If you look closely, you’ll recognize the face, because Katja has reported on her success with Foodpunk before. (You can find her 2020 report here.) Katja has been with Foodpunk since 2017, and her wish when she signed up back then is: lose weight. She did it! The mom of 2 boys now weighs around 20 kilos less. But even though she reached her goal 2 years ago, Katja is sticking with it… because Foodpunk with its delicious and filling recipes, motivating challenges, exciting knowledge articles and over 100,000 community members has become an integral part of her life. Here, Katja tells us how she became more self-confident, more interested and more courageous thanks to Foodpunk… right up to her big step of becoming self-employed.
“I’ve been with Foodpunk since 2017. Sometimes less so, but most of the time I actually follow the Foodpunk recipes. A few days with the unhealthy, previously usual stuff and you finally want a proper Foodpunk meal and vegetables on your plate again!” Katja begins. “I originally signed up because I was looking for a program that would help me lose weight in the long term. I didn’t want to go on a short-term diet, then eat normally again and gain weight, only to go on another diet.”
When Katja discovered Foodpunk in 2017, she felt she was “just a bit overweight”, had tried low-carb every now and then without success and also wanted to get pregnant again. “I wrote that in the questionnaire and Foodpunk replied that the Foodpunk diet can also help you get pregnant. And it worked really well! Foodpunk even got me through pregnancy and breastfeeding individually. What an added value when a nutrition program works so individually that you can also take completely changing conditions into account!”
After Katja initially landed on Foodpunk because she wanted to lose weight, she realized relatively quickly that Foodpunk can do much more than influence weight. “The many background articles, the challenges, the great support and the family-like community have changed so much in my life… much more than just my weight!”
This new self-confidence changed Katja’s life so much that she finally summoned up all her courage and is now breaking completely new ground professionally. Katja says: “Marina’s last book ” Selbstbewusstsein geht durch den Magen” (Self-confidence goes through the stomach) was the deciding factor in the end… it was that little tip of the scales. Now, full of courage and confidence, I follow my heart, quit my old job and build up my own business. I also started a Bachelor’s degree in April (Prevention and Health Psychology) to help other people get more out of their lives with nutrition, exercise and mindfulness/relaxation.”
As she talks about her new path, Katja literally beams. She is so full of life and energy… you can just tell that she is at peace with herself and her body. The pointer on the scales is no longer the main thing – it’s more about feeling good. She emphasizes “My next goals are first and foremost to work on my overall fitness. Because I’m building up my self-employment alongside my full-time job and am still a mom to two wild young boys and a wife and girlfriend, I simply need a fit, strong body and mind to be able to cope with all these challenges. From my experience over the last 5 years, I know that this is exactly what I can achieve with the Foodpunk concept. That’s why Foodpunk is also an important pillar in my professional plans and all the changes to ensure that my plan works.”
Katja would still like to lose a few kilos… “But that will come naturally if I stick to the plan consistently again,” she says. “That’s why I didn’t focus on that.”
“Things are changing here at the moment, also thanks to Foodpunk. And it feels good!”
Thank you so much, dear Katja, for sharing your story with us. We wish you all the best for your further journey!