Takeaway addict who spent over £500 per month on food dropped over 15 stone after gastric surgery


Takeaway addict who spent more than £500 per month on food unveils 15st weight loss after her ‘only option’ was surgery to remove 75% of her stomach

  • Amanda Nasse, 31, from Streatham, London, used food as a coping mechanism 
  • She binged McDonald’s and kebabs and ended up at 27st 17lbs and a size 30 
  • Mum-of-one underwent gastric sleeve surgery in March 2019 and is now 12 stone

A takeaway addict, who spent more than £500 per month on food, has unveiled her striking transofrmation after losing 15st thanks to gastric surgery. 

Amanda Nasse, 31, from Streatham, London, began using food as a coping mechanism to deal with postnatal depression following the birth of her son William.

She found herself binging on McDonald’s and kebabs and ended up at 27st 17lbs, leading her to feel suicidal due to her size 30 frame.  

A takeaway addict, who spent over £500 per month on food, has dropped more than 15st following gastric surgery

A takeaway addict, who spent over £500 per month on food, has dropped more than 15st following gastric surgery

The mum-of-one was left with no choice but to undergo gastric sleeve surgery to remove 75 per cent of her stomach in March 2019. 

She is now 12st and couldn’t be happier, adding that it was the ‘best thing she’s ever done’. 

Amanda said: ‘It makes me feel sick and disgusted that I used to spend £150 per week on food. 

‘But I now realise that overeating is an addiction. I used to eat to deal with every emotion.’

Amanda Nasse, 31, from Streatham, London, began using food as a coping mechanism to deal with postnatal depression following the birth of her son William

Amanda Nasse, 31, from Streatham, London, began using food as a coping mechanism to deal with postnatal depression following the birth of her son William

She found herself binging on McDonald's and kebabs and ended up at 27st 17lbs, leading her to feel suicidal due to her size 30 frame

She found herself binging on McDonald’s and kebabs and ended up at 27st 17lbs, leading her to feel suicidal due to her size 30 frame

She added that she’d ‘hate’ herself for eating, but was unable to stop and would consume takeaways almost every day. 

Amanda said: ‘I would have a double Sausage and Egg McMuffin for breakfast and a large doner kebab with chips of an evening. 

‘I’d spend £80 per week on takeaways, £10 on Coca Cola, £20 on chocolate and crisps and sometimes £20 on alcohol per week.

‘My weight caused me to be very depressed and I didn’t even realise until I saw a photo of myself.

The mum-of-one was left with no choice but to undergo gastric sleeve surgery to remove 75 per cent of her stomach in March 2019

She is now 12 stone and couldn't be happier, adding that it was the 'best thing she ever done' and now replaces takeaways for a new healthy diet

The mum-of-one was left with no choice but to undergo gastric sleeve surgery to remove 75 per cent of her stomach in March 2019 (left). She is now 12 stone and couldn’t be happier, having replaced takeaways with a new healthy diet

‘I knew I was big but didn’t realise how big – it made me feel like I didn’t want to live any longer.’

AMANDA’S FOOD DIARY BEFORE AND AFTER WEIGHT LOSS SURGERY

BEFORE 

Breakfast – Double sausage and egg McMuffin with extra hash brown

Lunch –  Chicken burger chips, chicken wings for lunch

Dinner – Large mixed doner kebab and chips or large portion of chicken, rice and vegetables 

Snacks – Cans of Coke, a family bag of crisps, and chocolate

AFTER 

Breakfast – Protein shake

Lunch – Tuna and red onion lettuce wrap or boiled egg

Dinner – Fish and vegetables

Snacks – Cheese or pepperoni slices 

 

Amanda recalls trying ‘every diet in the book’ but she would always pile the pounds back on, and eventually opted for surgery. 

She added: ‘I felt like I couldn’t lose the weight alone. But a gastric sleeve is not the easy way out because I had to adapt to a new diet.

‘I now have to be mindful about what I am eating which was very hard at the start.

‘It’s amazing because I can’t stomach much but it was difficult to break the bad habits. However, I couldn’t be happier.’ 

Amanda has a newfound confidence since having her surgery and is more social as a result.

She added: ‘I don’t have to try and hide underneath black clothes nor shy away from social situations.

‘I love meeting new people, shopping and having my picture taken.’

She has replaced takeaways for a new healthy lifestyle and has meals such as fish and vegetables. 

Amanda recalls trying 'every diet in the book' but she would always pile the pounds back on, and eventually opted for surgery

Amanda recalls trying ‘every diet in the book’ but she would always pile the pounds back on, and eventually opted for surgery

She said: ‘I’ve gained a new life! I don’t even recognise the woman in old photos. I don’t have to worry anymore about breaking chairs and everyone staring at me.

‘I am finally in a good place. I would recommend surgery for anyone who is struggling with weight loss.

‘It’s not just about losing weight but the confidence you get with it. I try to stay away from carbs now and snacks!’



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