I found solace from my abusive father through food, and I’ve been using food as a way to cope with my feelings since I was 5-years-old. I hid under the bed to eat food, and I cherished it in secret. I loved mostly junk food: pizza, soda, ice cream, and breakfast sandwiches (one of my favourites). At
Growing up, I was always overweight. I never exercised, and I found most of my comfort through food—and not the healthy stuff; my diet was carbs, carbs, and more carbs. (I loved pasta, bread, and potatoes.) But, while I spent most of my life overweight, I also spent that time wanting to lose weight.
Eat a grape, lose weight. It would be awesome if weight loss were that simple. But, alas, no one food can magically deliver all of your weight-loss goals on a silver platter. (Shucks.) Instead, healthy weight loss is all about making a lot of small changes to your nutrition habits—boosting your intake of certain foods, cutting back
Joanne Laird had struggled with obesity for her entire life. She’d tried every diet under the sun, but it wasn’t until last June, when she received the results of an at-home DNA test, that she was finally able to shed the extra pounds. That test was 23andme Health + Ancestry, and Laird credits it as the
Name: Angela Martin Age: 39 Occupation: Stay at home mum Hometown: Hobart, Tasmania Starting weight: 90 kgs Current weight: 65 kgs What prompted you to start your fitness journey, was there a particular moment or realisation? When I had my last baby (number five) I realised pretty quick after she was born that I needed
It should have been the happiest day of her life. But size-22-bride Ebony was secretly heartbroken as she married her soulmate David Saker in January 2016. Five minutes before the wedding cars arrived, the mum-of-two’s photographer had captured a tender moment between Ebony and her toddler daughter Scarlett. But when the photographer proudly showed Ebony
I spent most of my life with an athletic build, but three years ago I started putting on weight—probably for a number of reasons. I wasn’t exercising at all and I wasn’t paying attention to what I was eating (or how much). Basically, if I wanted to eat something, I would. For breakfast, I loved
Name: Sami Rose Age: 31 Occupation: Personal Trainer/Online Coach Hometown: Brisbane Highest weight: 75kg Lowest weight: 49.9kg Current weight: 62-64kg What prompted you to start your health and fitness transformation, was there a particular moment or realisation? Initially I began my weight loss journey when I realised how uncomfortable and self-conscious I felt after gaining weight