From size 52 to 32! Here's how this Cape Town policewoman shed more than half her body weight

By Pieter van Zyl
03 June 2016

At her heaviest Colonel Jacolize Fleischmann tipped the scales at 135 kg, but after taking control of her health the policewoman of Somerset West, Cape Town, has shed more than half her body weight.

After changing her diet and going for a daily walk she’s now a slim 57 kg and wears a size eight.

The Cape Town police woman has since shed more than half her body weight. PHOTO: Corrie Hansen The Cape Town police woman has since shed more than half her body weight. PHOTO: Corrie Hansen

Jacolize used to be known as the police chief who loved sweets. But these days her diet is much more nutritious. Here’s what she eats on a typical day. Eating plan 1

Breakfast: Two eggs, boiled or scrambled Lunch: Five Provitas, 1 packet of mushrooms, baked, 1 Granny Smith apple Supper: Boiled fish and cauliflower Eating plan 2

Breakfast: Chicken breast with mayonnaise

Lunch: Gooseberries, nuts and 1 Granny Smith apple

Supper: 1 can tuna with cauliflower

Jacolize alternates the eating plans. She doesn’t weigh her food but ensures her portions are no bigger than the palm of her hand.

She never misses breakfast and drinks 500 ml to 1 litre of water a day, and limits herself to one cup of coffee.

If she gets hungry between meals she eats rice cakes, fruit bars, cherries and strawberries.

She eats no red meat, starch, sugar or any form of sweet treat.

A dietician’s opinion

Jacolize’s eating plan can be limiting, says Marié Bothma, a registered dietician from Krugersdorp. A diet that’s the same every second day can become monotonous and difficult to sustain.

Also, constipation could become a problem as it’s one of the side effects of low-carb diets, according to Marié. Jacolize suggests adding brown rice and oats to counter the problem.

Jacolize used to be known as the police chief who loved sweets. PHOTO: Corrie Hansen Jacolize used to be known as the police chief who loved sweets. PHOTO: Corrie Hansen

“Good changes she’s made are cutting out sugar, limiting the size of her portions and her water intake,” Marié says. “Cutting out red meat and eating only white meat, which is lower in fat, also helps with weight loss.

“There are good points to this diet and it’s wonderful she’s lost so much weight,” Marié says. “But her low intake of iron-rich foods can cause an iron deficiency, which would result in tiredness and low energy levels.”

Read more about Jacolize's weight loss journey in the latest issue of YOU, in stores Friday 03 June. Get a copy online here.

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