A BUSINESSWOMAN who has helped hundreds of Halton residents lose weight has won a national award.

Catherine Halsall was awarded Gold Champion with the 1:1 Diet by Cambridge Weight Plan and won an all-expenses paid five-star luxury trip to Italy for her work.

Catherine changed careers because of her own life changing weightloss losing 5 stone in six months on the plan.

She opened her first weight loss centre in January this year at Optimum House in Ditton.

Since then her business has gone from strength to strength resulting in helping 100s of local residents loose over 300 stone in weight this year alone!

Catherine said: "Since the recent medical research of the "DiRECT trial" and NHS England's pilot which is prescribing obese patients who are type two diabetic with a very low calorie meal replacement 800 calorie liquid diet.

"This is to prevent obesity-related diseases including type two diabetes, heart attacks, strokes and cancer my client base has increased dramatically.

"I even have two local GPs on the plan with me currently.

"To be able to help even more local residents with their weight loss is such a pleasure for me, so many clients tell me I've changed their lives but I haven't I just believe in them until they believe in themselves."

Catherine will be providing free bmi checks and product sampling over the festive season. For details, call Catherine on 07791471412.