A student has shown her incredible body transformation after eating her fast food habit to qualify for breast reduction surgery for which she was too unhealthy.
Admin employee Ashlee Higham, 23, originally from the UK but now living in Melbourne, has never considered herself overweight until she saw photos of herself after traveling back home in June 2017.
She had just moved to a counter where she was working up to seven hours a day as a former driver in the store and had not seen the weight crawl.
A student has shown her incredible body transformation after eating her fast food habit to qualify for breast reduction surgery for which she was too unhealthy (left before and immediately after)
Admin employee Ashlee Higham, 23, originally from the UK but now living in Melbourne, never considered herself too heavy until she saw photos of herself after a trip
She also ate McDonald's or KFC at least four times a week, loved eating fried foods, and spent her weekends drinking and eating out without exercise to counteract her sedentary lifestyle.
& # 39; I avoided any kind of physical activity and refused to eat fruits and vegetables, but I had never considered myself that big until I looked at those photos, & # 39; Ashlee said.
& # 39; I was ashamed and for the first time I noticed stretch marks on my stomach and started to change.
& # 39; I had incredibly low self-confidence. I could not wear anything that I wanted and always picked up clothes in the largest size I could get, purely to hide my body shape. & # 39;
She was eating McDonald & # 39; s or KFC at least four times a week, loved eating fried foods, and spent her weekends drinking and eating out without exercise
Ashlee & # 39; s decision to change a lifestyle came when she was too heavy at 9 pm to qualify for breast reduction because her body mass index was too high.
She had wanted breast reduction since she was 14 because of the severe back pain that her K-cup breasts caused her.
& # 39; After being told that I was not eligible for a breast reduction on the public waiting list, I was determined to make sure that I stayed below that threshold, & # 39; Ashlee said.
Determined to lose weight so that she could get her run-down operation, Ashlee went to the gym five times a week and dumped her junk food habits in favor of healthy chicken with vegetables.
Ashlee & # 39; s diet now
Breakfast: Greek yogurt and berries
Lunch: grilled chicken and baked potatoes
Dinner: Chicken fillet with rice, spinach and cherry tomatoes with Greek yogurt with fruit or a bagel with honey for dessert
Snacks: fruit, protein bars and rice
Ashlee & # 39; s diet sooner
Breakfast: A McDonald & # 39; s chocolate frappe, egg and bacon McMuffin, hash brown and sometimes a slice of banana bread
Lunch: a dish with wedges and a meat pie or sausage roll
Dinner: oven fries and a chicken Kiev or burger or pizza with ice cream or cake for dessert
Snacks: chips, cookies and muffins
& # 39; After being told that I was not eligible for a breast reduction on the public waiting list, I was determined to make sure that I stayed below that threshold, & # 39; said Ashlee (now pictured)
& # 39; Gaining such a strict deadline and weight that I needed to achieve was incredibly motivating. Knowing that I was the only person who kept myself from getting it made me keep going, & she said.
& # 39; I went to the gym five times a week.
& # 39; In the beginning I sat on the bike or the elliptical for about half an hour or occasionally threw in a few machines. A few months after my trip, I participated in an eight-week challenge at my gym, which gave me strength training every day. & # 39;
Ashlee then developed a love for training and began researching workouts and training split, watching YouTube videos and designing her own training program.
Ashlee reached her target weight and went under the knife in September 2018 to become a C-cup (before and after her operation)
Ashlee reached her target weight and went under the knife in September 2018 to become a C-cup.
Now a size of six to eight instead of a size 16, she is working on running her first half marathon.
& # 39; I used to be someone who ate insane amounts of junk and avoided any form of physical activity. Now I am someone who still occasionally enjoys junk food, but also appreciates the nutritional and functional properties that food offers me, & she said.
Ashlee now goes to the gym six to seven times a week to work on both strength and cardio, something she struggled with at the start of her journey.
Now a size of six to eight instead of a size 16, she is working on running her first half marathon
& # 39; Instead of going all-in, making small changes and gradually adjusting your lifestyle where you would like to be & # 39 ;, she said
& # 39; I have much more confidence in myself and am still in shock about how much my body and mental condition has changed & she said.
& # 39; It took a long time to participate in my routine and get to the podium where I like to go to the gym, but it has been worth it.
& # 39; Start small. Add in a twenty-minute walk or stop eating your daily muffin. The smallest change can make such a huge difference in the beginning & # 39; n.
& # 39; Instead of going all-in, implement small changes and gradually adjust your lifestyle to where you would like to be. & # 39;
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