Is it normal to gain weight during pregnancy? Yes. Is the excess weight gained going to stay with you forever? Not necessarily.

Jyoti was finding it difficult to lose the weight gained during and after her pregnancy and was looking for a solution that she could see herself sticking to. She was quickly impressed by the simplicity of the D9 programme (then called 'Fat Loss Challenge' or 'FLC'), which did not require any extreme dieting or sacrifices. She started enjoying her food and even discovered a passion for healthy cooking - a passion that will help her continue to stick with her new habits in the future too!

Jyoti ended up losing more than 10% of her initial starting weight and even went on to repeat the D9 programme a few months later, losing even more weight.

Read about Jyoti's experience in her own words:

"My review is all about something sustainable and maintainable and how simple changes in day to day life can give good results.

Before D9, I tried various things to reduce my post pregnancy weight and it was stubborn to go or stuck at some point just to return back. I was fed-up but wanted to just give a try when QUAD mailed about FLC. Thankfully it’s not at all complex and was very motivated to see week on week results visible especially on weighing scale and I lost on average 1 kg per week..total 8+ kgs in 2 months in a healthy way. Absolutely no ban of certain foods, no fad diets but all about being disciplined with occasional cheating allowed :-).

My clothes fitting better and changes visible to others as well as many were telling about the lean look I wear these days. Still a long road, but hope following D9 rules further will help me reach my ideal weight.


Main part I like about D9 is its simplicity to track in simple yes/no questions leaving the responsibility of honest answering upon us than getting into nitty grittis of what was ate, how much etc...such logging for a long period I hate as we slowly loose interest at certain point. The 2 month duration was just right as we know the target and try giving best keeping it in mind. The coaches answers very quickly and they were quiet clarifying. The meal section and mini Google in app all were useful references...

Last but not least, I found my inner passion for cooking and many of my friends loved my plates and asked me to start a blog and spread health to all..For now I started food album where in I post pics of my plates and inspiring many others to cook and eat healthy...

overall a great experience and thanks D9/FLC..By the way I was one of the winner at the end of the challenge too and such a great feel from all ends :-)."

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