This Obese Girl Who Lost 100 Pounds And Became A Hot Model Will Help Keep Your New Years Resolutions Alive

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I know many of you have still subscribed to the “New Year, New Me” mantra. Typically around January 31 I start to abandon all the measures I’ve vowed to put in place to dig myself out of being a piece of shit, but stories like these ones make me feel empowered and could extend my resolution to February 1. I hope this motivates you to become the best version of yourself.

Mathilde Broberg, 21, from Aarhus, Denmark ballooned to almost 280 pounds after consistently binging on multiple-course dinners and chocolate. Her daily calorie intake was hovered around 3,500, nearly double the recommended intake for a girl of her age and her BMI was 40.6, putting her into the highest category of obesity according to the World Health Organization, according to Daily Mail.

The tipping point came when she was almost turned away from riding on a roller coaster after struggling to secure the harness. From that day forward, Mathilde ditched sweets, pasta, bread, chips, and everything that previously brought her comfort. Four years later, she shed 125 pounds.

Today, Mathilde Broberg now weighs 147 pounds and is a successful sportswear and catalogue model, against all odds.

She attributes her success to tricker her body into thinking its fuller quicker by eating with a teaspoon and making sure her portions were no bigger than the size of her hand.

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#bodypositive 💕 _ Love yourself and your body! Because you gonna stay in it for the rest of your life ❤️ _ Make the best out of it! Treat it nice; words and thoughts ❤️ And fuel it with healthy nutritious food. _ As many of you guys know, I've gained quite a lot of weight in a year. (11 kg/24lbs) Mostly muscle mass to fill out excess skin (because skinny-fit isn't an option for me with my skin/old harsh fat) and I've finally got to a place where I'm OK with the fact that I'll never get skinny! _ Don't reach for unnatural goals! And accept your body type ❤️ I will for an example never get those curvy hips because my hips are super narrow, and my legs are pretty thick and I have a long torso! Don't compare you with others, but love your OWN body ❤️

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BE CONFIDENT AND BELIEVE IN YOURSELF 🙏🏼 (link in bio) • Since 2012 I've gone from 268lbs to 125lbs (Sep 2015) and now I'm 143 lbs – The first 90-100 lbs was mainly just by eating less and healthy, and after that I've been working out regularly (4-5 times pr week) ❤️ •• Get a personal trainer/coach to guide you through your workout to make sure you use the right techniques and doesn't waste your time by doing "unnecessary" things 💪🏼 I have the best coach in the world! Huge shoutout to @frederiklundberg – my coach, best friend and boyfriend ❤️ #blessed Be patient and don't ever look back – take one day at a time and make small goals 🙏🏼 •• TAG A FRIEND•• #weightloss#transformation#beforeandafter#bodypositive

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Mathilde told Daily Mail,

‘Now I’m in a modelling agency, doing catalogue work, commercials and things like that for sportswear as I have the muscles to carry it off.

‘If someone told me three years ago, that I would be a professional trainer and a model, I would have just laughed at them.’

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This is a result of a total lifestyle change 🔑 You can reach your goals if you just start living a healthy life ONE day at a time! _ Take one step at a time and set small goals for yourself – maybe have a "gift" for yourself everytime you reach a new goal 🏆 But don't stress into it. _ Your body needs to adapt the new lifestyle and, yes, that is a tough period because you will feel hunger in the beginning. After a few weeks you'll start to adapt smaller portions and less calories and feel full ❤️ It's not as hard as it might seem, trust me – and you'll be SO happy if you stick with your new lifestyle 😊 _ Just think about this: _ "Where will I be if in 1 year if I started a new lifestyle by tomorrow? How far can I get? If I lost 1-2 lbs (0.5-1kg) per week?" _ I lost around 40 kg (78lbs-ish?) in the first year 😃 So don't waste anymore time and start your new life as soon as possible – it's gonna be the best decision you'll ever made 💪🏼 Just remember to take ONE day at a time 🏆 _ #weightlossstory#motivation#reachedmygoal

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Mathilde says the massive weight loss coupled with the $7,000 tummy tuck surgery paid for by the Denmark government to get rid of the excess skin has garnered attention from people who wouldn’t look in her direction a few years back.

‘A family member came up to me at a party and introduced himself because he didn’t recognise me now that I look so different.

‘Also, out of nowhere I’ve suddenly became interesting to the boys, I’ve turned down a lot of people who have asked me out because if they can’t handle me at my biggest they don’t deserve me now.’

Inspiring. I may actually go for a run tonight. Oh, there’s a 20% chance of rain. I guess I’ll just start exercising tomorrow. Probably.

Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.

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