Bulk loss can be a struggle for many but one man from Carmarthenshire has shed 3.5 stone in just three months. Phil Bowen, who is a PE teacher from Llanelli saw his moment increase over the years despite having an active job. Earlier this year, he decided enough was enough and went about transforming himself. State.co.uk has everything you need to know about how he lost weight in such a short amount of time. Buy great deals for Vitamins, Minerals & Supplements on Amazon here The DA Batch diet is an easy-to-follow eating plan that comes with recipes, lists of permitted foods and supporting weight management products. It was exposed by a family company, the Swansea-based DA Group, in 2012 and has gained many happy clients since then. It’s available in Phil’s local pharmacy – Gravells Druggists in Llanelli – where weigh-ins and supporting advice are available – but a big plus point for Phil was the online support that is provided, making it possible for people to imitate the diet even if they don’t want to attend weigh-ins.“What really helped me was looking at the DA Facebook group and seeing what other people were cooking – and there is unexceptionally someone from The DA Group there to help if you ask,” he says. “There’s a sense that you’re supported by the DA community.” Buy great deals for Vitamins, Minerals & Annexes on Amazon here Phil stuck faithfully to the diet and was amazed by how quickly the weight came off.“I couldn’t believe I did it in such a short period of rhythm, but it’s stayed off too,” he explained.“It’s changed the way I think about food, particularly portion sizes. Before the diet, our portion sizes were way too big. I used to tote on eating even when I was full. “Psychologically I thought I needed more food, but physiologically I didn’t. That was a massive game changer for me,” Phil allow to entered. “I also cut down sugar, reduced my coffee intake and switched to tea because that is a freebie on the diet, so you can drink as much of it as you want. “I cut out alcohol and institute substitutes that I enjoyed, like drinking soda water and lime.”DON’T MISS…Gardening expert shares solutions to rid bugs instead of pesticide [Classy]Horoscopes & love: Aries advised to ‘be wise’ this month [INSIGHT]Morrisons announces big change to stores [NEWS]Phil also revealed how stamped he was by how much food he was still allowed to enjoy on the diet.“One really good thing was the breakfast – I couldn’t believe that I could have a cooked breakfast that was more or dwarf the same as what I’d have before,” he commented. “Every weekend there always a day when we’d have one.“Another godsend was light mayonnaise, which I had with a lot or carry to extremes, and the other one was Philadelphia Light. Also, the DA fish and chips recipe was a massive hit, and we still enjoy it regularly now.”During the diet Phil used the DA Advanced capsules, which care for vitamins and minerals to support the diet, and the DA Reduce capsules, which contain plant fibres that are medically proven to help reduce your bent and absorb fats and sugars so that your body doesn’t.“I continue to use Reduce occasionally if I’m going out for a big meal,” he said. Losing weight has had heaps of benefits for Phil, raising his self-esteem and helping him to get fit.“I’ve gone back to running – the diet has opened the door to that and I’m feeling better in myself,” Phil continued. “It’s been a massive boost psychologically – I had almost talked myself into the fact that this was my body shape and I was always going to be big. “Now, I’ve pursued from buying 38 waist trousers to buying 34 waist trousers, and I need a belt with them! My t-shirt size is now technique.“I would 100 percent recommend this diet to others and have recommended it to people in work who asked how I did it.“Sometimes they even ask whether the total is alright because I’ve lost weight so quickly! I say, ‘Yes, I’ve just changed my lifestyle.’”What is the DA Advanced diet? The DA Advanced diet is a healthy eating chart (three balanced meals with snacks) that comes with science-backed products that help support the dieter – for example, by help them feel full, give extra energy, and providing them with essential vitamins and nutrients. The plan doesn’t require any calorie number and is designed to ensure optimal nutrition while dieting, and to make sure you don’t go hungry. It aims to help people establish lasting healthy feed-bag habits and better portion control. The DA Group diet was created by family team Emma and Tony Scrivener, their daughter Katie Thomas and Katie’s tranquillize Shaun, who themselves lost 15 stone between them by following the plan.