Grainne Hughes, from Derrybeg, claimed that instead of losing her weight, it actually made her even bigger. She told Newry Spud:
“I saw one of their adverts in Chat magazine and my husband told me that I’d put on a bit of blubber. I’d been putting on pound after pound after pound. I couldn’t understand it – I always had a Diet Coke when I went to Friar Tuck’s for my Snack Box every lunchtime.”
Grainne started taking the slimming shakes last month in a bid to halt the weight gain.
“So I’ve been having one with my breakfast, one with my mid-morning snack, one with my lunch, one with my afternoon snack, one with my tea and one with my nightly takeaway. It’s a blatant contravention of the Trade Description Act – I’m now so big that I can’t even lift my fat arm to lift my remote control.
But husband, Peader, who advised her not to buy the slimming shakes, told Newry Spud:
“She’s an eating machine. She says that it’s all related to her childhood but judging by the photos, she was a greedy big bollix back then too.”