Check out 24 year old Olivia Shanks who studied at Radford University.
Like many college students, Olivia gained the freshman 15 and many more after.
Which led to her weighing 255 pounds by her junior year.
One day she discovered that going up a flight of stairs was difficult and was disgusted on how sweaty she got just by walking to class so she decided to get her health right.
She’s gone from a size 22 to a size 8-10.
Way to go Olivia! We are extremely proud of you!
If you are wondering how Olivia did it, here is what she said:
'I got serious about my eating habits and got active.
I stopped eating fast and going out to eat. I started eating from home every day.
I started meal prepping weekly until I was disciplined to eat without slipping up or binge eating.’
Over time, the food I once craved, I no longer thought about.
My advice to those who want to lose a significant amount of weight is to trust the process.
Surround yourself with like-minded people and positivity.’
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