Obese couple shed almost half their body weight in just a year

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Weight loss couple
The couple have lost 22 stone between them [Photo: Caters]

If you think losing weight is hard, spare a moment for Lexi and Danny Reed, who just one year ago weighed a total of 55 stone between them.

While Lexi, 26, weighed 34 stone and six pounds Danny, 28, was 20 stone at his heaviest – and together got through 8,000 calories a day.

But after putting off trying to seriously lose weight year after year, the couple from Indiana, US finally ditched takeaways and junk food and 12 months later have lost a staggering 22 stone.

While Danny lost four stone six pounds, Lexi lost a huge 17 stone.

So what finally inspired them? Lexi realised that her size wasn’t only controlling her life, but her health too.

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They’ve ditched takeaways and fried food [Photo: Caters]

“I had difficulty breathing and I’m pretty sure I was pre-diabetic – people don’t understand how hard it is to be overweight,” she told Mail Online.

“I was once turned away at a theme park because I was too big to fit on the roller coasters, it was humiliating.”

But she said that once they put their minds to it, the weight started to fall off quickly, and that while their relationship once “revolved around” food like Chinese buffets and takeaways they now cook from scratch and make healthy versions of their old favourites.

“In January 2016 my best friend challenged me to not eat out for 30 days, I wasn’t allowed to eat any junk food and for once I stuck to it, and so did Danny,” she explained.

“From there it was so much easier to keep at it and I said to myself that I would be happy with losing seven stone in the first year.

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Lexi and Danny have made healthy versions of their favourite foods [Photo: Pexels]

“Danny was really supportive and we started to make everything from scratch at home, we found alternatives ways of eating food that we loved, so we would still eat pizza but it would be a healthy option.

“I think that’s what made it easier, we didn’t feel like we were depriving ourselves of our favourite foods.”

Besides their diet, they also began hitting the gym between five to six times a week, and started an Instagram account to document their journey.

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They also began hitting the gym – hard [Photo: Pexels]

“We want to encourage people that it is possible to change your life with diet and exercise,” she added.

“You don’t need a trainer, surgery, to spend tons of money on healthy food or supplements.

“You just just need yourself and to put forward hard work and determination.

“Small changes are going to add up to big results.”

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