McDonald’s addict’s 11st weight loss without ditching treats thanks to op

GORGING on a McDonald’s each single day, Angela Gerzanics’ weight was spiralling uncontrolled.

She’d ballooned to an enormous 22 stone and felt “ashamed, embarrassed, and utterly trapped” in her personal morbidly overweight physique.

Angela felt depressing after ballooning to an enormous 22 stone
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

Decided to do one thing about her dimension, Angela, 35, determined to have a gastric band fitted and has since shed an unimaginable 11 stone.

The mum from Michigan, USA, now feels happier than she ever has in her trim 11 stone determine and may even match right into a UK 12 costume dimension.

Angela mentioned: “I lastly love my physique and my flaws. I’ve by no means been so at peace with myself than I’m now.”

The meeting technician had at all times struggled along with her weight ever since she was a younger little one.

Angela has discovered now that she used to reside to eat, whereas now she is blissful consuming to reside
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
Angela used to drive to McDonald’s on her method residence from work each day
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

She continually used meals as a coping mechanism to make her really feel higher however irrespective of how blissful the meals made her, she felt depressing about her physique and the best way she regarded.

And Angela couldn’t assist herself from going to he McDonald’s drive through each day on her method residence from work, earlier than consuming dinner at residence.

Angela mentioned: “From simply 9 years outdated, I discovered to make use of meals to manage and make myself really feel higher and that was when my weight spiralled uncontrolled.

“My childhood was troubled, however meals was one of many solely constants in my life. Once I ate, I felt good, it gave me consolation and happiness.

Angela used to make use of meals as a coping mechanism
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
Angela feels assured and loves her physique since shedding 11 stone
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

“I lived my complete life being morbidly overweight and 100 per cent depending on that good feeling I acquired from meals.

“I felt like meals was the one factor there for me and by no means let me down.

“Earlier than I misplaced weight, I felt terrible about myself.

I felt ashamed, embarrassed, and utterly trapped in my physique. I had given up and simply got here to phrases that this was how my life was speculated to be


Angela Gerzanics

“I felt ashamed, embarrassed, and utterly trapped in my physique. I had given up and simply got here to phrases that this was how my life was speculated to be.

“I sort of accepted it and pretended to be blissful on the skin.”

It was in 2015 when Angela realised that if she carried on the best way she was, her sons, Anthony, 15, and Justin, 7, must develop up with out her.

Angela had a gastric band fitted in August 2016
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

And one 12 months later, she opted to have a gastric band fitted which helped her lose greater than 10 stone, taking her from 22st 6lb to now 11st 7lb.

She mentioned: “I made a decision to make a drastic change and take management of my well being.

“I’ve two children who want me – and so they want all of me, not only a shell of a mum.

“They wanted me to heal mentally, bodily, and emotionally.

“After all, I used to be at all times there for them, however I knew I may do higher as their mum, so I did.

Angela used to put on UK dimension 32 garments, which even then was a decent match, however now she is a a lot happier UK 12
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
Angela determined to shed extra pounds when she realised she is probably not round to see her sons develop up
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

“I used to be a keep at residence mum for a couple of years however then I acquired a job with nice well being advantages.

“I used these medical advantages to have weight reduction surgical procedure.

“On August 24, 2016 I had gastric sleeve surgical procedure and it endlessly modified my life. It was the start of my therapeutic.”

Angela used to put on UK dimension 32 garments, which even then was a decent match, however now she is a a lot happier UK 12 – even becoming in some teen sizes.

Angela has regained management of her consuming habits
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
Angela doesn’t go to the gymnasium too usually, however prefers to take walks along with her sons and go to the park
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

And her self-confidence has reached and all-time excessive.

She added: “Losing a few pounds has utterly modified my life, not only for myself however for my household.

“I can work a full shift at work now and take my children to the park and run round all afternoon with them.

“I can match on rides and totally get pleasure from being out with my boys. I’m not the mum sitting on the facet watching them.

I really feel so assured now after shedding the load. My physique won’t ever be good, nevertheless it doesn’t matter to me


Angela Gerzanics

“I really feel so assured now after shedding the load.

“My physique won’t ever be good, nevertheless it doesn’t matter to me.

“With the ability to stroll into any store and purchase what I need off the racks is superb.

“It’s essentially the most liberating feeling ever. I used to be solely in a position to store at a couple of choose outlets earlier than.

“I was a decent dimension 32 and now I’m a dimension 12. I may even store within the teen part for some issues.”

says ditching fatty meals was one of many trickiest components of her weight reduction journey
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

In addition to her surgical procedure, Angela overhauled her consuming habits to maintain the load off.

She mentioned: “My eating regimen earlier than weight reduction surgical procedure was McDonald’s drive through on my method residence from work and all the pieces from the freezer part within the grocery store.

“The extra processed the higher, and I used to be continually having a lot of sweets and sugary drinks.

“Now when me and my household go grocery procuring, we spend most of our time procuring the recent produce, meat and dairy.

After shedding a lot weight, Angela was left with a lot of free pores and skin, which she had eliminated on June 2, 2018
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
All through the years, meals was a relentless supply of happiness for Angela
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

“We nonetheless eat some packaged meals, however we hardly ever go to quick meals locations, nevertheless it slips in from time to time.

“Now I do my finest to attempt to solely eat entire meals and restrict how a lot processed meals I eat.

“I’m removed from good and typically I indulge, however I not eat to consolation my emotions, I eat as a result of I need to, as a result of it tastes good, to not suppress my emotions.

“I drink virtually no sugary drinks anymore, largely sticking to water or black espresso.

“I make it some extent to drink at least two litres of water a day, whereas earlier than I’d be fortunate to get that a lot water in per week.”

Angela is now in a position to get pleasure from going out along with her sons and taking part in with them
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics
Angela says it was onerous to modify her mindset to eat to reside, not reside to eat
MDWfeatures / Angela Gerzanics

Whereas Angela has regained management of her consuming habits, she says ditching fatty meals was one of many trickiest components of her weight reduction journey.

Nevertheless, it has all been value it  – with Angela admitting individuals now discover her “unrecognisable”.

She mentioned: “The toughest half for me was the psychological battle.

“I like wholesome meals, nevertheless it was onerous to modify my mindset to eat to reside, not reside to eat.


“Meals managed me for thus lengthy, so it was onerous to take again management.

“Persons are genuinely shocked at how a lot weight I’ve misplaced.

“They’re so blissful for me and I’ve some nice assist.

“Individuals who have recognized me my entire life nonetheless can’t imagine I used to be that huge. It shocks us all – myself included – that I lived that method for thus lengthy.”


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