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Obese housewife drops SEVEN dress sizes to become a bodybuilder by weightlifting tins of beans and detergent bottles at home

An obese housewife who comfort ate because she was bored dropped seven marieprom dress sizes – by weightlifting canned goods and bottles of detergent at home.

Tiffany Hatfield, 34, from Daytona Beach, Florida, crept up to 196lbs (14st) and a size 18 (UK size 22) when she existed on a diet of biscuits and fried chicken.

However after kicking her TV habit and taking up exercise, she is now a world-famous bodybuilder who weighs nine stone and wears a size four (size eight) – perfect for her 160cm (5ft 3in) frame.

Tiffany Hatfield, 34, from Daytona Beach, Florida, crept up to a size 22 when she existed on a diet of biscuits and fried chicken

Tiffany Hatfield, 34, from Daytona Beach, Florida, crept up to a size 18 (size 22) when she existed on a diet of biscuits and fried chicken, left. However after kicking her TV habit and taking up exercise, she is now a world-famous bodybuilder who weighs nine stone and wears a size four (size eight)

 The 34-year-old also joined a gym and soon she was going six times a week, for two hours

The 34-year-old also joined a gym and soon she was going six times a week, for two hours

She has also divorced her husband and set up a flourishing business as a personal trainer – something she could have only dreamed about a few years ago.

She said: 'I'm so much more confident in myself now. I'm always pushing myself to improve though, over all.'

Tiffany attributed her mammoth weight loss to weightlifting tins of beans and fruit at her home, as well as filling up bottles of washing detergent with water to challenge her muscles.

339 sharesShe was prompted to lose weight after feeling depressed by her size and unable to get about easily.

The 34-year-old also joined a gym and soon she was going six times a week, for two hours.

She said: 'I lost five-and-a-half-stone, dropped seven dress sizes, and with a renewed confidence got a divorce,' she said. 'It was the first time in my life I was living for myself, doing what I wanted to do. I could now enjoy myself.'

Tiffany attributed her mammoth weight loss to weightlifting tins of beans and fruit at her home

Tiffany attributed her mammoth weight loss to weightlifting tins of beans and fruit at her home, as well as filling up bottles of washing detergent with water to challenge her muscles

Tiffany comfort ate junk food because she was bored and weighed 14 stone at her heaviest, pictured

Tiffany comfort ate junk food because she was bored and weighed 14 stone at her heaviest, pictured

Tiffany is able to lift 18 stone – double her size – and inspires thousands of others around the world with snaps of her healthy food and work-outs.

She continued: 'I was always obese but now when I look back I cannot believe I let myself get so big.

'One day I got sick and tired of being tired and started eating healthy food and learning about nutrition.

'Now I get people telling me I inspire them. It's amazing. But all the information is out there online, anyone could do the same.

'I still treat myself to my favourite, chicken wings, but it's just about being careful.'

Tiffany told how she was always a 'chubby kid' and growing up never stepped on a scale, for fear of what they would read.

Tiffany has since got divorced and set up a flourishing business as a personal trainer

Tiffany has since got divorced and set up a flourishing business as a personal trainer – something she could have only dreamed about a few years ago. She said: 'I'm so much more confident in myself now. I'm always pushing myself to improve though, over all'

The super-fit 34-year old is now a world-famous bodybuilder and can now lift 18 stone - twice her body weight

The super-fit 34-year old is now a world-famous bodybuilder and can now lift 18 stone - twice her body weight

But she ballooned even more after becoming a housewife in 2004, while her husband went out to work.

Bored with the daily grind, she comfort ate in the day.

She said: 'I loved fried chicken, bacon, sausages and chips. Everything I cooked was unhealthy and high in carbs and fat.'

It was not long before the former factory worker piled on the pounds.

Having been diagnosed with endometriosis in 2005, for years she had suffered from symptoms that slowed her down and she struggled to exercise, which made her weight problems even worse.

'I suffered with fatigue, bowel and digestive problems, which all caused me to have trouble losing weight,' she said. 'If anything, it made me gain weight.

Last November, she got rid of her television so that she wouldn't be lured back to the sofa

Last November, she got rid of her television so that she wouldn't be lured back to the sofa

Tiffany told how she was always a 'chubby kid'

Tiffany told how she was always a 'chubby kid' and growing up never stepped on a scale, for fear of what they would read

'Then one day I became sick and tired of being tired, and overweight, and I just wanted to feel better about myself.

'I couldn't exercise at first so I went online and researched healthy food to start losing weight so that I'd find it easier to walk and run.'

Tiffany weighed 14 stone when she began losing weight in January 2013.

'I learnt about food and started eating lean chicken and vegetables,' she said.

'I started walking and running and used food cans and filled laundry detergent bottles as weights to help me burn off calories.

'I researched what exercises I could do and within six months I'd lost two-and-a-half stone.'

And with the weight loss came a renewed confidence.

She continued: 'After I lost weight I felt better mentally and physically.

Speaking of her diet before, she said: 'I loved fried chicken, bacon, sausages and chips. Everything I cooked was unhealthy and high in carbs and fat'

Speaking of her diet before, she said: 'I loved fried chicken, bacon, sausages and chips. Everything I cooked was unhealthy and high in carbs and fat'

In the summer 2013 she started posting snaps of healthy food and her work-outs online

In the summer 2013 she started posting snaps of healthy food and her work-outs online, on Twitter, then Instagram, to inspire others

Losing the weight gave Tiffany the confidence to walk away from her marriage. She said: 'Now I go to the gym and go swimming or to the beach in the evenings'

Losing the weight gave Tiffany the confidence to walk away from her marriage. She said: 'Now I go to the gym and go swimming or to the beach in the evenings'

'I felt confident and was able to stand up for myself and know what I wanted from my relationship, and I wanted a divorce.'

After that Tiffany joined a gym and later, got a job working as a personal trainer.

In November 2014 she hit her target weight and a year on, last November, she got rid of her television so that she wouldn't be lured back to the sofa.

'Now I go to the gym and go swimming or to the beach in the evenings,' she said.

In the summer 2013 she started posting snaps of healthy food and her work-outs online, on Twitter, then Instagram, to inspire others.

Tiffany receives messages from people from all over the world who are amazed by her transformation. She even gets spotted in the street. 'They say, I've seen you before, they recognise my before and after photos online,' she said

Tiffany receives messages from people from all over the world who are amazed by her transformation. She even gets spotted in the street. 'They say, I've seen you before, they recognise my before and after photos online,' she said

She said: 'I fell in love with lifting heavy weights. I loved the rush. It was like therapy. I love being strong'

After Tiffany learnt which foods could help her build up muscle, in May this year she started power-lifting too and is now competing. She said: 'I fell in love with lifting heavy weights. I loved the rush. It was like therapy. I love being strong'

She said: 'I get messages from people in England, France, Australia, all over the world, saying I've helped them.

'They say, I've seen you before, they recognise my before and after photos online.

'Sometimes I look at people who are overweight and think, when will it get to the point when you realise it's time to lose weight.

'Some people never reach that though and it's disheartening.'

After Tiffany learnt which foods could help her build up muscle, in May this year she started power-lifting too and is now competing.

She said: 'I fell in love with lifting heavy weights. I loved the rush. It was like therapy. I love being strong.'

Read more:marieprom.co.uk

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