A mother-of-two has revealed she gained a stone using a fitness tracker – but has now lost eight stone after ditching it.
Fiona Benbow discovered that after just a month of using the device – which counts steps taken and calories burned – her weight ballooned up to her her largest ever – 19-and-a-half stone.
She admits she rewarded herself with huge sugary cakes and family-sized chocolate bars if her FitBit told her she had burned lots of calories – which saw her waistline expand from a size 20 to a 24.
Feeling disheartened, the 39-year-old stopped using the monitor and credits ‘listening to my own body’ for helping reduce her weight down to 12 stone and is now happy to flaunt her size 12 figure.
Fiona turned to power walking for 30 minutes every lunchtime, cleaned up her diet and is now selling the £69 FitBit Flex to buy some workout gear.