Amandalyn Wagoner found the motivation to lose more than 100 pounds after her boyfriend dumped her.
The 28-year-old ophthalmic technician from Idaho called her weight loss journey “heartbreak diet” after her boyfriend dropped her without giving any explanation, as reported by Daily Mail.
After her breakup, she started cutting out sugar and processed foods from her diet.
“Back in 2014, I was very much in love and thought I could see a future with him. He accepted me for who I was but then out of nowhere he dumped me. He gave me no reason, just said it was over,” she said.
“We were together for a year by the time he dumped me. I think it affected me so much because I left home and never thought I would go back unless to visit,” she continued.
She had moved to Kentucky in 2014 to live with her boyfriend for one year, but he broke up with her just a few months later. She moved back to Idaho.
She decided to move on from the breakup by focusing her attention on losing weight. She realized that working out in the gym makes her happier than being in a romantic relationship.
Amandalyn had struggled with her weight since she was ten years old. She would binge eat processed food sweets without doing exercise. She weighed 265 pounds.
She tried various forms of diet, but nothing worked. By the age of 20, she was diagnosed with chronic migraines, high blood pressures, and diabetes. Her health became so bad doctors told her she would not live beyond her 30th birthday.
After her breakup, she started cutting out sugar and processed foods from her diet. She also started going to the gym until she lost 114 pounds.
INCREASING CHILDHOOD OBESITY
A recent study on childhood obesity revealed that the number of affected children in the US has increased.
A combination of lifestyle factors, such as poor eating habits and lack of exercise or calorie-packed school lunches, continue to increase obesity, wrote David S. Ludwig, M.D., professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.
The study showed that American children continue to gain excessive weight, with the most pronounced increase in obesity occurring among children from 2 to 5 years of age.