REACHING right into a multipack of crisps for a cheeky snack could be the norm for lots of us at residence proper now.
However when Kaitlin Liney was on her 42nd packet of the week, and midnight takeaways have been an everyday meal, she knew her consuming was uncontrolled.
A go to to her GP confirmed her worst fears, Kaitlin — then aged 20, 20st 2lb and a dimension 24 — was on the verge of a coronary heart assault.
Shocked into motion, she swapped crisps for more healthy snacks and joined a health club, losing more than 9st.
She says: “It’s loopy to consider what number of packets of crisps I used to get by way of — I used to be undoubtedly addicted.
“I might really feel completely ravenous and meals was my weak spot — particularly cheese and onion Walkers crisps.
“One packet was by no means sufficient, particularly if I used to be feeling emotional or pressured.
“Sweets, takeaways, chocolate and biscuits have been additionally my downfall.
“Now I’m actually regimented and I strive to not eat alone, so I can keep in verify.”
Kaitlin, 22, who research animal administration at Riseholme School in Lincoln, was obese as a baby and weighed 18st at age 15.
I used to be so wired I ate to cover my feelings
She says: “I used to be at all times generally known as the large youngster. Even in main college I used to be larger than the opposite children.
“However it was throughout GCSEs that my consuming bought uncontrolled. I used to be so wired I ate to cover my feelings.
“Once I’d binge an entire multipack of crisps it might give me momentary reduction, however that quickly wore off.
“I adored chocolate digestives and massive bars of Dairy Milk and Galaxy. However afterwards I’d really feel garbage.
“I hid my insecurity about my weight with my outgoing persona however deep down I hated it.”
It wasn’t till Kaitlin went for a routine check-up along with her GP in June 2018 that she realised she needed to change.
She says: “Once I stepped on the scales, it mentioned 20st 2lb. It was an enormous shock.
“I used to be informed I used to be morbidly overweight and at excessive threat of a coronary heart assault, diabetes and extra — it was an enormous wake-up name.”
Kaitlin confided in her mum, Rachel Liney, 45, a carer, and stepdad, Darren Liney, 55, an agricultural engineer.
She says: “My mum was pretty however sincere, too, and agreed I wanted to kind my weight out.”
Two weeks later, Kaitlin began Slimming World and joined a health club close to her residence in Lincoln.
She says: “It was actually daunting going to train. However my good friend got here with me, which helped.
At first I simply did gentle cardio. As I bought fitter I joined some courses.
“I actually beloved it. I’d hoped to lose 2st in six months, however misplaced over 5, taking me all the way down to 15st.”
Kaitlin additionally pressured herself to surrender the takeaways and multipacks of crisps.
She says: “I swapped crisps for apples at any time when I had a craving. Generally the cravings have been so robust I’d be having a struggle with myself in my head.”
It took Kaitlin 18 months to lose 9st and she or he is a wholesome 11st weight.
She says: “Once I noticed I’d reached my goal weight, I screamed.
“I really feel so a lot better about myself.”