Elena Goodall was told she would die by the age of 40 if she didn’t turn her life around by losing a lot of weight.
The 29-year-old weighed almost 29 stone at the time of her doctor’s warning in 2015, immediately setting out to transform her life.
Thanks to a fast food diet consisting of a lot of McDonald’s and KFC, Elena had ballooned and had been diagnosed with serious conditions including type 2 diabetes.
“It wasn’t just one large meal each sitting, it was about three I would get through plus some extra chips as well,” she told Australia’s ‘Today’ show. “I just couldn’t stop. It was an addiction.”
Her first step was to undergo some much-needed surgery. After having gastric sleeve surgery (a straightforward weight loss procedure that is increasing in popularity), Elena weighed an impressive 10 stone.
Her incredible 19 stone weight loss was sustained thanks to Elena quitting junk food for good and embarking on some mega fitness tasks.
She even completed one of Australia’s toughest triathlons and hopes to go even further with her exercise regime.
Her daily diet now consists of a green smoothie for breakfast, a boiled egg and raw vegetables for lunch and a dinner of smoked salmon and salad.
“I just want to prove to people that if you reach that point, there is something you can do, and you can save your own life,” she told the Cairns Post.
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