A woman has revealed how she managed to shed four and a half stone without ‘dieting’ or going to the gym.
At 16 stone, single mother-of-two Tiffany’s weight had spiralled so out of control that she persistently felt uncomfortable, miserable and even depressed, Popsugar reports.
Now, she has dramatically transformed her life by dropping to a toned 11 and a half stone, and becoming a successful social media personality.
But perhaps the most surprising part of her success is that she managed to do it all without fad diets or frittering away her cash on a gym membership.
Instead, the young mum says that it was all down to completely cutting out unhealthy food, eliminating dairy and working out from home.
“I decided to 100 per cent commit to being done with 'junk food.' No more candy bars, sodas, or other things alike. I went dairy-free and gluten-free,” she said.
“I felt better than I have ever felt in my life. No out-of-control cravings or anything. Just content.”
Her diet now consists of a large protein shake for breakfast, lean meat and veg for lunch, and a large chicken salad for dinner.
She also snacks on apples, peanut butter and carrots.
In addition, Tiffany regularly worked out at home, and while she admits she had to pause a lot in the beginning, her fitness levels gradually improved.
As well as living a healthier lifestyle, she has also enjoyed being able to buy clothes that she likes and not ones that just fit as she has plummeted from a 2XL to a size small.
Sharing her journey on Instagram, Tiffany is open and honest about her weight loss story and says that the support of her online ‘fit family’ is what keeps her motivated.
“People message me every single day and tell me that I'm their motivation. That they're on their weight-loss journey because I made them believe they could reach their goals.
“I am setting an example for so many people, and it gives me purpose. I can't let them down. I want everyone to achieve the change of life I have been so blessed to be able to achieve.”
Tiffany’s advice for those about to embark on their on weight-loss journey is to not diet, eat healthily and exercise. And, while starvation diets or pills might be tempting, she insists that "solving the real problem will give you the real and permanent solution".
“When you lose weight the right way, it comes off slower. Learn to be OK with that and love the process! It's a journey, not a destination.”
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