Mum sheds ten stone by quitting junk food and eating SIX punnets of strawberries a day

A WOMAN lost almost ten stone by quitting junk food… and eating SIX punnets of strawberries a day.

Mum Alison Gregory, 35, was inspired to change her ways after seeing a picture of herself last Christmas looking ‘bigger than a snowman’.

Weighing a massive 20st 6lbs, she ditched her old diet of takeaways and cake for healthy home-cooked meals – and mountains of her beloved strawberries.

She dropped nearly half her body weight and is now 11st 2lbs, going from a size 24 to a 12.

Alison told The Sun on Sunday: “I just went crazy for strawberries – eating after, with and between every meal.

“I’d load up my trolley with punnets at the supermarket, and never leave the house without them.

“Instead of reaching for a packet of biscuits, a bag of donuts or a calorific desert, I get into the strawberries.”

And Alison’s strawberry-munching ways even inspired husband John to follow her lead, shedding an impressive 5st 5lbs himself.

She and John met in 2005, when Alison weighed over 20 stone, and suffering from depression she admits she dragged her new husband down into her comfort-eating ways – living off Indian takeaways, biscuits and doughnuts.

The carer from Gravesend, Kent said: “We got married in 2010 and two years later our very energetic son Tom was born, and I just couldn’t cope.”

It took a family Christmas snap in 2016 to turn things around.

She said: “I was wearing an Arran sweater, and was like a huge, blobby snowman. I just couldn’t believe what I’d become.”

Keeping that photo as a reminder on her phone, in the new year she joined a local WeightWatchers group.

She said: “Strawberries are low-carb with no points. It seemed a no-brainer.

“I hadn’t eaten fruit for years, but the first strawberry I had that January was an epiphany.

"I literally couldn’t get enough of them, and it became a running joke with friends and family how I was going to turn into a strawberry.”

Thanks to the healthy, small portion meals given to her by the WW app, Alison’s weight plummeted.

She added: “I used to be called ‘tree trunk legs’ at school, and now I love showing off my legs.

“Old friends who haven’t seen me for a while don’t recognise me, and I weigh less now than I did when I was 12. It’s all down to the strawberries.”

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