Cheese obsessed mum who ate it with every meal loses half her bodyweight after beating her addiction
A cheese obsessed mum who ate almost seven pounds of grated Cheddar a week has lost half of her body weight after beating her addiction.
Bonnie Kilroy, 53, ballooned to 20 stone 12lbs when she started eating cheese with every single meal .
The mum-of-two would have cheese on toast for breakfast, baked potato with cheese for lunch, and cheesey pasta or salad for dinner.
Then she would snack on crackers and Dairylea, topped with sliced cheddar and use cheese spread instead of butter.
Bonnie, from Bishopbriggs, East Dunbartonshire, now weighs 11 stone after she started substituting fruit for cheese at the beginning of the year.
She said: “Looking back now it was terrible. I was a strict cheese lover and I was going through half a dozen bags of grated cheese a week – and that’s not including the spreadable cheese.
Bonnie cut out the cheese completely after being inspired by the success of her son Kevin, 27, and daughter Colleen, 23.
She said: “Kevin is a top engineer and Colleen is a marketing executive. Watching them go to university and do amazing things for themselves really inspired me.
“I decided I wanted to make them proud of their mum. I would’ve put cheese on top of cheese back then.
“For breakfast I’d maybe have grilled cheese on toast, for lunch a baked potato with cheese, pastas with cheese or a cheese salad.
“In the evenings I’d have crackers with Dairylea spreadable cheese and then sliced cheese on top.”
Last January, Bonnie joined Weight Watchers and was shocked when she realised hpw much she was actually eating.
“I feel like education on food was such a big factor. If people knew exactly what was in their food, they’d change their diet. Because I certainly didn’t realise how much fat was in things.”
Bonnie now has a new addiction – and luckily it’s far more healthy one. She now eats up to 15 portions of fruit everyday.
“Five-a-day? More like 15-a-day sometimes. I snack on fruit all the time. I actually have to cut down on my fruit intake some weeks.”
She now has banana on toast for breakfast, soup for lunch with some fruit – and for dinner she has soup with chicken and veg or a baked potato.
In the evenings Bonnie snacks on natural yoghurt and strawberries and claims she has not been tempted to go back to her old eating habits.
She said: “I don’t miss it because I feel like a totally different person since changing my diet. I don’t feel as slow and sluggish as I did.
“I’ve got more energy, I want to get up and do things and I’m so delighted about it, people have to double-take when I say hello or wave at them.”