Have you been indulging in a little too much eggnog or having one too many Christmas cookies lately? Perhaps your New Year’s resolution is to lose some weight. Well, if you’re looking for some healthy inspiration, meet 26-year-old Laura Micetich.
At just 22, Laura weighed 314 lbs and was developing multiple chronic medical conditions. She already had issues with an underactive thyroid, high blood pressure, and was told she was very close to becoming prediabetic. The health scare was enough to make Laura realize that she had to make a change. At the time, her plan was to crash diet to lose enough weight in order to become a safe candidate for weight loss surgery. However, that surgery never happened.
“After trying and failing to get a handle on my health numerous times, my weight had become a serious enough concern that I was considering weight loss surgery,” Laura revealed.
The plan was to take part in a temporary 30-day diet that involved cutting all junk food from her life. Laura only ate lean proteins and green vegetables. She cut out processed foods and alcohol entirely, and included some exercise at least five days a week. It didn’t take long for Laura to see results and realize that she did not have to undergo a risky surgery at all.
“It only took a few weeks for me to realize that I didn’t need to go under the knife. I needed to get under the bar,” said Laura.
The experience kicked off an instant love of health and fitness, particularly of weightlifting, and Laura now runs a fitness and nutrition website called The Iron Giantess. Laura, who is six feet tall, now weighs 185 pounds, has a lot of muscle mass, and no longer struggles with her previous health issues. If that wasn’t amazing enough, most of Laura’s 129-pound weight loss was achieved in just the first ten months!
When asked about how she got started, Laura said the following…
“I didn’t under eat or starve myself. Instead, I ate a ton of food but changed what I was eating: Five or six meals 8 to 10 oz of protein (mostly raw, sashimi grade tuna from the fish market down the street – conveniently, one of my favorite foods) with large servings of green vegetables.”
She also added that she drank lots of water, but was not following any set diet plan. She admitted that she now tailors her food to her specific needs, but offers multiple plans on her website, saying that everyone needs to find what will work for them.
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