Krystal Wall, 33, from Toccoa, Georgia, has shed an impressive nine stone after becoming fed up of missing out on life.

The stay at home mum weighed 23st 11lbs at her heaviest and was used to eating between 3,000 and 5,000 calories a day.

Krystal, who comes from a family that has always struggled with obesity, says she tipped the scales at 14st 4lbs when she was just 11.

As a teenager Krystal says she was called “thunder thighs” but the most hurtful experiences have been since becoming an adult, as she was told she’d never find a man due to her size and admits one person ditched their friendship because she was no longer “another fat girl.”

Mum has turned her life around after deciding to lose weight

Despite this, Krystal married Grant, 36, when she was just 19 but had to lie to him on their honeymoon as he wanted to ride horses but she knew she was over the weight limit.

Krystal said: “During my honeymoon, I was too embarrassed to tell Grant my real weight and I was too heavy to ride the horses. He was really looking forward to this activity and I had to pretend I had a phobia of horses to save myself from embarrassment. I kept onto that for 13 years and just told him recently.”

Eventually, Krystal became fed up of missing out on life and went to the doctor, who in 2016 recommended bariatric surgery.

Unable to afford the treatment, Krystal decided to lose weight on her own and began carefully reducing calories and exercising daily.

Krystal became fed up of missing out on life and went to the doctor

Then in 2018, she started the keto diet, she now fasts for breakfast and consumes between 1,200 and 1,600 calories a day.

Krystal also goes to the gym every morning at 5 am and does 60 to 80 minutes cardio, as well as occasional hikes, cycles, walks or swims.

With a healthy diet and exercise regime, she has managed to lose an amazing 8st 13lb and now weighs a much lighter 14st 12lb which brought her dress size down to a 12.

Krystal said: “I used to have a major issue with sneaking food out of the kitchen and overeating even when I was just a very young child.

Krystal Wall weighed 23st 11lbs at her heaviestĀ 

“I never exercised and had a sedentary life. I remember jumping on the scales when I was just 11 and couldn’t believe I was 14st 4lb.”

She added: “Besides no exercise, for breakfast, it was two big bowls of cereal. Lunch was a big plate of pasta with cheese. Dinner would be something like cheeseburger and fries and then snacks through the day would be cookies, brownies, ice cream, and chocolate.

“I was 23st 11lb at my heaviest and I was miserable, depressed and really hated the way I looked. I was constantly preoccupied about the way other people must have thought about me. This was one of the hardest things. I’d sit in a room and look at everyone and wonder if I was the biggest one there.

“I was constantly trying to sit, walk or stand in a way that made me look as small as possible and this was a huge hindrance on just being able to enjoy life. The grace was knowing I was beautiful, smart and kind and a fantastic mum and these helped me love myself regardless of my weight.”

Krystal shares her incredible results

Speaking about the changes she’s made, the mum explained: “I started to reduce my calories but at first I wasn’t worried about the quality of food sources and plateaued quickly.

“I then changed my diet to keto in December 2018 and I started going to the gym every day at 5 am to do an hour or a little more cardio and I’ve now dropped down to 14st 12lb. Now I’m a dress size 12 and eat about 1,300 to 1,600 calories.”

Her amazing weight loss transformation meant some family members didn’t recognise to begin with.

Krystal said: “My brother Caleb didn’t even recognise me at first when I was at a wedding recently. Usually people are asking me what I’m doing to lose the weight and ask for some pointers.”

She says that weight loss has changed her life and “even enhanced all the things that were already good about living”.

Offering advice to others, Krystal said: “Don’t be afraid to try something new or something that seems too challenging. I always thought it would be impossible to wake at 5am, but I do six days a week and go straight to the gym. I also claimed I’d never been able to give up carbs and sugar and now it feels completely natural to me.

“You are capable of so much more than you know, and you will never know what you can do until you give yourself space to do it. Research is your best friend. Remember that knowledge is power.

“Use what you learn and experiment with it and see how your body reacts. If something doesn’t work, try another way.”

It’s important to note, the NHS recommends consuming 2,500 calories a day for men, and 2,000 calories for women to maintain weight.

The best thing to do if you want to lose weight is to speak to your GP or read up on how to achieve a healthy weight on the NHS website.

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