So much so that marathon runner Lindsay Cross bought a SureSlim clinic.
Lindsay started running to lose weight in Johannesburg
in 1983 when she was 25 years old. She was unfit at the time and began by running short distances - literally around the block.
She lost some weight but felt that this was not sustainable as all she was doing was eating less. She was looking for a more
holistic approach to health, fitness and weight loss.
Lindsay relocated to Durban in 1987 and, like many Durbanites, was bitten by the Comrades bug. She ran two Comrades marathons and
three Two Oceans marathons between 1989 and 1994 and continued running standard marathons until 1999. Her training partner then
emigrated to New Zealand and Lindsay relocated to Cape Town. This move resulted in a change in lifestyle and a lack of motivation
to exercise. The inevitable consequence was that Lindsay gained weight.
She joined SureSlim on the advice of her sister in 2003. She takes the story further:
"I needed to lose 6 kg and wanted to do so in a controlled manner with balanced and healthy eating habits. SureSlim gave me
the option of going on their sports program but I elected to follow the normal weight loss program. My exercise program consisted
of 30 minute runs and a 1500m swim or a spinning session of 45 minutes. I also did some weight training and felt good despite
the fact that I was on the eating program. I believe that the fact that the eating program is so balanced helped me in my training.
I at no stage felt weak or tired and lost the 6 kg in six weeks. The interesting fact was that I lost 31cm on my body and I can
only put this dramatic loss down to a combination of exercise and my SureSlim Eating Plan. I am passionate about exercise and
it was wonderful to be able to carry out a strenuous training regime whilst being on the SureSlim program. I had found on
previous diets that they affected my ability to train hard.
I ran the Two Oceans marathon last year for the first time in seven years and I can honestly say that it was the first time that I
felt positive and energetic from start to finish. I have no doubt that this was as a result of a balanced lifestyle with healthy
eating and continued hydration and sustenance during training.
My weight tends to fluctuate a bit and I use the SureSlim Quick Loss program when necessary. It works for me and I now find it far
easier to control my weight.
Needless to say, I have become a willing convert to the SureSlim way of doing things. So much so, that I acquired the SureSlim
franchise. I am absolutely loving being a part of the SureSlim family. The best part of my job is seeing daily how we assist people
in changing their lives for the better. Not only do I see people losing weight - I see them become happier and gaining in
confidence and this is extremely rewarding.
I have no hesitation in recommending SureSlim for physically active people." ~ Lindsay