If you’re looking to shed a few kilos, a nutritionist might tell you start a food diary. This is effective because it encourages you not to purge or eat unhealthy foods because you might be embarrassed to write them down.
So imagine if your food diary was broadcasted to hundreds of people? Yeah, effective, right?
That was the case for 22-year-old Jess Semens from Exeter, Devon in the UK.
After doctors warned Jess, a size 22, that she’d be dead by 35, and after suffering years of bullying, she decided to take action.
She decided she would post photos of all of her meals on Instagram and get people to rate how healthy they were.
She then waits to see the result. It may sound a little bizarre to you, but this method of of weight loss, which is a little ‘virtual food diary’ and a little ‘online food jury’ has seen Jess shed 57 kilograms and shrink six dress sizes in just two years!
Now, she’s a healthy size 12 and is still uploading meals to Instagram as a way to motivate others – and keep her on track!
Jess used to purge on chips and chocolate and fail to consume wholesome meals and fruits and vegetables. These days she preps her food in advance, so that she knows she has a fresh serving of chicken, sweet potato and veggies (for example) on hand each day!
Weigh day today. After FOUR nights out in the past week off plan, I’m praying for a miracle. I’ve decided to be a brat and quit if I haven’t lost X amount of lbs in a month. Struggling with the #slimmingworld concept as opposed to just #healthyeating Trying to combine the two is proving difficult as they have completely contrasting ideas. #progress #journey