Every weight-loss story is unique, and Christine Carter's is definitely a special one. She was once 275 pounds (19st 6lbs), but in 2014, her life changed when she decided to have gastric bypass surgery. The following year, she had a tummy tuck for her excess skin and decided to get breast implants. While it may sound like a smooth journey, Christine had plenty of ups and downs, and her weakness was emotional eating. Christine has used her story to help others struggling to lose weight through her popular Instagram page, but in a recent post, Christine opened up about her relationship with food.
"'Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels' is bullsh*t," she captioned the remarkable transformation photo above. "I can promise you in both of these pictures chocolate chip cookies tasted exactly the same. The difference was how I have taught myself to THINK about food. I used to live for the next meal. Like . . . literally eating lunch I was thinking about what I would eat for dinner."
She continued, "I have learned to enjoy NEW things about food. I've learned to love cooking and am finding new ways every day to make low sugar/carb meals that taste great but don't keep me from my goals. I've learned to stop EATING my feelings and find new outlets for them."
Although she "hates working out," Christine explained the way she relieves stress is by "playing piano and working out."
Christine is the same person she was before, but her physical and emotional transformation is the result of hard work.
She explained how important it is to find new ways to ease your stress and feel good without resorting to food. "Cause I learned the hard way that while bad food feels good now, it doesn't make you feel good in the end," Christine shared.
If you're curious about how such an amazing transformation even begins, you're not alone. Christine's comments sections on her photos are filled with questions from people going through a similar battle, but in addition to finding new outlets, she advised, "Getting your mind right is the exact place to start!"