Airdrie Dieter loses 60 pounds to fulfill her dream of becoming a burlesque chair dancer


A Monklands mum threw an amazing four-and-a-half-year-old stone to help her achieve her dream of becoming a burlesque chair dancer.

Linda Murray, 54, lost 60 pounds on the Cambridge 1:1 diet.

And Linda told Lanarkshire Live how she embarked on her incredible weight loss journey.

She said: ‘I have multiple sclerosis and back in lockdown I was not allowed to go to work because I was protecting myself.

“In May 2020, I was getting ready to go back to work, but I tried on some clothes and didn’t fit. My next thought was a diet plan, so I decided to reach out to Linda McLaughlan, who is dietary consultant and longtime friend and took it from there.

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“I lost about four and a half stone, which took me about nine months because of my medical condition.

“My goal weight was 9.5-10 stone, but I kept losing a few more pounds and am now a healthy 8 stone and 9 pounds.”

The 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan meal replacement program uses soups, shakes, bars and other prepared foods to replace conventional foods while providing less dietary energy than a conventional reducing diet .

Linda Murray, 54, before losing four and a half stone on Cambridge 1:1 diet plan

The meal plan is nutritionally balanced and provides all the necessary proteins, essential fats, vitamins and minerals.

Linda said she “absolutely loved the plan and found it so easy to follow” and enthused: “Since losing weight I can do a lot more activities than I could not do before.”

Linda shows off her burlesque chair dance outfit

And she is passionate about her new found love of burlesque and said: ‘I started a burlesque chair dance class. I feel more confident and I can go shopping for clothes because I felt embarrassed before.

She explained: “My illness prevents me from going to the gym because of how it affects me, but when I found out that my nail technician was a burlesque teacher, I decided to give it a try. .

“I now do my dance class once a week. I love it and I made a lot of friends.

“The Cambridge 1:1 diet has made an incredible difference in my life.”

And since losing weight, the Chapelhall dieter has decided to become a diet consultant herself to inspire others.

Linda explained, “I am now a consultant myself and decided to become one and do the same to encourage others.

“I would definitely recommend the diet to other people and it’s the only thing that has worked for me.

“I have a few clients now and they are amazing. I want others to feel what I feel and help others like my sponsor helped me.

And throughout her incredible journey, Linda has been supported by her husband James and two sons James and Kyle, both 24, and 15-year-old daughter Rachel.

Linda McLaughlan, dietary consultant and friend at Cambridge, added: ‘I have known Linda since I was just seven years old.

“We are childhood friends and when I started my business she came to me to lose weight and she managed to lose an incredible four and a half stone.

“It was a big ask for her as she has MS and we are really proud of what she has achieved.”

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