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F/24/5’9 [250 > 165 = 85 Lbs] Weight Loss Journey a Battle Against Binge Eating

Read about a Reddit user's inspiring journey from 250 to 165 pounds in 14 months, after a gastric sleeve surgery, hiking, and fighting binge eating habits.

Article by Madeleine Smith

A picture of a 5'9" female showing a weight loss from 250 pounds to 165 pounds. A net loss of 85 pounds.
F/24/5'9 [250 > 165 = 85 lbs] 14 months and have found confidence in my appearance again!
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A Reddit user, kaykool, recently shared her weight loss journey, which inspired many. At 24 years old, 5'9, and weighing 250 pounds, the user underwent gastric sleeve surgery in July 2021. After over a year of healthy eating habits and an active lifestyle, kaykool managed to reach 165 pounds.

Overcoming Binge Eating

Kaykool's weight loss story is not only inspiring for those who are overweight, but those struggling with binge eating habits. As she revealed in the comments section of her post, kaykool's gastric sleeve surgery, accompanied by hiking and healthy food choices, made a significant difference in overcoming her binge eating disorder. Understanding why she used to overeat helped her gain control of portions and regulate her appetite.

Finding Confidence

The journey to losing so much weight can be tough, but it's worth it. Reading through the comments of the supportive Reddit community, somem during an arduous journey, kaykool shared that she had found confidence in her appearance again. She no longer dreads social situations, as she used to. Instead, she feels good and naturally, the positive energy of those around her boost her confidence even more.

Inspiring Others

Kaykool's progress since the gastric sleeve surgery truly serves as an inspiration to others who are struggling with their weight loss journey. Her story is a reminder that a healthy lifestyle change is possible, yet it requires consistency, patience, and self-discipline. Positive support, like what kaykool has received from the Reddit community, can make all the difference.

Final Thoughts

Weight loss journeys can be challenging, but the key takeaway from kaykool's transformation is that battling binge eating habits can be a game-changer in a weight loss journey. A simple but powerful choice to opt for healthy food and an active lifestyle, complemented by a supportive community, can help one persevere even during the hardest days.

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Madeleine is passionate about empowering individuals with the information and tools they need to transform their bodies and lives.