Woman Who Lived Off Junk Food Has Incredible Transformation
Speaking from experience, junk food can certainly be addictive and it can be so hard to ignore the cravings.
And so we're seriously shocked by this one woman's incredible transformation, going from gorging on meals from KFC and McDonald's every single day, to eating healthy and becoming practically half her size!
Elena Goodall, a 29-year-old from Queensland was so overweight that she couldn't tie her own shoelaces and she had been told by doctors that she would be dead within ten years.
This was a result of eating junk food excessively, weighing in at 184 kg, and suffering from type 2 diabetes as well as sleep apnea.
During an interview with channel 9's Today show, Elena spoke about her eating habits saying, "It wasn't just one large meal each sitting, it was about three I would get through plus some extra chips as well.
"I just couldn't stop. It was an addiction."
And so of course the question is, how on earth did she manage to turn her life around?
Elena said that she tried gastric sleeve surgery as well as making changes to her diet and exercise regime.
She also started setting herself a list of goals which included competing in Julia Creek's Dirt n' Dust Festival triathlon during and the Noosa Triathlon in 2016, as well as the Cairns Ironman 70.3.
And honestly, her results are absolutely incredible!
As you all know I will be appearing tomorrow morning on the weekend today show I'm so excited 😆 and I need to say a HUGE HUGE thanks to the crew at @qantas for getting me there the cancellations of flights was looking like I wasn't going to make it out of Brisbane till tomorrow but the guys at @qantas managed to get me on a flight tonight 💕 thank you Qantas amazing effort #busseltonironman #bussoironman2017 #triatlon #triathlete #flight #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #beforeandafter #amazing #ellesroadtobusso
Since her own fitness success has taken off, Elena has created a blog about her own process and is determined to help others who might be in the same position that she was.
"Always have a nice big fruit bowl on your bench and ditch all the unhealthy snacks in the cupboard. Next time you go to grab a quick snack fruit is your only option and although high in sugar it's so much better for you than some of those highly processed snacks you may be choosing instead," Elena writes.
"Plan, plan, plan. I know I harp on about planning but it's so important plan your meals plan times where you're dedicated to having a meal or a snack. I HATE it when I hear people say this is all I have eaten all day and it's 6pm at night. THAT'S NOT GOOD FOR YOU!!
"And if you think it will help lose weight think again your body will start storing food if it doesn't know when it will get food again consistency is key.
"They say as little as half an hour of exercise a day is a good idea, challenge yourself a little do something you usually wouldn't, when I started on this fitness train, I actually did volleyball, it's so much fun and tennis is another great one. Exercise doesn't have to be boring, for some looking at a black line on the bottom of a pool is fun."
And if you're looking for the ultimate motivation to get started on your own transformation, Elena has said that the best way to fuel your fire is setting out to prove wrong the people who said you couldn't do it.
What an inspiring story!