Selfie Diet: 35-Year-Old Woman Uses Selfies To Lose 110 Pounds

A 35-year-old mother has successfully been able to use her own selfies as a tool to lose more than 110 pounds.

Eva Rut Gunnlaugsdottir basically followed a “selfie diet” — using the pictures of herself to effectively motivate her to take the necessary steps to get in shape and change how she looked in those pictures.

Life and Style magazine reports that the Icelandic woman was simply not happy with the way that she looked in the numerous selfies that she decided to post on her Facebook page over time.

However, instead of just thinking about it, Eva decided to do something about it — using the “selfie diet” as her guide, motivation, and overall incentive as she continued to lose weight.

In an interview with Central European News, according to the New York Post, Eva opened up about the overall experience. According to the report, Eva would look at her old selfies whenever she felt like straying away from her diet plan by eating fatty food.

“I posted the first one almost as a joke. I felt really bad about myself and looked bad and I felt if I could start to see the change it might help me to carry on. But in fact I was also so embarrassed about the images that it was something that made me determined to carry on.”

A big fan of chocolate, Eva admitted that her weight reached its breaking point last year when she reached 268 pounds.

The “selfie diet” follower also explained that her struggle with food and unsuccessful dieting was a longtime battle.

“For me, food was a drug. I never ate just one little chocolate piece, it was always something more. I’ve always had trouble controlling my diet and have been immensely overweight since I was 18 years old. After I had my children almost seven years ago, I completely lost control of everything and put on quite a lot of weight.”

The idea of the “selfie diet” actually came from Eva’s close friends and family members. They advised her to pay close attention to the before-and-after differences in each selfie as she progressed more and more towards reaching her goal weight.

Eva admits that the first few days of her diet were difficult, but all of that changed as she started to notice that her diet was causing many more key changes besides just her weight measurement.

“The first two or three days of the diet were a bit difficult, but since then I’ve been so stable, floating around on a pink cloud. I was more energetic and could easily get up in the morning. I felt better as all kinds of physical pain disappeared. I felt fantastic. In fact I felt fantastic after the first few days and that feeling just continued.”

By the end of the year, Eva had successfully used the “selfie diet” to drop her weight by over 100 pounds. Even though she admits that looking at the old selfies is still a painful experience for her, she feels a lot better when she looks at the newer ones.

[Image Credit: New York Post]