A woman who weighed 170kg and was humiliated by a cruel Tinder date who told her to ‘eat a salad’ has shed over 84kg and six dress sizes in a stunning transformation.
Hannah Bean, 23, excitedly sat in a café in her hometown of Perth, waiting to meet a man for the first time after the pair had matched on the online dating app Tinder.
The young woman, who at her heaviest weighed 170kg (26st 10lbs) and wore a size 26, said she had been speaking to him regularly via video chat, telephone calls and text messages for three months before they finally decided to meet in person.
Being her very first Tinder date, Hannah said she was a ‘bundle of nerves’ but extremely excited to meet the mystery man – but was horrified after learning her date had seen her and done a runner.
Hannah Bean, 23, from Perth, lost 84kg and went from a size 26 to a size 12-14 after a Tinder stood her up and told her to ‘eat a salad’ (pictured before the weight loss)
Hannah (pictured after losing weight) went from 170kg to 86kg after the cruel message. She said life had changed for her
Hannah had been talking to her Tinder match via video chat and had sent him pictures, yet he said she looked nothing like her profile (pictured before the weight loss)
Feeling more confident, Hannah’s weight ‘melted’ after she put herself on a high-protein diet and started going to the gym regularly (pictured after the weight loss)
Instead, Hannah received a shocking cruel text from him that read ‘I walked in and you look nothing like your photos. Do yourself a favour, eat a salad and lose some weight’.
Feeling crushed, Hannah said she stayed off Tinder for a long time and instead began focusing on her own journey of self-love, mental wellness and weight loss – and has since undergone a stunning transformation.
She’s now lost an incredible 84kg (13st 3lbs) and dropped six dress sizes, and now feels happier and more confident than ever flaunting her brand new 86kg [13st 7lbs], size 12-14 physique – and has even started dating again.
Hannah, who plans to study paramedic science, said: ‘I’d been talking to this guy for three months before we decided to meet up.
At her heaviest, Hannah was addicted to food and said she didn’t have a off switch, and would spend most of her time eating
Feeling lighter: Hannah said she was always on the heavy side and used to be bullied for her weight but now receives compliments instead of digs
‘I felt like we’d really gotten to know each other, and we had sent pictures of ourselves, video chatted, talked on the phone and text each other almost daily.
A snap of Hannah’s old Tinder profile. Her date claimed she looked nothing like she did in her pictures in real life
‘Although I was self-conscious of my weight, he knew exactly what I looked like, so I felt okay meeting up with him for the first time.
‘He picked a place and I was sitting there waiting for him. I was excited.
‘But then I got a text saying that he walked in and saw me already. He told me I looked nothing like my pictures and that I needed to eat a salad and lose some weight.
‘I was so ashamed and embarrassed. I started crying right there in the café.
‘I never heard from him again. It was horrible and I stayed off Tinder for a long time after that.’
Brave Hannah said she had ‘always been overweight’ ever since she was a child and was bullied throughout her entire schooling career due to her size.
At her heaviest, the young woman said she was addicted to soft drink and guzzled up to six litres of lemonade a day – while also downing entire packets of crisps and sweets.
She said: ‘Up until now, I don’t think I’ve ever been a healthy weight in my entire life.
‘I was always overweight as a child and so much bigger than all the other kids my age.
‘Puberty happened and I started putting on more weight very quickly.
‘I got bullied a lot for my weight a lot, especially in high school. It was so hard.
‘After my stepdad passed away when I was 15, I rapidly piled on weight and reached 110kg.
Looking lovely: Hannah said she eventually went back on Tinder after the weight loss and was swarmed with matches
Hannah’s Tinder profile description after the weight loss, where she proudly announces she’s shed 83kg
‘My mum and I were sad about the loss. I started to comfort eat a lot and it continued into a toxic spiral.’
In her late teens, Hannah’s poor eating habits caught up to her – with doctors warning she would not live another two years if she continued to gain weight.
Faced with this harsh reality, Hannah knew she had to make a real change and in 2016 she completely overhauled her diet and began working out regularly at the gym.
Hannah said: ‘I was having a lot of health problems. I had high blood pressure and was pre-diabetic.
Hannah plans to study paramedic science. Picture during her weight loss
The young woman said she used to be addicted to lemonade, and would drink six litres of fizzy sugary drinks a day (pictured after her weight loss)
‘My doctor told me that my heart was going to give up and that I would be dead in two years if I kept going the way I was.
‘I hated the body that I was in. It was a massive turning point for me.
‘I used to drink four to six litres of lemonade a day. I was addicted. Now I can’t even drink a sip without feeling sick, it’s just too sugary.
‘Lollies and chips were a big thing for me. I’d buy a packet or two of each a day and go through them in five minutes.
Hannah (pictured before losing the weight) was warmed about her weight by her doctor, who told her her heart was at risking of giving up
Hannah (pictured after losing the weight) put herself on a keto-like diet – high in protein, low in carbs – and took up cheerleading to lose the kilos
‘I didn’t have an off switch and was always hungry.
‘But I started eating healthier meals that were mostly keto-inspired, which meant they were high-protein and low-carb.
‘I started going to the gym and doing cheerleading to get extra exercise. The weight started melting off.’
After losing an amazing 55kg [8st 9lbs] naturally through diet and exercise, Hannah said she reached a plateau – so opted for to undergo gastric sleeve surgery in October 2018, which helped her lose another 29kg [4st 7lbs] over the next seven months.
The young woman would munch on lollies and chips and would go through packs within five minutes (pictured before the weight)
Hannah said she was still getting used to being complimented on her appearance but said she felt great
Now the inspirational young woman is happier and healthier than ever – and said her incredible weight loss will help make her dreams of becoming a paramedic come true.
Hannah added that despite the Tinder man’s cruel comments, she has not let it deter her from finding love and is happily back on the dating scene.
She said: ‘Life had totally changed for me. I wake up everyday feeling amazing.
‘It’s quite a surreal experience when I finally went back on Tinder and started getting all these matches.
Hannah’s diet before
Breakfast: High sugar cereal and toast with a cup of coffee containing four sugars
Mid-morning Snack: Chips, sushi, cheese and crackers, milkshake
Lunch:A large take away meal from a fast food restaurant, with a pack of salt and vinegar chips, chocolate bar and bottle of juice
Afternoon snack: Popcorn, nut bar, yogurt and peanut butter sandwich on white bread with lots of butter
Dinner: Whatever was being cooked as a family meal and a big portion
Dessert: A family block of chocolate, packet of chips and lollies
Beverages: four- six litres of lemonade
Hannah’s diet after
Breakfast: Eggs or protein shake or yogurt with fruit and a cup of black tea
Mid-morning Snack: Cheese and crackers or vegemite on crispbread with a cup of roobis tea
Lunch: Soup or salad and protein (eg Chicken) ½ cup portion Afternoon snack: Fruit Platter with crackers and dip
Dinner: Healthy meal either Soup, vegetables and meat or vegetables and salad
Dessert: Handful of Nuts or one square of chocolate
Beverages: Water, tea.
‘I’m really not used to the compliments about my appearance, but it makes me feel great.
‘My biggest thing about losing the weight was so I could achieve my dream of being a paramedic.
‘I always wanted to help people, but I never felt I could do it before due to my size.
‘Now I’m more motivated than ever to achieve my dreams. I’m excited for the future.’
Excited for the future: Hannah (pictured after the weight loss) said she was more motivated than ever to achieve her dreams