Did you know that there is a new section in the forum called “DietChic”? Chic Critique’s mission is to create a community within our forum so we wanted to add a weight-loss support group for your benefit. DietChic will definitely be beneficial to me! I’ve lost 40 pounds since I had my 4th baby but I still have 20 more pounds to go. I’ve asked two photographers, Jenna Cole and Robyn Oakenfold to be our DietChic Mentors since they have had such amazing success. Each week in the forum, our DietChic Mentors will be sharing ideas, tips, motivation and inspiration. Read their inspirational stories below:
JENNA COLE | DIETCHIC MENTOR
My name is Jenna, I’m 27, and I’ve done this weight loss thing far too many times now. When I had an (adorable) baby I gained over twice what I needed to (mostly due to an overabundance of Cheez-its and popcorn). After baby, I lost about 15 lbs with little to no work, and another 20 over the next 8 months. Then I got down to business and dropped another 25 between January and August 2011. I went from wearing a size 16 in jeans to between an 8-10 (it varies with every brand, I swear!). My goal is to be slipping into size 4 jeans sometime next year!
January 14th (183 pounds) versus August 27th
January 25th (178 lbs) versus August 27th
January 29th (177 lbs) versus August 27th
You can read a detailed explanation of how I’ve lost all this weight . Currently I’m working toward the Hobbler Half Marathon in July. It’s my first race longer than a 5k!
There are a few things I believe about food and nutrition that guide the decisions I make:
- Local, seasonal foods.
- I make 99% of what we eat from scratch.
- If I don’t want to eat something, I don’t keep it in the house.
- I am a mostly-vegetarian.
- I eat clean/whole foods/real foods.
- I avoid refined (aka white) flour, corn syrup, hydrogenated oils, and high amounts of corn/soy products.
- I ideally would eat an average of 1200 calories/day.
- I don’t eat when I’m not hungry.
- I realized that it’s okay to be a little bit hungry.
- I fully acknowledge that I am an over-eater with tendencies toward food addiction.
I am excited to be your DietChic Mentor in Chic Critique Forum!
ROBYN OAKENFOLD | DIETCHIC MENTOR
After having two children in about two years, plus a career that kept me sitting at a computer a lot of the time, I was far from ever getting back in skinny jeans again. I had a choice: either I was going to continue on this path or I was going to take charge and make some changes. So a year ago I made the choice to get back the healthier and happier me.