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Young woman who ‘lived on fast food’ reveals how she shed a staggering 26kg of body fat

A young woman from Brisbane who ‘lived on fast food and chips, chocolate and ice cream’ has revealed how she shed 26 kilograms in 24 weeks through hard work and changing up her diet.

Carly Maguire, 22, confessed she tipped the scales at 90 kilograms and had ‘no set diet’ when she knew something had to change.

And so, she joined the HIIT Australia gym frachise, embarked on one of their challenges – and saw the weight drop off until she had lost 25.5 kilograms of pure body fat.

‘I have more energy and more confidence, and I feel more myself than I have done in years,’ Carly told FEMAIL.

Carly Maguire, 22, confessed she tipped the scales at 90 kilograms and had ‘no set diet’ when she knew something had to change (pictured before and after)

Carly 'lived on fast food and chips, chocolate and ice cream' before she shed 26 kilograms in 24 weeks through hard work and changing up her diet (pictured before and after)

Carly ‘lived on fast food and chips, chocolate and ice cream’ before she shed 26 kilograms in 24 weeks through hard work and changing up her diet (pictured before and after)

Speaking about what she did in order to shake the 26kg, Carly said it has been a combination of rigorous training and a dedicated approach to diet.

‘I started at between four and six classes a week at HIIT, which consisted of both strength and cardio,’ she told Daily Mail Australia.

‘They also provide mini daily workouts when you’re on a challenge as well.’

However, once she said she ‘fell in love with the gym’, Carly said she went between six and eight times during the 24 weeks in which she re-defined her physique.

‘At first I was scared and had no self-confidence,’ she recalled. ‘I was terrified at the thought of stepping outside of my comfort zone.   

‘I cried on my first day because I felt so out of place when in reality everyone was there for the same reason as me and probably felt just as scared.’ 

Speaking about how she shed the 26kg, Carly said it has been a combination of rigorous training and a dedicated diet - she trains four to six times a week (pictured in the gym)

Speaking about how she shed the 26kg, Carly said it has been a combination of rigorous training and a dedicated diet – she trains four to six times a week (pictured in the gym)

She said that while she was scared of the gym at first, she soon grew to love it and likes to workout between six and eight times a week if she's feeling her best

She said that while she was scared of the gym at first, she soon grew to love it and likes to workout between six and eight times a week if she's feeling her best

She said that while she was scared of the gym at first, she soon grew to love it and likes to workout between six and eight times a week if she’s feeling her best

'I also changed my diet drastically which helped,' Carly (pictured) said - she said she meal preps once a week and enjoys 80 per cent healthy food and 20 per cent of what she loves

‘I also changed my diet drastically which helped,’ Carly (pictured) said – she said she meal preps once a week and enjoys 80 per cent healthy food and 20 per cent of what she loves

'I plan my meals weekly, which means I eat the same thing every day for the week and then switch it up once a week when I meal prep,' Carly said (pictured before and after)

‘I plan my meals weekly, which means I eat the same thing every day for the week and then switch it up once a week when I meal prep,’ Carly said (pictured before and after)

However, it wasn’t long before the results started to convince the 22-year-old that she was on to a good thing.

‘I also changed my diet drastically which helped,’ Carly said.

‘My day on a plate now varies, but I plan my meals weekly, which means I eat the same thing every day for the week and then switch it up once a week when I meal prep.

‘It sounds boring, but when your meals are things like healthy pizza and lasagne it makes it a lot easier.’

Carly said she follows the ‘flexible dieting’ approach – whereby she can eat whatever she likes, provided it fits into her daily calorie and macronutrient allowance.

‘I probably eat 80 per cent healthy, nutrient-rich foods and 20 per cent of what I like,’ she said.

'My advice to others who want to change is that you should find a style of training that you actually enjoy,' Carly said (pictured before and after)

‘My advice to others who want to change is that you should find a style of training that you actually enjoy,’ Carly said (pictured before and after)

Next, she said you should surround yourself with 'like-minded people' who will help and support you, and if you slip up, make sure you get back on track (pictured at the gym)

Next, she said you should surround yourself with ‘like-minded people’ who will help and support you, and if you slip up, make sure you get back on track (pictured at the gym)

Since embarking on the program, Carly has obviously lost 26 kilograms. 

But more than this, her attitude towards her health and wellness has also changed hugely.

‘My advice to others who want to change is that you should find a style of training that you actually enjoy,’ she said.

‘Finding motivation to train is easy when you genuinely enjoy what you’re doing.’

Next, she said you should surround yourself with ‘like-minded people’ who will help and support you, and if you slip up, make sure you get back on track.

‘Everyone has slip ups and losing weight is not easy,’ she said.

‘But don’t give up the first time you say yes to a chocolate bar. Move on, get back on your meal planning and your training and you’ll get there.’ 

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