An overweight takeaway addict who ate McDonald’s twice a day – and was even too huge to fit on an amusement park ride – has since turned her life round to drop 8st.
Talicia Lees, 24, from Sydney, New South Wales, who as soon as tipped scales at 137kg whereas sporting measurement 22 garments, revealed her shallowness hit an all-time low 4 years in the past.
The schooling scholar bought so huge that she was kicked off an amusement park ride as a result of the security harness couldn’t fit over her physique and latch into place.
A self-confessed takeaway addict, Talicia would typically feast on McDonald’s twice a day, devouring two Sausage and Egg McMuffins, 4 hash browns and a big orange juice, whereas dinner was a big Double Quarter Pounder meal with a big chips and huge Coke, 10 nuggets and additional medium chips.
Talicia, who additionally works as a instructor’s aide for particular wants youngsters, was really helpful by her physician to attempt a ketogenic food regimen, which focuses on high-fat, high-protein and low-carb meals.
Paired with common weight-training, Talicia managed to lose 51kg and 4 gown sizes, and now feels more healthy and extra assured than ever at 86kg and a measurement 14.
Talicia Lees, 24, (pictured) from Sydney, who as soon as weighed 137kg [21st 8lbs] revealed how she shed 8st by overhauling her food regimen
Talicia (pictured earlier than her weight reduction) would feast on McDonald’s twice a day, as her weight escalated and she or he grew to become too huge to fit on amusement park rides
Reflecting on how she felt at her greatest, Talicia stated: ‘I am going to always remember that feeling of realising how heavy I would gotten since highschool.
‘I used to be on the dentist and had to get weighed earlier than having anaesthesia. I appeared down and noticed 136.7kg flashing again at me.
‘I felt embarrassed and scared. I joined a gymnasium, however misplaced weight very slowly as a result of I used to be nonetheless consuming fairly badly.
‘I managed to lose 40kg, however then grew to become lazy and put 20kg again on as a result of I slipped into dangerous habits once more.
The 24-year-old (pictured) was really helpful by her physician to observe a ketogenic food regimen, focusing on high-fat, high-protein and low-carb meals
Talicia’s food regimen earlier than…
Breakfast: Two Sausage and Tgg McMuffins with 4 hash browns and a big orange juice
Mid-morning Snack: 6-Eight crackers with cheese, tomato and onion
Lunch: Two Vietnamese bread rolls with double salami and double Swiss cheese, with a can of coke.
Afternoon snack: Hot chips and a 600ml Coke
Dinner: Large Double Quarter Pounder Meal with a Coke, 10 nuggets, two candy and bitter sauces and additional medium chips.
Dessert: Ice cream, typically up to three Magnums or Cornettos
…Talicia’s food regimen after
Breakfast: 2 slices of Aldi low carb bread with butter and Vegemite
Mid-morning Snack: NIL
Afternoon snack: Salami and cheese roll ups
Dinner: Pork chop with cauliflower mash and sautéd inexperienced beans
Dessert: Sugar free sizzling chocolate with full-fat whipped cream
‘I went to the physician, and found I had Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance.
‘He advised I give the keto food regimen a attempt, and I’ve by no means appeared again. I really feel wonderful, and with the assistance of weight coaching I really feel more healthy than ever earlier than.’
Talicia defined that though she was all the time a ‘huge child’ all through college, fortunately she was by no means bullied due to her weight.
She revealed essentially the most embarrassing second that she skilled earlier than her weight reduction was on the Royal Easter Show in Sydney, when she was kicked off a ride for being too huge.
Talicia (pictured left earlier than her weight reduction) who was a ‘huge child’ all through college, stated she was fortunate that her weight by no means made her a goal for bullies. The scholar has now misplaced 51kg on a low carb, excessive protein food regimen (proper)
Talicia stated when the ride attendant tried to put a security harness on her, it will not lock into place over her physique, so she was pressured to disembark the ride and watch from the sidelines.
She stated: ‘It was a ride that went the other way up. The ride attendant tried to pull the harness down and it would not click on into place.
