Takeaway-loving woman drops 10 dress sizes after holiday of a lifetime 'ruined' by weight

Francesca Specter
Yahoo Style UK deputy editor
Amy Hodgson pictured before (left) and after her weight loss. [Photo: SWNS]

A woman who used to eat five takeaways a week has lost five stone – over a third of her body weight – after a holiday was ruined due to her size.

Amy Hodgson, 24, weighed 14 stone (st) 12 pounds (lbs) before her weight loss, and was a dress size 16/18.

She refused to pose for photos with her boyfriend during a trip to Iceland, because she was so worried about her size.

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Amy Hodgson pictured before (right) her weight loss in Iceland, and after. [Photo: SWNS]

The 5”4 teacher, who comes from Liverpool, says her trip to Iceland with her boyfriend Jonathan was “ruined” after she was handed an XXL sized robe.

She said: “Visiting Iceland was supposed to be the trip of a lifetime, but I felt like it’d been ruined because of how I felt about my weight.

“I felt embarrassed to be in a swimsuit and that’s just not me at all – before I gained weight I was so confident and comfortable with myself.

"When we went to collect our robes I was handed an XXL – the same size as Jonathan,” she added.

Amy Hodgson was so unhappy with the way she looked on the holiday of a lifetime that she barely took any photographs. [Photo: SWNS]

After Amy returned from holiday, her sister asked her to join Slimming World – and this was the motivation she needed to drop the weight.

She said: “I decided to stop putting it off and just went for it. I’d tried so many diets in the past but they were all quick fixes – I knew if I wanted to get rid of the extra weight for good I had to make changes for life.”

The diet proved “a revelation” for Amy, who says she “couldn’t believe how much [she] could eat.”

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Amy Hodgson, 24, has lost over a third of her body weight. [Photo: SWNS]

"I’d been having four to five takeaways a week before joining Slimming World, so this new way of looking at food was a revelation,” she added. "I went from barely cooking at all to being the chef of the house.”

Now a slim dress size 8/10, Amy has lost 5st 3lbs, and now weighs 9st 9lbs.

Amy’s diet before she lost weight

Before menu

Breakfast: Nothing

Lunch: A shop-bought sandwich with crisps and a bottle of coke

Dinner: Burger meal from a fast food restaurant or a takeaway kebab with chips

Evening: Chocolate, crisps, sweets

After menu

Breakfast: Weetabix with skimmed milk, a mug of coffee and a banana

Lunch: A large homemade salad with a bottle of water and some fresh fruit

Dinner: Pan-fried salmon with sweet chilli dressing, served with rice and vegetables

Evening: Slimming World hi-fibre cereal bar

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