Doncaster diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns gives lockdown tips

With gym doors still shut and daily routines turned upside down its no surprise that maintaining a healthy lifestyle in lockdown has been a struggle for many.

By Kate Mason
Thursday, 18th June 2020, 12:00 am

And while some have embraced home workouts and healthy meal plans in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, many have found themselves struggling to stay motivated and reaching for the comfort food.

Doncaster diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns, who became a self-made millionaire on the back of her diet plan, is speaking out to help residents stay on track during lockdown.

The mum of four, who lost seven stones on the Terri-Ann 123 diet plan that she created, admits to finding it difficult to stay focused when the pandemic first hit.

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Diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns

She said: “Initially when COVID19 lockdown started, I found it extremely difficult to focus on any diet and exercise.

“There was a lot of worry and uncertainty for the first few weeks, plus normal daily routine had been turned upside down.

“Initially I did find myself not eating right due to the food restrictions but then I adapted my diet so I could eat healthy with the foods that were readily available.

“I would say It took me about three weeks to adapt and create a work-life/family-life balance.

Diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns with daughter Aamaya

“It was at that point I started to concentrate on being fit and healthy at home.”

Terri-Ann, who has helped tens of thousands of people lose weight since launching her diet plan in 2011, has set out 10 top tips to help residents who may have fallen off the healthy eating wagon during lockdown.

She said: “Step one, remind your self daily of the positives in your life, step two set a start day, step three set a goal – say a stone.

“Step four plan something to work towards after lockdown, step five introduce one to two meals per day that are healthy for a week, step six plan three days back on plan and go shopping.

Diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns

“Step seven even if the three days aren’t successful restart again, don’t beat yourself up, step eight introduce exercise at home body weighted three to four times a week – we have plans in the members area, step nine tell yourself you CAN do it!, step 10 Repeat all 10 steps whenever you go off track.”

Terri-Ann balances the demands of running her diet plan empire alongside being a mum to Angelo, aged 14, 13-year-old Aaleyah, Aamaya, seven, and three-year-old Arlo.

And since schools were closed in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus Terri-Ann has now found herself, like many parents across the country, adding home school teacher to her list of jobs.

She said: “I have missed normal routine. I get extremely busy, so trying to entertain and do school work with the kids plus keep on top of multiple businesses has been really difficult.

Diet guru Terri-Ann Nunns

“I haven’t put much pressure on myself with regards to school work, I think the children have enough to worry about so although they do complete their work it’s not the focus of every single day.”

Terri-Ann founded the Terri Ann123 Diet Plan in 2011 when she transformed her body in just five months by creating a healthy eating plan that could be enjoyed by the entire family.

Fast forward eight years and 150,000 books later, Terri-Ann has lost a total of 7st and has helped tens of thousands of people across the globe to achieve the body they want in three easy steps on her dietitian approved plan.

Thanks to her winning diet formula and business savvy ways the Doncaster mum has been able to totally transform her life, swapping her one-bedroom flat for a mansion.

Refelcting back on her career she said: “It sounds a bit of a cliché, but I really have turned my life around thanks to the diet plan that I created.”

And what advice would Terri-Ann give to mum’s looking to succeed in business and balance family life?

She said: “I’m not the best person to give this advice because nine years on and I still struggle to find the right balance, is there even a right balance to be found?

“I would say learn from my mistakes and ensure you spend more time with your children over time with your work as you miss so much running a business.”

Terri-Ann now has more than 80,000 active members on her plan and has since gone on to launch The Terri-Ann V Plan, to help the UK enjoy a vegetarian, vegan or reduced-meat lifestyle.

And not content with slowing down anytime soon, the self-confessed workaholic launched a new business venture last month, a competition firm aimed at giving people the chance to win luxury prizes for £10 or less – see

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