Meet the JoinCrave community members: Marcela P.

Published on February 3, 2021 by Cori Grămescu


A new mom who lost 24 kilograms in 6 months says changed her life and made her fall in love again with healthy eating and exercising.

A doctor living in Germany for over 6 years, presently with her husband, Marcela P., aged 33, recently became a mother too. Just now she finally realized that her eating habits and lifestyle are not organized and that she has to make a change. Especially when I was working during the night, I used to eat a lot of sugar. Besides that, before getting pregnant, I followed hormonal protocols and I didn’t workout for long periods of time. That’s how I gained 20 kilos, Marcela admits.

We got together with her to find out more about how JoinCrave changed her life and what are some of the most valuable lessons that stuck with her after using the platform for 6 months. Though her weight loss journey is coming to an end, she says she will not stop using JoinCrave any time soon.

During pregnancy she understood the need to change something in her lifestyle

I knew about Cori Grămescu ever since I was living in Bucharest, Romania, and I used to go to LadyFit Gym to train. I always loved her style and I continued following her on Facebook. But I never managed to really make a change for myself. When I got pregnant, I knew I had to change something because, due to some problems, I gained some kilos. I wanted to change so I could be an example for my child.

Marcela loved everything about JoinCrave

JoinCrave is so easy to use. For example, the replacement computer. You can change foods whenever you want so you never get bored with what you’re eating. There are also interesting articles and recipes that are worth trying. Also, access to workouts adapted for any fitness level is great.

Lockdown and being a new mom brought her the discipline she needed

I wanted to make a change for the better, to learn again to eat healthy and become active. Lockdown and staying at home with my newborn, helped me discipline. After pregnancy I had elevated transaminases and I was shocked to realize how bad sugar can be for the body. I started using the platform 3 weeks postpartum and I’ve used it for 6 months now. I lost 24 kilos so far and I have one more month to go, then I will start with the maintenance process.

JoinCrave team was by her side all along

I never met diet coaches who behave so nicely and are so caring with their clients like I did on JoinCrave. They are there, for you, 24/7. They motivate you, they encourage you, they give you useful ideas all the time. It’s like a big family where everyone learns how to live healthy.

Benefits of losing weight showed up right away

I started my weight loss journey with the breastfeeding diet, and it influenced my lactation as well, it became better. I ate diversified and I had a lot of energy for a new mom with many sleepless nights. It was a slow weight loss process but looking back I managed to lose 24 kilos in 6 months which is great. I think the last time I looked so good was in college, and my skin has also improved. I have more self-confidence, and I love working out again. I find it easy to eat right now and I am even ready for a new pregnancy.

The most important takeaways after the JoinCrave experience

  • Food’s diversity on the plate
  • Pay attention to how many carbohydrates, protein and fats we consume a day
  • Never skip a meal
  • Eat something sweet when you feel like it but in the first part of the day
  • Learn how to read food labels
  • We need 180 minutes of exercising a week and 30 minutes of rapid walk to lose weight
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Learning how to live healthy can be done at any age

Our body is our temple and living healthy improves our overall life experience has everything that you need when you want to lose weight and learn how to live a healthy lifestyle, at a very accessible price.

JoinCrave is a diet and well-being mobile app where nutrition coaches are by your side every step of the way.

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