‘It wouldn’t buckle up regardless of how laborious he tried. I in all probability had bruises from how laborious he was making an attempt to lock me in.
‘I rapidly bought up with out saying something to my mates as a result of I used to be so embarrassed.
‘They have been all calling out to me, however I simply ran. How do you say you’re too huge for a carnival ride?
Talicia (pictured earlier than) stated her abdomen was a bottomless pit, as she would typically undergo the McDonald’s drive via for breakfast and lunch or dinner. The 24-year-old (pictured) stated since breaking her quick meals dependancy, she will’t keep in mind the final time she went to McDonald’s
‘My thoughts routinely thought everybody was taking a look at me and laughing however I am certain that wasn’t the case. They in all probability simply thought I bought scared.
‘It was essentially the most embarrassing factor that ever occurred to me.
‘I brushed it off to my mates once they bought off the ride. I stated the seat was defective and would not lock in.
‘I believe they knew the reality, however we did not speak about it.’
At her greatest, Talicia stated she was a complete ‘McDonald’s addict’ and would typically undergo the drive via for breakfast and lunch or dinner to get her takeaway repair.
‘McDonald’s was my favorite place. I would not be phased in any respect, it felt like my abdomen was a bottomless pit,’ she stated.
Talicia (pictured earlier than) revealed that she by no means felt full and have become obsessive about McDonald’s due to the comfort
Talicia (pictured earlier than) has began sporting skirts and crop tops for the very first time, since dropping pounds
What is the Keto food regimen and the way does it work?
The Keto food regimen is a low-carbohydrate, high-fat plan, and is sort of related to the Atkins food regimen.
Those on it are required to lower the quantity of energy they devour by a big quantity, whereas consuming loads of fatty meals like fish, meat and eggs.
Some individuals on the food regimen additionally drink ‘bulletproof espresso’ – black espresso with ghee (clarified butter), which helps to cease them from getting hungry throughout the day.
The food regimen works by successfully ravenous the physique of carbohydrates – the principle supply of saved power.
When this occurs, the physique burns fats for power as a substitute.
It additionally turns fats into ketones within the liver, which may provide power for the mind.
Ketogenic diets could cause huge reductions in blood sugar and insulin ranges – serving to to reverse Type 2 diabetes.
‘I really feel like I used to be by no means full. It was addictive.
‘I used to be undoubtedly addicted to McDonalds. I used to be obsessive about it.
‘There was additionally the comfort issue of having the ability to simply undergo the drive-through.’
Since breaking her quick meals dependancy, Talicia has begun feeling more healthy than ever and claims she can’t keep in mind the final time she ate something from McDonald’s.
The 24-year-old now enjoys consuming a full ketogenic food regimen stuffed with wholesome protein and fat, whereas she limits the quantities of carbs she consumed in a day.
Since dropping pounds, she has additionally began sporting skirts and crop tops for the very first time.
Talicia hopes to encourage and motive others to grow to be the healthiest variations of themselves via her Instagram web page, @tlfiit
She stated: ‘I really feel so a lot better now since I’ve gone keto and may’t keep in mind the final time, I ate one thing from a fast-food chain.
‘Lots of misconceptions about it. People say it is so dangerous, nevertheless it’s actually not.
‘I am not simply consuming spoonfuls of butter, I am consuming good wholesome meals like protein with greens.
Talicia (pictured) has arrange an Instagram web page within the hopes of inspiring and motivating others along with her weight reduction transformation
Talicia (pictured earlier than) believes there are many misconceptions about keto diets, nevertheless she eats good wholesome meals
Talicia (pictured) whose confidence has soared, urges that anybody can overhaul their way of life and it is the very best choice to make in your future
‘I may by no means put on skirts after I was larger, as a result of my thighs have been so huge and so they’d chafe. I might by no means dare put on a crop prime both.
‘My confidence and self-worth has soared.
‘If I can do it, anybody can. Don’t begin on Monday, do not begin tomorrow.
‘Just begin as quickly as you get that itch. You should put together your self to make a full way of life change.
‘It would be the greatest choice you ever make in your future.’