that was different. I sent all the crap that I was eating, and we went through that step by step, [and spoke about] what it was doing to my body,” she revealed. If she had a question, he was there to answer. For example, she brought up the idea of intermittent fasting, since it had worked for so many around her. He responded by stating that she doesn’t have to go to that extreme

‘I want to feel well’ was the statement that went to the top of the wish list for Information Technology Project Manager Nicola Denniser. The professional, who learnt the true meaning of losing in order to win, has dropped over 60 pounds and counting in the space of almost a year.

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“I have a lot to go,” she humbly told Lifestyle , sporting a much leaner look. Denniser struggled with fluctuating weight for years, but with no health complications ever present on her check-ups, she never had cause for concern. All of that changed when her general practitioner of over a decade told her that she had developed high blood pressure. “My pressure was too high, and that was a big alarm for me. I was placed on blood pressure pills, and I felt old,” she said candidly, explaining further that the health issue runs in her family, but only affects the senior members.

Denniser had jumped on this weight-loss train before, but this time was different. She started exercising, and was often one of the first persons climbing Mountain Springs in the mornings. But the stress eater also confessed to maintaining her eating habits of grabbing comfort foods in the heat of the moment. She had, however, dropped a considerable amount of pounds, so she returned to the doctor, hoping she would be better. He honestly said that even though he was happy with her progress, it just wasn’t enough; she needed to do more. That sparked a surreal engagement with the mind-body complex and awakened her new approach to health.

Enlisting the expertise of Dave Walters, a personal trainer who is based in London, Denniser went through a series of steps to reach and surpass her health goals. She had already received help from different local trainers in the past, but none had ever taken the approach Walter did with his client.

“The question posed from early was ‘how do you see yourself?’ That’s where the conversation started. He also asked what my lifestyle was like, and I thought that was different. I sent all the crap that I was eating, and we went through that step by step, [and spoke about] what it was doing to my body,” she revealed. If she had a question, he was there to answer. For example, she brought up the idea of intermittent fasting, since it had worked for so many around her. He responded by stating that she doesn’t have to go to that extreme.

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