A MUM who ate McDonald’s every day during pregnancy looks unrecognisable after shedding an incredible six stone.
Alex Moore, 24, from Adelaide, Australia, gained five-and-a-half stone while pregnant with her daughter Alora, now 20-months-old.
Alex Moore has revealed the tricks behind her incredible weightloss journey[/caption]
Alex says her transformation was down to changing her diet and a determined exercise regime[/caption]
The mum-of-one became a gym junkie, working out every day[/caption]
The former dental nurse found out she was pregnant at the end of 2019 and about midway through began to eat unhealthily, causing her to pile on the pounds.
Alex said: “I really stacked on the weight – I was working long hours as a dental nurse and would eat McDonald’s at least once a day.
“I was starting early I’d usually get hash brown, egg and bacon muffin and hot chocolate for breakfast.
“And then for lunch I’d order a Quarter Pounder or Big Mac meal, a chocolate sundae and extra chicken nuggets with mayo.
“My mental health throughout most of my pregnancy was fine, however I did struggle towards the end realising how much weight I had gained and not recognising myself.”
Fed up with her “mum tum” and weighing 13st 3lbs, she took on a “strict military regime”, vowing to get into shape by swapping burgers for protein-rich meals.
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Alex launched into daily 5am visits to the gym and walked 6km a day, with each work out taking two-and-a-half hours.
After showing remarkable dedication, the mum-of-one managed to shed six stone in nine months and is now in better shape than before she had children,
The new mum welcomed her daughter in May 2020 – but found herself feeling uncomfortable with her body.
She said: “I didn’t want to go out anywhere to show her off, I just wanted to hide away.
“I felt guilty I’d given birth to a beautiful baby girl but I was so embarrassed about how I looked so never wanted my picture taken with her.
After gaining weight during her pregnancy, she vowed to swap fast food for protein-rich meals[/caption]
Incredible pictures show Alex’s transformation[/caption]
Alex is now in the best shape of her life[/caption]
She hopes other mums are inspired by her journey[/caption]
“I constantly heard was ‘your body will never be the same’ and ‘you will always have a mum tum, learn to love it’.
“I didn’t want to be like that, so I used it as motivation.”
Alex decided that enough was enough and began to get in shape by hitting the gym and overhauling her diet.
She said: “I worked my a** off at the gym going at 5am every morning and going for 6km walks every day.
“At first I was really strict on my diet. I probably went too hard and developed somewhat of an eating disorder.
“I’ve now worked out a healthy relationship with food and exercise.
“Before I was only eating three small meals a day. Now I have larger meals and snacks.
“I don’t really count macros, or calories. I just try to eat mainly whole foods, regularly.
The former dental nurse would go on 6km walks each day[/caption]
Her transformation saw her spend more than two hours in the gym each day[/caption]
The Australian mum shared her incredible results on social media[/caption]
“I eat three main meals a day and have a snack in the morning which may be a protein bar, protein shake or a bit of fruit.
“In the afternoon I snack on a yoghurt but I try to listen to my body.
“I no longer turn down opportunities to eat out, and enjoy treats without guilt.”
Alongside her healthy diet, Alex decided to ditch cardio and HIIT workouts in favour of weight training in a bid to gain lean muscle.
Alex says her meals are now bigger than what they were before – but packed with nutritious ingredients.
So far she has lost six stone – and is healthier than ever.
Her impressive weight loss has even let Alex change careers, swapping dental nursing for the glamourous life of an OnlyFans model.
She said: “I saw it as a good source of income being a single mum having my daughter majority of the time.
“Now I can spend my days with Alora, and still make a good income.”
Alex explained she hopes others feel inspired by her weightloss journey.
She said: “I really want to show other mums what you can achieve when you set goals and are determined enough to achieve them.
“I also want people to know that it’s important not to neglect self-care just because you’re a mother – you’re allowed to treat yourself and do things just for yourself.”
During her pregnancy, Alex was eating McDonald’s every day[/caption]
She wants other new mums that it is possible to achieve results with the right motivation[/caption]
How Alex changed her diet to shed six stone
Breakfast – McDonald’s hash brown, egg and bacon muffin and hot chocolate
Lunch – Quarter Pounder meal or Big Mac meal, a chocolate sundae and extra chicken nuggets
Dinner – Curry, pasta or pizza
Snack – Cereal
Breakfast – 50g oats, square of chocolate, cup of mixed frozen berries
Lunch – 2 pieces of toast with avocado and chilli flakes
Dinner – Chicken/Steak/Pork with veg and rice
Snack – Protein bar/yoghurt/fruit/protein shake