Obese mother, 35, who tipped the scales at 16st reveals how she shed 5st after ditching bread and cheese for healthy yoghurt and forking out £12,000 for a tummy tuck

  • Childminder Helen Price from Bicester weighed 16st and was at risk of diabetes 
  • Mum-of-three, 35, would eat four slices of bread at breakfast everyday
  • After ditching sausage rolls for salads, she now oozes with confidence and loves to show off her 10st 8lbs frame 

A mum-of-three who was addicted to eating bread looks unrecognisable after forking out £12,000 on a tummy tuck and dropping five stone.

At her heaviest  Helen Price, 35, from Bicester in Oxfordshire weighed 16st and was at risk of diabetes.

Childminder Helen would eat four slices of bread per day and gorged herself on cheese, crisps and fast food, before deciding to shed the pounds and join Slimming World.

After ditching sausage rolls for salads, she now oozes with confidence and loves to show off her 10st 8lbs frame. 


A mum-of-three who was addicted to eating bread looks unrecognisable after forking out £12,000 on a tummy tuck and dropping five stone. She is pictured left before and right now

‘I would eat four slices of bread with butter daily with no consideration for the calories,’ she said. 

‘Bread was a quick and easy snack. But I was uncomfortable in my own skin.

Breakfast: Four slices of bread with butter

Lunch: Sausage roll and baguette with crisps and chocolate

Dinner: Chicken goujons with cheesy chips

Snacks: Crisps, chocolate

Helen’s diet now 

Breakfast: Fruit and yoghurt

Lunch: Jacket potato, beans, cheese and salad

Dinner: Homemade southern fried chicken and chips

Snacks: Sugar-free jelly and fruit and curly wurly

While she’s always been bigger, Helen said that she gained weight during her three pregnancies. She and her husband Ryan, 35, share children Toby, 11, William, nine and Lottie, four.

‘I was always the fat friend but I piled on the pounds whilst pregnant with my children. I loved stodgy food and anything quick.

‘I was addicted to food – I would eat lots of bread and cheese. 


Childminder Helen would eat four slices of bread per day and gorged herself on cheese, crisps and fast food, before deciding to shed the pounds and join Slimming World. Pictured, her stomach pre tummy tuck (left) and post tuck right

While she’s always been bigger, Helen said that she gained weight during her three pregnancies. She and her husband Ryan, 35, share children Toby, 11, William, nine and Lottie, four. She is pictured before her weight loss

‘I was miserable and unhappy about my weight.

‘I put on weight whilst I was pregnant with all of my children and never lost it.

‘I had gestational diabetes when pregnant with Lottie which gave me a fright.

‘I realised I need to change my ways.

‘After Lottie, I decided to focus on myself.’

Helen joined Slimming World in February 2017 and hasn’t looked back. She is pictured now 


Her weight loss journey inspired her to quit her job as a childminder and become a Slimming World consultant.

Helen joined Slimming World in February 2017 and hasn’t looked back.

Her weight loss journey inspired her to quit her job as a childminder and become a Slimming World consultant.

After losing more than five stone, Helen was left with excess skin around her stomach.

‘I felt so conscious all the time and I was always trying to hide.

After losing more than five stone, Helen was left with excess skin around her stomach. Pictured pre weight loss

Helen now oozes with confidence as she shows off her 10 stone 8lbs frame

‘My size was holding me back and so was the excess skin.

‘It was like an apron of skin.

‘Losing the weight had left me with huge improvements in my mental and physical health but the excess skin was a constant reminder of how big I once was.

‘I paid £12,000 for the surgery at Berkshire Independent Hospital in Reading – it was worth every penny.

‘I am now more confident in my 30s than I ever was in my 20s.’

Helen, pictured before her tummy tuck, says her husband has supported her throughout my journey

Helen praises the weight loss group for keeping her on track.

She said: ‘I fell in love with the Slimming World plan.

‘It’s changed my life for the better.

‘My husband has supported me throughout my journey – he has loved me whatever size I am.

‘I am now fitter and able to run around after the kids with ease.

‘I want other mums to know they deserve to be at the top of their own list.’

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