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Woman, 24, shed SIX stone and kicks her £11,000-a-year takeaway habit during lockdown

An overweight mum has shed five-and-a-half stone during lockdown - by kicking her £11, 000-a-year McDonald's addiction.

Poppy Stainsby, 24, from Kings Lynn, Norfolk, used to gorge on burgers and takeaways everyday and would often blow £30 in a sitting - totalling £10,950 a year.

Her habit left her tipping the scales at 18st and struggling to squeeze into a size 20, but she has slimmed to a size 10 and now weighs a healthier 12st 4lbs after embarking on a lockdown diet and exercise regime. 

Poppy was able to squeeze in two workouts and an evening walk because she was working from home during lockdown.

She used the time she previously spent commuting to follow high-intensity Instagram workouts and taught herself to cook healthily.

Poppy Stainsby, 24, from Norfolk, made it her mission to beat the bulge during lockdown - and shed five-and-a-half stone. Pictured, before her weight loss

The 24-year-old kicked her £11k-a-year McDonalds addiction during the pandemic. Pictured left after, and right, before

Poppy used to gorge on McDonalds and takeaway pizza everyday spending £30 each time - totalling £10,950 a year. Pictured, after her weight loss

'I am amazed at how quickly the weight came off me,' the office clerk said. 'I actually feel confident in myself and I can go for walks without getting out of breath. 

'I've completely transformed my lifestyle - I now cook myself nice meals like salmon and rice and actually exercise.

'I used to get sore feet and get out of breath from just going shopping. Now I go on long walks and bike rides all the time.'

Poppy made the decision to start losing weight in January, after she had had enough of the sore feet and back pain and wanted to get in shape for her wedding in September 2021.

DIET BEFORE 

Breakfast: Maccies egg McMuffin

Mid-morning snack: Chocolate bar and crisps

Lunch: KFC chicken strips and coke, or McDonalds cheeseburger, fries and coke

Afternoon snack: Crisps and chocolate bar

Dinner: Domino's pizza

Evening snacks: Biscuits

DIET AFTER

Breakfast: Overnight oats with fruit

Lunch: Egg or ham salad

Dinner: Salmon and veg or chicken and veg

Snacks: Nectarines, apples

Her habit left her tipping the scales at 18st (pictured, right) and struggling to squeeze into a size 20. Pictured, left, after

Poppy embarked on a lockdown diet and exercise regime and has slimmed to a slender size 10. Pictured, before her weight loss journey

Poppy was able to squeeze in two workouts and an evening walk because she was working from home during lockdown. Pictured, she now weighs a healthier 12st 4lbs 

In the first three months she struggled to shift the pounds and only lost a stone, but after joining Slimming World and having a strict lifestyle change over lockdown, she is now close to her 12 stone target.

Poppy has transformed her lifestyle and no longer binges on takeaways, instead cooking healthy homemade meals with fresh ingredients and regularly doing home workouts. 

Over lockdown she would wake up early, squeeze in a workout before work and then workout again after she finished - and she would often go for a five mile walk around her local area.

Poppy, who now wears crop tops and bikinis without worrying about her body, has even swapped her daily McDonald's for healthy meals like chicken and green beans. 

Poppy has transformed her lifestyle and no longer binges on takeaways, instead cooking healthy homemade meals with fresh ingredients and regularly doing home workouts. Pictured, after the weight loss

Poppy (pictured, before left, and right, after) used to have McDonald's breakfasts as well as KFC lunches and Dominoes dinners, but has now completely scrapped the greasy food

Poppy used to have McDonald's breakfasts as well as KFC lunches and Dominoes dinners, but has now completely scrapped the greasy food.

'And I've been loving doing home workouts all the time. I'm so much more body confident and I'm so glad I finally got myself into shape.

'I can actually walk to the shops or a hill without getting out of breath and hurting my feet. I also just went wedding shopping and can get into a size 10 dress.

'I feel amazing and I am so proud of myself to have achieved this. I feel like the best version of myself.' 

Poppy made the decision to start losing weight in January, after she had had enough of the sore feet and back pain and wanted to get in shape for her wedding in September 2021. Pictured, after, left, and right, before

Poppy now wears crop tops and bikinis without worrying about her body. Pictured, after her weight loss

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