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Olivia misplaced 100 kilos | Black Weight Loss Success

Transformation of the Day: Olivia misplaced 100 kilos. We’ve been following her journey since 2015, and her story is a testomony to the truth that long-term weight reduction is feasible. She shared with us how her consuming habits and health routine have advanced over time to assist her keep her success.

What was your motivation? 
I simply bought bored with making excuses as to why I couldn’t dwell a more healthy way of life. My complete life, I used to be obsessed and at all times had a lot self-doubt about dropping pounds. So I challenged myself to need extra and began my weight reduction journey throughout my senior 12 months of school.

What impressed you to maintain going, even once you needed to surrender?
My weight reduction group encourages me to remain on monitor and holds me accountable. Additionally, I’d catch myself reflecting on my previous life and the way I felt after I was obese. I exploit these ideas as motivation as a result of I don’t wish to really feel like I’ve to restrict myself as a result of I’m obese.

How did you modify your consuming habits? 
Once I began my weight reduction journey, I did low carb for the primary 2-3 years and misplaced 60 kilos. Then I switched to intermittent fasting (16-hour fasting – 8-hour window to eat). I don’t comply with low carb anymore. I simply make more healthy choices concerning the meals I select to devour, however I do get pleasure from low-carb meals on occasion.

What did your exercise routine encompass? How usually did you’re employed out?
Strolling! I used to be too shy to start out within the gymnasium, so I’d stroll day by day to succeed in 10k steps a day. As soon as I bought snug by month 3, I used to be within the gymnasium full time doing cardio and taking part in lessons (spin class and Physique Pump). I labored out Monday-Friday for 60 to 90 minutes.

What was your beginning weight? What’s your present weight?
I weighed 256 kilos after I formally began my weight reduction journey, however my heaviest was round 285 kilos. I used to be too ashamed to confess that for some time. My present weight is 188 kilos. 

What’s your top?
I’m 5 foot 5 inches tall.

When did you begin your journey? How lengthy did your transformation take?
I started my weight reduction journey summer time of 2015. (June, to be precise). It took me 9 months to lose 100 kilos. 

Is weight reduction surgical procedure a part of your journey? 
No, my weight reduction journey is 100% pure. It required numerous sacrificing my favourite fried meals and previous habits, however in the long run, it made me stronger. After all, I nonetheless have cellulite and hip dips, however I’m pleased with myself for coming this far.

Olivia before and after weight loss

What’s the greatest lesson you’ve discovered to date?
Get your mindset proper for the journey! Weight reduction is greater than bodily modifications to your physique. I discovered lots about myself whereas dropping pounds. I additionally discovered to maintain a constructive mindset as a result of there will likely be days once you really feel like giving up in case you don’t see outcomes quick sufficient.

What recommendation do you have got for girls who wish to shed weight?
Don’t entertain self-doubt and keep constant! We’re our personal greatest critics and are usually arduous on ourselves. As an alternative, study to embrace your physique all through the journey. Additionally, have a look at dropping pounds as a life-style reasonably than some fast repair. 

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