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Dancer Tahnee Sheehan, 24, transforms body by eating six meals a day

Ultra-slim dancer reveals how she transformed her body and built an enviable derrière by making two simple diet and exercise changes

  • Australian dancer Tahnee Sheehan was tired of feeling pressured to be thin
  • Six years ago the 24-year-old transformed her body with two small changes
  • Ms Sheehan lifts weights five times a week and eats at least six times a day
  • Since 2015, she has qualified as a fitness coach and competed as a bodybuilder
  • Ms Sheehan says her life has improved dramatically and feels stronger than ever 

An ultra-slim dancer has created the body she had always dreamed of by lifting weights five times a week and eating at least six meals a day.

Tahnee Sheehan, 24, from the Gold Coast, Queensland, was tired of feeling an ‘immense amount of pressure’ to fit the stereotype of the rake thin dancer without curves.

The petite blonde began to overhaul her diet and training regime in 2015, and in the six years since she has qualified as an online fitness coach and now competes as a professional bodybuilder in WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) contests.

Ms Sheehan came second in the Australian professional division in 2019 and earned ‘pro’ status that same year.

Tahnee Sheehan (pictured) was tired of feeling an ‘immense amount of pressure’ to fit the stereotype of the rake thin dancer with scarcely a single curve

The ultra-slim blonde began to overhaul her diet and training regime in 2015

The ultra-slim blonde began to overhaul her diet and training regime in 2015

Since then, Ms Sheehan (pictured in 2021) has qualified as an online fitness coach and now competes as a professional bodybuilder in WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) contests

Since then, Ms Sheehan (pictured in 2021) has qualified as an online fitness coach and now competes as a professional bodybuilder in WBFF (World Beauty Fitness and Fashion) contests

Tahnee’s day on a plate

Breakfast: Two eggs and smashed avocado

Post-training snack: Rice cakes, protein shake or a piece of fruit

Lunch: Double serving of grilled chicken, rice and vegetables or fish, potatoes and vegetables

Dinner: Homemade chicken pizza

Dessert: Protein oats with peanut butter

She has set her sights on taking gold this October to win the Australian Champion title.

Ms Sheehan achieved her dramatic transformation by training five times a week, with three of those sessions dedicated to her lower body and two focused on her upper body.

She also goes for daily morning walks to clear her head and take care of her mental health.

But she said the change that made the biggest difference to her physique was reshaping her relationship with food.

‘A lot of girls are frightened to eat, but a little bit of discomfort now pays off well in the end,’ Ms Sheehan told Daily Mail Australia.

Throughout her dancing career, she said she followed an ‘extreme approach’ to wellbeing that would involve either a ‘completely clean diet’ or a period of falling totally off track.

Ms Sheehan said hiring a personal trainer and following well-rounded fitness influencers on Instagram who focus on building muscle rather than losing weight helped her to become the healthiest version of herself.

Hiring a personal trainer and following well-rounded fitness influencers on Instagram who focus on building muscle rather than losing weight helped Ms Sheehan (pictured) to become the healthiest version of herself

Hiring a personal trainer and following well-rounded fitness influencers on Instagram who focus on building muscle rather than losing weight helped Ms Sheehan (pictured) to become the healthiest version of herself

The 24-year-old (pictured) trains five times a week and eats at least six meals a day

The 24-year-old (pictured) trains five times a week and eats at least six meals a day

Ms Sheehan (left, in 2015, and right, in 2020) urges women to let go of their fear of lifting weights and eating more frequently, insisting doing so will not make you 'bulky'

Ms Sheehan (left, in 2015, and right, in 2020) urges women to let go of their fear of lifting weights and eating more frequently, insisting doing so will not make you ‘bulky’

‘I was able to create the perfect balance of reaching my goals and enjoying life along the way as well by minimising restriction and maximising results,’ she added.

Ms Sheehan urges women to let go of their fear of lifting weights and eating more frequently, insisting doing so will not make you ‘bulky’.

‘You wish it was that easy!’ she said.

‘Building muscle takes years, you don’t bulk up overnight. Eating enough food to fuel your sessions will help create the shapes you’ve been dreaming for, but it takes consistency to get there.’

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk