One engaged couple decided they’d commit themselves to something more than just marriage – weight loss! According to Elite Daily, Matt Bradley and his fiancé, Hannah, reportedly dropped a combined 133 pounds in time for their wedding day.
During a recent interview, the Warwickshire native shared details about their weight loss journey. The couple, who started out as childhood sweethearts, reportedly began gaining weight in their late teens, reports Daily Mail.
“My wife Hannah and I both piled on weight in our late teens. We’d started earning our own money and most of it went on takeaways and nights out,” Matt explained.
Matt, a 23-year-old chef, also explained how his profession has partially been a downfall for his health. He revealed how he’d snack on foods all throughout the day, not taking notice to the pounds he was packing on. He was 252 pounds at his heaviest weight.
When they started planning their wedding 18 months ago, they decided plans also needed to be made in other areas of their lives. They definitely needed a change. Matt revealed how his weight gain had taken a toll on his self-confidence.
“On the one hand, I was really happy and secure with Hannah. On the other, my confidence had taken a real nosedive and I was very self-conscious about my size. I had to buy XXL clothes online and I hated seeing photographs of myself – there’s a picture of me at a wedding and I swear I’ve got three chins.”
He went on to reveal how they’d joined Slimming World and committed themselves to achieving a healthier lifestyle consisting of exercise and cleaner eating habits. Although they did change their eating habits, they didn’t deprive themselves of the foods they loved.
“We soon got into the habit of planning our meals at the start of each week – one of my favorites is homemade burgers and chips made with low-calorie cooking spray and served with piles of fresh vegetables. We still have a night out or a takeaway once a week too.”
Matt has lost 93 pounds, while Hannah lost 40! Needless to say, the couple looked absolutely stunning for their big day!
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