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Sydney mother-of-two loses 20 kilos in two months

A mother-of-two has defied her weight loss condition and lost 20 kilos in just two months. 

Emma Taylor, 39, from Sydney, has managed to wear a bikini for the first time in her life after being told by a shop assistant she was too big to buy clothes. 

‘I live near the beach and would not go as I hated being in swimmers, I would wear pants even though I live in one of the hottest places in Australia,’ she said,

‘Losing the weight was like a breath of fresh air. I had energy I had not had for year, even though I had sceptics telling me I had lost it too quickly.’

Emma Taylor, 39 from Sydney, has managed to wear a bikini for the first time in her life after being told she was too big to buy clothes

At her heaviest she weighed 78 kilos and wore a dress size 18, classing her in the obese BMI category for her height. She felt she looked ‘frumpy’ and ‘terrible’, compared to her older ‘sexy friends’.

Being larger left her uncomfortable and self-conscious about the clothing she wore, even driving a wedge between her and friends.

‘I was jealous of how nice they looked in clothes. How healthy they looked, the energy they had. I just felt awkward around them,’ she said.

‘They ate and drank heaps where I was not a big eater and drank a lot less but things like this were good for me, because it made me fight and want to be healthier and slimmer.’

At her heaviest she weighed 78kg and wore a dress size 18, classing her in the obese BMI category for her height (left before)

At her heaviest she weighed 78kg and wore a dress size 18, classing her in the obese BMI category for her height (left before)

Being larger left her uncomfortable and self-conscious about the clothing she wore, even driving a wedge between her and friends (right after)

Being larger left her uncomfortable and self-conscious about the clothing she wore, even driving a wedge between her and friends (right after)

Emma would go home early on nights out because she felt so awful compared to her slimmer friends. 

‘I just felt terrible all the time. I hated photos and always hid behind things for them,’ she said.

‘Once when I went shopping with a friend, the lady in the shop told me that she had nothing to fit me, while my friend tried and bought many things, which was embarrassing.’ 

DIET BEFORE

Breakfast – Cereal

Snack – Biscuit

Lunch – Sandwich with ham, cheese, tomato and mayo

Snacks – Small pack of crisps

Dinner – Meat, veg, potato, corn, pumpkin.

Dessert – Ice cream or chocolate (not all the time)

Evenings – Wine  

DIET AFTER

Breakfast – Fruit or Eggs

Snacks – Mini toast with chopped tomato, onion and seasoning

Lunch – Green salad and prawns, fish or lentils with lemon, lime or apple cider vinegar

Snacks – Homemade celery soup or celery with seasoning

Dinner – Meat or chicken and green or white veg or curries with konjac rice

Dessert – A cup of fruit tea  

'I just felt terrible all the time. I hated photos and always hid behind things for them,' she said

‘I just felt terrible all the time. I hated photos and always hid behind things for them,’ she said

This is what led Emma to finding a diet that would work for her, the 123Diet, which claims to block sweet tastes and reduce appetite, alongside switching to a balanced calorie-controlled diet. 

Previously Emma battled both polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Hashimoto’s syndrome. They both affects the thyroid, both of which can cause weight gain and make it difficult to lose. 

After her weight loss Emma now weighs a svelte 57 kilos and feels like she is finally able to wear a bikini. 

'I was at my daughter's school a couple months back when I heard a child say to my daughter "wow your mum is young and dresses so well",' she said

‘I was at my daughter’s school a couple months back when I heard a child say to my daughter “wow your mum is young and dresses so well”,’ she said

Previously Emma battled both polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Hashimoto¿s syndrome which made it difficult to lose weight

Previously Emma battled both polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Hashimoto¿s syndrome which made it difficult to lose weight

Previously Emma battled both polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and Hashimoto’s syndrome which made it difficult to lose weight

After her weight loss Emma now weighs a svelte 57 kilos and feels like she is finally able to wear a bikini

After her weight loss Emma now weighs a svelte 57 kilos and feels like she is finally able to wear a bikini

‘Those that tell me it is not safe to lose weight like that have been told this by diets that can’t do it,’ she said. 

‘I don’t have Hashimoto’s disease any more, something doctors told me would never go away. I can work an easy 16-hour day if need be. Seven days a week I am full on with energy, I have never been so healthy.’

Although while she was losing weight Emma felt like it took forever, she looks back now and realises that it was all worthwhile. 

‘If it had taken years to lose the weight after a few months I would have given up, so this has been life changing.’ 

'Those that tell me it is not safe to lose weight like that have been told this by diets that can't do it,' she said (left)

‘Those that tell me it is not safe to lose weight like that have been told this by diets that can’t do it,’ she said (left)

Although while she was losing weight Emma felt like it took forever, she looks back now and realises that it was all worthwhile

Although while she was losing weight Emma felt like it took forever, she looks back now and realises that it was all worthwhile

Emma was told about her medical conditions when she was 21 and tried everything she could to lose weight before stumbling upon the 123Diet in 2012.

‘I had tried so many diets without success. Having a program to follow and see fast results kept me motivated,’ she said.

‘If I have to wait a month to lose a kilogram I lose interest but seeing the grams drop every day got me excited and motivated to keep going.’

Using her shopping shame to motivate her and the need to drastically overhaul her lifestyle, she managed to lose weight.

Emma was told about her medical conditions when she was 21 and tried everything she could to lose weight before stumbling upon the 123Diet in 2012

Emma was told about her medical conditions when she was 21 and tried everything she could to lose weight before stumbling upon the 123Diet in 2012

Emma believes her life has completely changed since then – everything from her confidence to her energy levels have vastly improved.

Emma believes her life has completely changed

Emma believes her life has completely changed

‘I am confident. I can walk into a shop and grab clothes without even trying them on, to the point I even online shop,’ Emma said.

‘I was at my daughters school a couple months back when I heard a child say to my daughter “wow your mum is young and dresses so well” – that was so cool to hear and my kids love to hear it too.

‘I am very social so being tiny and slim would not work for me, but comfortable and having a few wines with a bit of cheese and not being unsocial is great too.’

Now Emma wears clothes in sizes eight and 10 and eats clean during the week while eating out and having a few drinks on the weekend.

‘Best thing though, I love supporting those that need to lose weight. Unless you have been there, you will never understand. I never get bored of listening to weight loss success,’ she said.



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