So on Thursday I said goodbye to the next stone on the scales (only by 1/2 a pound...but I’m still in there!) It feels really good - especially after Easter and it’s not been the easiest week emotionally after my mum had a bad fall which is going to change life for our family for quite a while. I’m definitely thinking very differently about food to how I did 8 weeks ago and that feels great too!

Thank you Rachel, all the emails and this group have played a big part in where I’ve come so far....the biggest one realising I can make a choice about things I didn’t think I could.

No longer does one less than ideal meal or a bad day feel like it’s going to derail my plans. I didn’t turn to food (or wine!) this week when things were tough - something the old me would definitely have done!

This has honestly been such a good experience and all the support you’ve provided has been a massive help. I know I’m not going to go back to my old ways as I truly think my mindset has changed
— Fran

Just a quick shout out to the awesome Rachel Redlaw. Because of her inspiring words and recipes, I have found a way to become the slimmest I have ever been (while stuffing my body with marathon training stuff).

When you are fuelling and also trying to fit into a wedding dress for the big run, it is a real balance. Rachel gave me strength to believe in my body, believe in my food choices and become the person I have always wanted to be when I look in the mirror.

To think, three years ago chemo had stolen my hair and cancer had stolen bits of my body. Now I am more body confident than ever - and ready to face one of the biggest challenges of my life
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Thank you Rach. J xx
— Jackie Scully

Just yesterday I had to give away clothes!

I’ve gone from a size 16 to a size 12 going on 10 in these weeks
— MARCELA MACIAS DE HADZIMEHMEDI

 AMANDA MORGAN

AMANDA MORGAN

The Tiniest Thai Diet isn’t a diet - it’s a really clever eating plan that lets you devour tasty food that just happens to be good for you!

The variety of dishes on offer means you never get bored - which means no naughty snacking - and for someone like me who loves to cook it’s a perfect win-win.
— AMANDA MORGAN

Ah I shall miss the weekly emails and videos!

But I have lots of lovely recipes and ideas stacked up to keep me going - and the whole no wheat and dairy thing has now become a habit. I haven’t eaten bread or pasta since 8th Jan! I’ve also learnt a few things....

1. I can lose weight! I always thought I only put weight on. But the choices I make make changes - wow who knew??? Ha ha.

2. I can cook rice. Me! Amazing. And I now have a rack full of stuff I’d never have bought before - chillies, lemongrass, sriracha, fish sauce, sesame seeds - and I use them.

3. I don’t have to live with acid (man). I used to live off pills from the docs to control dreadful bloating and acid reflux, I have half litre bottles of Gaviscon stashed all around the house, since eating like this I haven’t needed any of it. Who knows if it’s the wheat or the dairy that interfered with me so much but because I didn’t know what to cut out (or what to eat instead) I just never tried to help myself.

4. One bad day is not one bad diet. Before if I messed up I would always throw in the towel and just slide back into eating whatever. Now, I suck it up and remember tomorrow is a new day and get back on the horse.

5. I’m still scared of the scales

Big love Rachel Redlaw and thanks xxx
— ALICE

I’ve loved being part of the first group and recommend it to anyone!

I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to fit it in with my cooking meals for 4 kids every day who wouldn’t want to eat Thai food all the time but it’s been easy to do and great.

I’ve lost about a stone (14 pounds) in the 6 weeks that I’ve been following it.

I’m looking forward to carrying on until I’ve lost another 3!
— KERRIE RYCROFT

DEBORAH PARROTT
I’ve lost a stone and a half - just hit the half stone today actually - so that’s 20lbs ... and I’m officially on Week 7 as I didn’t do it when I was in America for 3 weeks.

I know I’m going to get to the 3 stone goal because this isn’t a diet ... I’m just on it now.
— DEBORAH PARROTT

Nobody I know has ever stuck to a diet, me included, but the cleverness of The Tiniest Thai diet is that you don’t feel like you’re missing out on anything.

Flavour-filled food and lots of variety means you don’t get bored.

This one is a keeper.
— ZITAH M