An Instagram Food Diary Helped This Woman Drop 6 Stone


A mum credits her daily Instagram food diary to helping her lose six stone [Photo: Instagram/swkerry23]

Want to shape up we know the lose weight drill. Move more, eat less (or just healthier) and hit the gym hard. But one woman credits something else for helping her drop a whopping six stone in just 19 months – creating a daily Instagram food diary documenting every meal she ate.

When Kerry Swift, 27, saw pictures of herself at her son’s christening in October 2014, she decided to start keeping a record of every meal she ate to help inspire her to stick to a healthy diet.

And it worked as the full-time-mum and blogger at Fatkerry’s Blog has managed to drop from 15 st 5lb and a size 22 to 9st 5lb and a size 8 in just over a year and a half.

Speaking of her weightloss journey, Kerry told Daily Mail: “I’d seen other people using Instagram as a food diary and thought it would make me more accountable for what I was eating as well as getting meal ideas.”


Kerry’s transformation pictures [Photos: Instagram/swkerry23]

And Kerry credits her 17.6K followers for keeping her on track with her healthy eating regime.

“It was brilliant to see people inspired by my meals, and putting it out into the public domain definitely helped keep me on track,” she says.

“Every time I was tempted to have a cheat meal, I thought of my followers and would cook something green instead.”


Kerry uploaded pictures of everything she ate to Instagram [Photos: Instagram/swkerry23]

Like many mums, Kerry says she used her pregnancy as an excuse to eat what she liked but after having her son, Oliver, now two, the weight stayed on.

After pictures of herself at Oliver’s christening left her feeling disheartened, she decided to kickstart her healthy eating plan switching takeaways for homecooked meals and joining Slimming World.

And after deciding to post pictures of the healthy meals she was creating on Instagram she started to get positive feedback from her growing number of followers.

“I started gaining more followers and the positive comments from strangers inspired me to keep going,” she explains.

“My food diary was public so I didn’t want to taint my profile with unhealthy takeaways. I knew my followers would notice if I skipped a meal so I was never tempted to cheat.”


Kerry, her husband, Andy and son, Oliver [Photo: Instagram/swkerry23]

Now Kerry hopes that by continuing to post her food diary and workout gym pictures, she’ll help inspire others with their own transformation journey.

“Putting my weight-loss journey out in the public domain kept me on track, so now I’m showing off the results online too,” she told FEMAIL.

“It feels brilliant to be able to be inspiring other people to achieve their goals too.”

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