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Woman Loses 10 Stone After Ditching 4,000 A Year Chicken Nugget Habit

Woman Loses 10 Stone After Ditching 4,000 A Year Chicken Nugget Habit

A woman lost almost 10 stone after cutting out her daily chicken nuggets, after thinking that if she skipped her dinner, she could get away with having fast food for tea every night.

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.

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Kathryn says she was always the 'big one' in photos when she was younger. Credit: Caters
Kathryn says she was always the 'big one' in photos when she was younger. Credit: Caters

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.

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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.

Kathryn used to eat over 4,000 chicken nuggets a year. Credit: Caters
Kathryn used to eat over 4,000 chicken nuggets a year. Credit: Caters

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.

Now she's changed her eating habits, Kathryn has lost nearly 10 stone. Credit: Caters
Now she's changed her eating habits, Kathryn has lost nearly 10 stone. Credit: Caters

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."

Kathryn now loves the gym. Credit: Caters
Kathryn now loves the gym. Credit: Caters

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.

Featured Image Credit: Caters

Topics: US News, Health

Amelia Ward

Amelia is a journalist at LADbible. After studying journalism at Liverpool John Moores and Salford Uni (don't ask), she went into the world of music. Quickly realising that you can't pay your bills with guestlist, she went back to her roots. In her spare time, Amelia likes music, Liverpool FC, and spending good, quality time with her cat, Paul. You can contact Amelia at [email protected]

 

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