In just sixteen months after discovering that the real reason for her huge weight gain was nothing more than food allergies, a 30 year-old woman has lost a staggering 77lbs! Katrina Buening, from Springfield, Missouri stated that she had many health problems relating to foods and food allergies but did not realise how much harm they were doing her body.
It seems that the food allergies kept her in a constant state of inflammation and it was this that made her gain weight. Being overweight as a child, she started her first diet at 13 years old.
Prior to her weight loss Katrina used to love going out and eating junk food, but an association with an online challenge group meant that she became more accountable for what she ate.
The benefits of losing all the weight mean that she no longer suffers from depression, suicidal thoughts and other health issues. She says that eating clean and balanced meals combined with exercise gives her extra energy every day.
“I have a lot of health issues that are directly related to food allergies.”
“I was eating things that I didn’t realise were hurting my body and this kept me in a constant state of inflammation and when we are inflamed it causes us to gain weight.”
“I did that for a few years and that lead to a 100lbs weight gain.”
“Before that I was always on a diet, even from a young age I was overweight and started my first diet at 13.”
“I believe I always struggled with my weight because of my food allergies but I didn’t start putting the pieces together until about two years ago and – once I figured it out – I saw massive results.”
Her issues with food allergies and weight caused her to suffer from several conditions:
“I developed a long list of health issues, fibromyalgia, hypothyroid, adult acne and arthritis that all led to depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts,”said Katrina.
“I went to three different doctors and they couldn’t figure out what was wrong with me.”
“Two years ago, God led me to an online challenge group that helped me stay accountable long enough for me to start feeling good and see results.”
“I did finally find a doctor to help me figure out what was wrong and my health issues are now all controlled by eating health and exercise.”
Before Katrina started losing weight, she loved eating out and junk food. But now, she is practicing cleaning eating and exercising 25 minutes per day:
“Losing weight has changed my life in every aspect, I went from barely being alive, to living.”
“I was so sick and in so much pain, I was ready to die and thought about how I could take my life.”
“I feel great now, I no longer struggle with suicidal thoughts, depression, anxiety or my other health issues.”
Katrina records her amazing transformation on her blog and Instagram account and says her physical change is so dramatic that even her own family don’t recognise her:
“There are people that don’t even recognise me, even family! I had that happen recently actually at a holiday event,” she said.
“People think you have to spend hours and hours in the gym, but you don’t, I did it in less than twenty-five minutes a day.”
“The key is nutrition but you need to drop the diet mindset, that will just set you up for failure, eat clean and balanced and pay attention to what you are eating.”
“If a food makes you feel lousy, stay away from it and find foods that give you energy.”