A mum has shed an incredible eleven stone after ditching her diet of takeaways and McDonald’s meals.
At her heaviest, Kellie, 42, tipped the scales at just under 21 stone and wore size 22 clothes.
But after the birth of her son back in 2010, Kellie decided to change her ways and has since slimmed down to a size 8/10.
She now weighs 9st 10lb and is hoping to inspire others to have the confidence to do the same.
“I didn’t want to be struggling running around after him. I was struggling to even go up and down the stairs which is just unhealthy.
“I used to eat takeaways and junk food, I would go to Maccies or KFC everyday.
“I would eat crisps, chocolate and food on the go but I knew I had to change my life and the way I was.
“Once I had my son I thought I can’t do this anymore, I need to be fit and healthy for my son and to be here to watch him grow up.”
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A year after giving birth Kellie in 2011 Kellie joined Weight Watchers and in the space of a few years she managed to lose four stone.
However, determined to carry on dieting independently, she joined a gym and continued to lose weight.
What Kellie would eat in a typical day before she lost weight
Breakfast – two pieces of cheese on toast, bacon and sausages
Mid-morning snack – packet of crisps and a bar of chocolate
Lunch – burger and cheesy chips
Dinner – McDonald’s or a chippy tea
Snacks – 4/5 packets of crisps
What Kellie eats in a typical day now
Kellie does intermittent fasting between 6pm-12pm each day
Late breakfast at 12pm – fruit such as strawberries and raspberries with Greek yogurt and protein powder
Lunch – A chicken salad wrap with couscous
Mid-afternoon snack – protein shake
Dinner – Chicken and chorizo in a tomato sauce with broccoli and rice
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Before the first national lockdown in March Kellie was a size 12/14 and she was determined to carry on with her weight loss journey.
After doing some research following a recommendation from a friend, she decided to start intermittent fasting and has found it to be beneficial.
This means she only eats between 12-6pm everyday and once a week she does a 24 hour fast during which she only drinks water.
She has now lost eleven stone in total and is now hoping to become a personal trainer to inspire others.
Kellie added: “I feel a lot more confident in myself and I feel like I can help people a lot more because of the amount of weight I’ve lost.
“I try to guide people with what I’ve learnt and I’m currently looking to be a personal trainer.
“You’ve got to be in the right frame of mind, if you’re not your wasting your own time. You need to set yourself realistic targets – don’t go out and say I’m going to lose three stone by the end of this month because it’s not going to happen.
“You can have what you want and you can have nice food as long as you’re within certain calories and you’re in a calorie deficit.
“A lot of people say they don’t recognise me when they see me and they actually walk past me.”