Woman Loses 10 Stone After Ditching 4,000 A Year Chicken Nugget Habit
Of course, this wasn't the case. Kathryn Mulkern, 39, started to pile on the weight, as well as struggling with anxiety and depression because of her unhealthy lifestyle.
At her lowest point, the office worker, from Maine, USA, was having a sausage and egg McMuffin for breakfast every day on the way to work.
She'd then skip lunch - thinking it would make up for it - before having 20 McNuggets, a double cheeseburger and fries for her tea. That adds up to over 4,000 nuggets a year.
She says every so often she'd mix it up and have a Burger King instead.
Then she would snack on ice cream, doughnuts and cakes at night. Sounds like the dream, but eating such an unbalanced diet soon led to health problems for Kathryn.
She was told by doctors that her lifestyle was having a hugely detrimental effect on her body. She was warned that her blood pressure was dangerously high, and her cholesterol levels had sky rocketed.
She decided enough was enough, joining Weight Watchers in an attempt to take control of her eating.
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Five years later and Kathryn shed nearly 50 percent of her body weight. Now a keen gym-goer, she lost nine stone and five pounds, dropping six dress sizes.
Having found a love for weight lifting, as well as the outdoors, her new lifestyle has meant that she has managed to maintain her huge weight loss, sticking at 10st 3lbs.
Kathryn said: "I feel disgusted by what I used to eat; I was slowly killing myself with every bite.
"As the weight dropped, I was shocked by what the human body was capable of and fell in love with lifting weights.
"It isn't about the number on the scales anymore for me, it is how I feel on the inside - which is healthy and good. I feel blessed to be alive.
"I am from an Italian and Irish background, so our diet was full of pasta and breads. It was so good for the soul, but not for my body."
She added that when she left home, her eating habits came with her.
She said: "It was easier to grab a McDonalds on my way to work and on my return. I knew I was obese, but I thought if I skipped lunch then it would be OK to stuff my face in the evening."
Her diet now consists of black coffee, protein shakes, fruit, veg and chicken. She still treats herself to a doughnut on a Friday.
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