Christina Jordan, 40, from Arizona, lost 134lbs naturally after being 271lbs for as long as she could remember.
However, through learning to eat healthily, exercise regularly and embrace a healthier lifestyle, Christina managed to lose a huge 134lbs and kept it off with the help of her family.
"I would sneak away from high school and eat an entire bag of bagels in my car," she told our sibling YouTube channel, Truly. As she got older and became a mother, the situation didn't improve: her obesity made her lose her vision whilst she was carrying her baby down the stairs, causing the child to fall.
It made her realize that losing weight "wasn't looking a certain way or weighing a certain magic number, it’s really life or death".
Watch Christina's inspiring weight loss journey below:
After this incident, she decided to change her life to be healthier for her children. Christina then went to nutrition school to try and learn why she couldn’t lose weight after six different doctors couldn’t figure it out.
Going back to school ‘transformed’ her whole life as she learnt that she didn't need to starve herself and instead had to eat ‘more real foods’. She is now a Master Nutritionist and helps people lose weight by fixing their relationship with food.
Christina and her family can be seen blending up smoothies full of fresh fruit and spinach (using, of course, one of the best blenders) and working out together. This is great for motivation: research from the experts at Tohoku University (opens in new tab), Japan examined Dutch and Japanese marriages and found the couple's body shapes and risk of lifestyle-induced diseases also matched each other quite closely.
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Matt Evans is an experienced health and fitness journalist and News Editor at Fit&Well, covering all things exercise and nutrition on the Fit&Well website. Matt originally discovered exercise through martial arts: he holds a black belt in Karate and remains a keen runner, gym-goer, and infrequent yogi. His top fitness tip? Stretch.
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