“Losing weight made me a better dad”

MD Greyling’s remarkable journey to a healthier body and mind

For 33 year-old radio presenter, musician and dad, MD Greyling, life at 120 kg was becoming exhausting. He had tried every diet and exercise plan on the market, but nothing had worked. He had hit a wall. His clothes didn’t fit him, he didn’t look good in photos and he had no energy… He was stuck. He knew he need to lose weight but didn’t know how.

MD stumbled on Slender Wonder by chance. Little did he know that it would be the start of turning his life around. His first appointment with Dr Thea De Villiers was only a few days before a planned trip to Israel during which he would be leading a group of 36 people around historic sites for ten days. In the back of his mind, he wondered if this was the right timing to start something like a new diet, but went along anyway, knowing that very little in life is ever ideal. And off he went, straight into the programme… passport and all.

When MD started Slender Wonder, he was initially scared of the small portion sizes it required. However, these turned out to be his greatest lesson along the way in terms of how important portion control is in the long run. Initially, he found the detox phase a little tough, but it passed quickly. “I was very impressed by the fact that I had no side effects, unlike on all the other diets I had tried” said MD.

On his trip to Israel, MD stuck to his personal commitment of “no cheating” and additionally, cut out all alcohol. He walked a lot on the tour, sometimes up to 15 km per day. The spiritual component of the journey reinforced his commitment to push through. Given that he was not able to see his Slender wonder doctor while he was away, he made other plans to ensure that he stayed committed to the programme until when he returned home.

In only ten weeks, MD lost 15 kilograms. He has adjusted his eating habits, changes his portion sizes and now exercises frequently. He went from wearing a size 40 pants to a size 36… now that is determination!

“Slender Wonder taught me the basics of eating healthy. I now use an app to help count my calories in the protein, fat and carbohydrate categories of what I eat every day” said MD. He now eats six meals daily and weighs himself regularly. “The less you weigh, the less you want to weigh” he added.

MD never realized how much social pressure is placed on eating and drinking and used to struggle with setting boundaries in this area. “Slender Wonder gave me the conviction to say no. It also taught me how to finish things, and most importantly, how to eat.” He has now also registered for a B.Com degree via correspondence studies, which he works on between 8 – 11 PM in the evenings, towards this bucket list goal.

“When you are healthier, you have more time available to do things.” MD now has more energy to play with his children, aged 2 & 3, with their boundless energy, and finds this easier than ever before. “This was not only a physical journey, but also an emotional one. Everything in life has become easier… and this has certainly made me a better dad.”

For further information and to view other success stories visit www.slenderwonder.co.za

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