Katie Dolan knew it was time to change her life when her doctor recommended gastric surgery
A SUPERMARKET worker who binged on fast food every day has shown off her incredible nine stone weight loss and she claims its transformed her sex life.
Katie Dolan, 26, from Cornwall, wouldnt let her boyfriend see her naked because of her body hangups.
As she became unhappy in her career, Katie began binge eating for comfort and could gorge herself on up to three takeaways daily.
Worryingly, she ballooned to an unhealthy 23 stone as she could put away 8,000 calories in just 24 hours.
Katie remembered what life was like at 24 stone, remarking: I was too lazy to exercise and I never cooked.
Gary and I would eat takeaway curries, Chinese or pizzas every single night.
I was a proper secret eater and some days I would have three takeaways a dayI was spending a fortune on food.
Not only did her weight begin to pose a threat on Katies health, it also affected her relationship with her boyfriend Gary Ballard.
She recalled:The bigger I got, the more my confidence suffered.
I was so self-conscious all the time and I started to develop pretty serious anxiety. I just wanted to hide myself away.
It put a real strain on our relationship and meant I couldnt trust him because of my own insecurities.
I never ever got undressed in front of him and when it came to being intimate the lights would have to be off and I would keep most my clothes on. It created a real barrier between us.
As Katies weight peaked, a medical professional asked her to consider getting a gastric band to help her shift some pounds.
Determined to get fit without surgery, the supermarket worker made it her mission to turn her life around.
She said:I told the doctor then and there that I was determined to prove I could do it myself. It was a real turning point for me. I completely changed the way I was living my life.
Katie joined Weight Watchers and learned to prepare meals for herself.
She was involved in a car crash one month into her weight loss journey, but she didnt let this stand in her way.
Not only has she managed to shift an impressive nine stone, her change in diet has also improved her body confidence.
She said: My relationship with Gary is so much better. He is amazing. He has been by my side every step of the way supporting me.
Before I was too lazy to do anything but now, we go out all the time.
We are so much closer than we have ever been. I trust him completely and we can be a lot more intimate. It is amazing.
Katie isnt the only super-slimmer to show off her dramatic transformation.
One fashion fan revealed how she lost seven stone to fit into her dream dress by giving up junk food.
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