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Makeup artist sheds a staggering 35 kilograms in under a year by ditching chocolate milk and chips

A makeup artist from Brisbane has revealed how she shed a staggering 35 kilograms in under a year by ditching chocolate milk and chips and taking up exercise.

Lily Brady tipped the scales at around 104 kilos at her heaviest, when she decided to take charge and do something for the good.

The 23-year-old then downloaded the JS Health app, an app devised by nutritionist Jessica Sepel, and started switching out unhealthy foods for more nutritious options.

Less than one year later, Lily now weighs 69 kilograms and is feeling better than ever.

Lily Brady tipped the scales at around 104 kilos at her heaviest, when she decided to take charge and do something for the good (pictured before and after)

The 23-year-old then downloaded the JS Health app, an app devised by nutritionist Jessica Sepel, and started switching out unhealthy foods for more nutritious options (pictured after)

The 23-year-old then downloaded the JS Health app, an app devised by nutritionist Jessica Sepel, and started switching out unhealthy foods for more nutritious options (pictured after)

Lily told FEMAIL that while she was always a slim and sporty child, she put on weight in her teenage years when she ‘stopped exercising’.

‘During school I was always fairly active. I played basketball for club and school as well as beach volleyball socially,’ she told Daily Mail Australia. 

‘But once school ended I stopped exercising. I joined a gym that I never went to; it was easier to make excuses than to work out.’

Lily told FEMAIL that while she was always a slim and sporty child, she put on weight in her teenage years after school finished when she 'stopped exercising' (pictured before and after)

Lily told FEMAIL that while she was always a slim and sporty child, she put on weight in her teenage years after school finished when she ‘stopped exercising’ (pictured before and after)

Before she knew it, the 23-year-old said she started piling on the weight (pictured before and after) - she said she spent her days comparing herself to friends and cried every night

Before she knew it, the 23-year-old said she started piling on the weight (pictured before and after) – she said she spent her days comparing herself to friends and cried every night 

What is airfrying? 

* An air fryer is a compact appliance that uses convection heating to circulate air around your food.

* The food is held inside in a basket and a fan rapidly moves air around the food, surrounding it in a similar way to food submerged in hot oil in a fryer.

* Conventional ovens work by producing heat from an element. The heat is slowly dispersed through the oven over time. Air fryers use rapid technology. 

* With the air fryer, you don’t need to use any oil at all. It crisps food without oil.

Before she knew it, the 23-year-old said she started piling on the weight. 

‘My mindset at my heaviest weight was in a really bad way,’ she said. 

‘I put on a happy face around friends, but would cry most nights at how unhappy and unhealthy I was. 

‘Everything seemed so unfair. I had friends who could eat the exact same as me and remain a size 8. 

‘I was always comparing myself to others instead of looking out for me.’

Lily said she was ‘sluggish, really lazy and had a pretty negative mindset about a lot of things’.

Lily stumbled upon the JS Health app on Instagram, upon which point she decided to buy it straight away and eat more nutritious food

Lily stumbled upon the JS Health app on Instagram, upon which point she decided to buy it straight away and eat more nutritious food

What was Lily’s day on a plate before? 

BREAKFAST: Avocado toast with bacon and eggs.

LUNCH: Toasted sandwich with ham and cheese and mayonnaise on white bread.

SNACK: Chocolate milk, avocado dip and corn chips.

DINNER: Burger and chips.

DESSERT: Chocolate bar. 

What is Lily’s day on a plate now?

BREAKFAST: Vanilla protein smoothie with berries, matcha, cinnamon, almond milk and spinach with JS Health vitamins.

LUNCH: Lots of greens and some protein to make a Buddha bowl.

SNACK: Homemade protein balls or carrot sticks.

DINNER: Fish and air-fried vegetables or chicken stirfry. 

'I started pre-planning my meals for the week and getting excited about the food I was planning rather than feeling flustered last minute about pulling something together,' she said (pictured before and after)

‘I started pre-planning my meals for the week and getting excited about the food I was planning rather than feeling flustered last minute about pulling something together,’ she said (pictured before and after)

Lily stumbled upon the JS Health app on Instagram, upon which point she decided to buy it straight away.

‘I started pre-planning my meals for the week and getting excited about the food I was planning rather than feeling flustered last minute about pulling something together,’ she said.

‘I began to eat nutritious food and smaller portions and I praised myself for sticking to it.’

Lily also said she joined a gym called ‘Total Fusion’ that works on both the body and mind. 

‘It took a while to change my attitude as before if I didn’t see changes instantly, I would hate and shame myself,’ she said.

'I got fitter and stronger each time I went to the gym, but for me to notice a physical change took a lot longer,' she said - it took four months to lose 15 kilograms (pictured before and after)

‘I got fitter and stronger each time I went to the gym, but for me to notice a physical change took a lot longer,’ she said – it took four months to lose 15 kilograms (pictured before and after)

Slowly and steadily, she got ‘stronger and happier’ mentally – and the weight began to come off. 

‘I got fitter and stronger each time I went to the gym, but for me to notice a physical change took a lot longer,’ she said.

‘I would say it wasn’t until I had lost around 15 kilograms that I truly started to notice change, and that took around four months.’

However, the 23-year-old said she taught herself to be kind to herself ‘rather than picking out my flaws’.

‘I now weigh around 69 kilograms and am trying to step away from the scales and not check them as much,’ she said.

Speaking about her tips for other people who want to shed weight, Lily said the key is that you have to 'love yourself' and tell yourself that 'you are worth nourishing' (pictured now)

Speaking about her tips for other people who want to shed weight, Lily said the key is that you have to ‘love yourself’ and tell yourself that ‘you are worth nourishing’ (pictured now)

Speaking about her tips for other people who want to shed weight, Lily said the key is that you have to ‘love yourself’.

‘Tell yourself that you are worth nourishing,’ she said.

‘The feeling you get from eating well and moving your body is like no other.’

She said she has 'such a positive outlook on life now and it's all come down to loving myself and changing my mentality' (pictured now)

She said she has ‘such a positive outlook on life now and it’s all come down to loving myself and changing my mentality’ (pictured now)

Lily said she has ‘such a positive outlook on life now and it’s all come down to loving myself and changing my mentality’. 

Her second tip is that you should ‘avoid fad diets and trying to achieve overnight results’

‘Realise that you can make small positive changes and become your healthiest self,’ Lily said.

‘It just takes a little longer, but it’s a lifestyle change rather than a diet, so it has no end date.’  

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