Today's story is about a young girl who was getting seriously obese - to the point where her weight started to negatively affect her health and relationship. That is why Kate Writer decided to get serious about her health, and completely overhauled the amount and type of food she consumed. She also added more cardio and exercises to her daily routine, all of which helped her to eventually achieve her goal of losing 150 pounds over a period of 9 months.
Here is a photo of Kate Writer, the girl who lost 150 pounds over a 9-month period. Obviously, this photo has been taken she started her extreme weight loss journey. You won't believe your eyes how much better and healthier she looks today.
Kate was a big foodie - she wanted to eat all kinds of different food, including sadly, the bad variety, such as processed and fast food. As with all people of her (past) weight, she probably consumed a lot of sugary drinks as well.
Although her boyfriend Nick was satisfied with how his relationship with Kate was going (and he never took an issue with her weight), Kate wanted more. She wanted to make her boyfriend be proud of her, and she wanted to improve her health.
What gave Kate the biggest "boost" to her motivation, was the health problems and all the pain she started feeling in her daily life. Being that much overweight can put a lot of strain on your knees and other joints in the body.
One of the most basic changes Kate implemented in her diet, was to start watching out for the number of calories she consumed. This is also known as the "calories-in, calories-out" method of weight control. People doing this need to watch not to go too low in their deficits.
According to some estimates, Kate weighted around ~290 pounds or so. After her weight loss, she went under ~140 pounds, which is a shocking amount to lose. You can see in the above photo how loosely her old clothes are fitting her now.
Today, Kate is healthier than ever, and she has tried to incorporate exercise in her work life as well - by becoming a PE training, which means that she now exercises not just to keep her body in shape, but to earn her living as well. That's a great combination.
Looking at her older photos, you could never tell that Kate is just 25 years old. That is because being overweight takes a heavy toll on the body, but today, after her weight loss, Kate looks younger and better than ever before.
In one of the previous paragraphs, it was mentioned that calorie counting was one of the foundations of Kate's weight loss. Still, she also incorporated a lot of exercising, and even weight lifting into her daily routines, which helped to speed up her weight loss.
According to some of the photos that are available of Kate, she has dropped five dress sizes - just imagine going from a size XXL to an S or XS - that's how much weight Kate has lost. What's even better is that she is able to maintain her goal weight, which isn't always easy to do.
Kate was so unhealthy during certain times in her life, that some days her breakfast was an energy drink couples with a chocolate bar. Eating like this is not only fattening but also very unhealthy. Everyone needs to eat whole-foods in order to be able to get all the needed vitamins in minerals.
Apart from being a PE trainer, Kate is also a fan of CrossFit - a type of series of workouts that is a global phenomenon in terms of how popular it is. People that need to lose weight don't need to do CrossFit though - any type of exercise, including walking, is good enough.
Apart from her unhealthy breakfast, the rest of Kate's day was also pretty bad in terms of the overall food quality. She would be snacking on junk food for the whole day, and then end the night by having two dinners - one from McDonald's, and the other home-cooked.
Here is a photo of Nick and Kate together, after Kate's weight loss. Even though Nick never objected to Kate's previous excess amount of weight, you can clearly see in these new photos that he is much happier and probably very proud of his girlfriend's weight loss.
Almost all overweight and obese people consume a lot of their calories via sugary drinks. The reason for that is that drinking your calories is much easier than eating them - drinking several cans of soda can be quite easily done, in comparison to having to eat a pound of potatoes or rice.