A woman has left TikTok users stunned after documenting her impressive 89lbs weight loss, proudly showcasing her stunning transformation, having shed the pounds in just one year.
Allie Tarvin, 21, a student from Alabama, had struggled her entire life with losing weight; while she tried to stick to a wide variety ‘trending’ diets, including keto, she always found herself giving up after growing frustrated with the rigid restrictions that she had to stick to.
Growing up, her class peers used to comment on her weight and soon, she started making fun of her own body, as well as calling herself ‘fat’ so that nobody else would say anything.
She started experiencing fatigue, a lack of self-confidence and recalls hating the way she looked, where she began to feel embarrassed about her body, and weighed 217lbs at her heaviest.
She decided to completely overhaul her lifestyle – changing her diet and adopting a healthy workout regime.
Now, one year later, she has lost 89lbs, weighing 128lbs and the transformation has had an incredible impact on her life.
A 21-year-old student from Alabama has become a TikTok sensation after revealing how she shed 89lbs in a year and totally transformed her body after years of weight struggles
Allie Tarvin, from Alabama, went from weighing 217lbs to 128lbs after struggling with her curves and binge-eating for years
Allie, who shared her incredible 89lbs weight loss on TikTok, said people have been friendlier to her since she lost the weight
‘I feel so happy and proud of my body now – I feel like a new person,’ Allie, who shares her transformation on Instagram (@alliemae.fit), said.
‘Every aspect of my body feels healthy, as well as being confident and strong.
‘For years, I have done diets where I would restrict myself and this made me give up faster.
‘I would lose a few pounds here and there, but eventually gained it all back, plus some more.
‘[These methods] made me feel very sick and made changes to my taste buds, as well as my sense of smell and period cycle.
‘I also tried intermittent fasting, which caused me to binge eat instead.
‘I’ve always been very insecure about my body image and I always felt like I was overweight, where I never felt happy in my body.
‘I was tired of feeling unhealthy all the time and my weight was affecting my mental health.
The student shared updates about her weight loss on TikTok showing how her belly, left, was reducing in size as she went, right
Allie cut all processed and fast foods from her diet, and replaced them with lean, healthy menu items – while also sticking to a rigorous workout regimen
Allie explained she knew nothing about how to start her gym routine, but learned as she went and now goes everyday, apart from the weekend
‘After hitting nearly 224lbs on the scales, I felt very ashamed and I told myself there and then I was going to put in the work no matter how long it took or how hard it would be.’
Before, she recalls eating fast food for almost every meal with a big breakfast combo from McDonald’s and a sweet tea for breakfast, fried chicken and fries or tacos for lunch, and for dinner she would eat out most nights.
Allie used to snack on milkshakes, crisps and any fried leftovers from the night before – indulging in anything her heart desired.
Now, she eats eggs for breakfast, grilled chicken or turkey sandwiches for lunch and steak with a salad for dinner.
Allie said she believes she wasn’t taking care of her body before, left, but is now proud of what she’s achieved
At the start of her weight loss journey, Allie used to snack on milkshakes, chips and any fried leftovers from the night before
Through hard work, Allie bridged the gap and was able to reduce her belly fat and to tone up her body, showcasing her progress online
However, she doesn’t restrict her cravings and still allows some snacks, but has switched up the processed food for nuts, peanut butter and apples.
Alongside her diet changes, she also started exercising and now goes to the gym six times a week.
She said: ‘Before my weight loss, exercise was minimal and I laid in bed most days, only going to the gym up to two days a week.
‘I would do mostly cardio with no plan, but soon I grew to love the gym, as well as fitness.
‘I started to be more active in and out of the gym, where during my peak weight loss, I followed a workout plan for five days of the week.
Before beginning this new weight loss journey, pictured, Allie said she tried ‘trendy’ diets like keto, but felt they were too restrictive and caused her to binge eat
The student put it the work at the gym and would proudly share her post-workout selfies online
The student works with weights in order to keep her fitness levels up, and does a different workout each day
‘On Monday, I do a full-body day, followed by biceps and triceps on Tuesday, with a focus on legs on Wednesdays.
‘I focus on my back and chest on Thursdays, have a full cardio day on Friday and then rest for the weekend.
‘As far as my social life, people have become more accepting. I have noticed a difference in the way people treat me – most people are more friendly or inviting.’
In a bid to inspire others, she decided to upload her transformation on TikTok – racking up 7.8 million views and 1.1 million likes on one video.
In the clip, she shows her previous body while taking off a waist trainer, before revealing her body now.
In a two-piece gym outfit, she steps back, smiles and turns to the side while showing off her toned stomach.
Users shared their words of support in the comments, with many impressed by her efforts.
‘Y’all it’s done with hard work and a calorie deficit there not magical fix,” one person commented.
Another viewer added: ‘Wow you can totally see it in your face!! Good for you girl!!’
‘This is such an amazing confident girl I could never,’ someone else wrote.
Allie admitted she used to snack on fried chicken and anything she wanted at heir heaviest weight
How Allie transformed her diet to shed 89LBS in just one year
DIET BEFORE WEIGHT LOSS
Breakfast: Chicken finger combo and sweet tea
Lunch: Taco Bell burritos and a slushie
Dinner: Fried chicken sandwiches and fries
Snacks: Chips, ice cream, Debbie cakes
WEIGHT LOSS DIET
Breakfast: Muscle milk or water
Lunch: Egg sandwich and water
Dinner: Grilled chicken with a side salad
Snacks: Nuts, eggs or popcorn
One viewer said: ‘I think you dropped this,’ followed by a crown emoji.
‘I’m very proud of u,’ another person commented. [sic]
Allie added: ‘I felt like if people saw my transformation, they would know they can do it too.
‘I know how it feels to be a person who doesn’t know where to start in their weight loss journey and I also shared because I was proud of myself.
‘It’s inspired me to continue with my fitness lifestyle and motivated me to do better.
‘There is no “right” time to start your weight loss journey and you can start by simply walking around your neighborhood.
‘Just put in the effort every day and stop coming up with excuses as to why you can’t, because you can do anything you put your mind to.
‘Every aspect of my life feels better and I believe this weight loss has taught me so many things that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.
‘I have grown such a huge love for fitness.’
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