Glam grandma shares meal plan that helped her lose 70 pounds

A glamorous grandmother who has lost 70 pounds shares the secrets of her new body.

Personal trainer Emma Taylor, 45, weighed in at 197 pounds after her weight skyrocketed from a diet of fast food and sugary snacks.

But she didn’t even realize that her body had changed so much in the beginning.

Taylor, from the UK, said a photo of her looking “a barrel” at a party first inspired her to tone up and shed a few pounds.

“I was immediately horrified and ashamed — and knew I had to take control,” Taylor told SWNS of a time in her life when she regularly ate two takeout meals a day, including McDonalds for lunch and a kebab for lunch Dinner.

“I was upset and I knew I’d gained weight — but it was like a lightbulb moment for me,” Taylor said, adding that she was starting to have health issues Yes, really knew something had to change.

The 5’1″ mother of five and grandmother of two eventually lost five dress sizes by changing her eating habits and exercise routine – from 197 pounds to 122 pounds.

The transformation inspired her to quit her job and qualify as a personal trainer.
The transformation inspired her to quit her job and qualify as a personal trainer. She’s lost 15 inches from her hips, 19 inches from her waist, and her bra size has dropped dramatically from 36DD to 32A.
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Taylor was horrified by a photo her sister-in-law took of her, which inspired her to change her lifestyle.
Taylor was horrified by a photo her sister-in-law took of her, which inspired her to change her lifestyle.
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“I was struggling with my breathing and couldn’t sleep at night,” she explains. “I had tried to lose weight before and tried different diets, I spent so much money on fad diets and was always on the internet looking for a quick fix.”

Taylor says she’s tried a variety of fad diets and exercises, like Pilates and yoga, but it didn’t stick, admitting, “I would rather have gone home and had a kebab.”

Determined to lose weight and regain her health, she enlisted the help of personal trainer Danni Taylor and boxing trainer Mathew Bird and worked out 18 times a week.

Though it was challenging, she says it was “the best thing I’ve ever done.”

“You pushed me so hard but helped me believe in myself,” she continues. “My body started shrinking quickly – even my feet.”

Fit Nan says she doesn’t have a specific goal in mind, her only goal is to be happy.

Her lifestyle change also inspired a career change. She had previously worked as a nail technician and said she would often order a McDonalds or a batch of fish, chips and curry sauce at the local fish and chip shop.

However, after she lost weight and started her journey with exercise, she was inspired to quit her job and qualify as a personal trainer. She started her own business, Taylor Made Fitness, where she encourages people to just be “consistent” with their health habits.

“It’s bizarre when I see pictures of myself now,” she says of her massive transformation. “I’m a changed person – my confidence has increased so much.”

“My whole family changed their lifestyle with me too, so it’s not just a family thing — they’ve all been exercising with me,” she says.

Taylor says consistency is key to overhauling her health habits.
Taylor said consistency is critical to overhauling her health habits.
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Taylor’s diet before:

  • Breakfast: A candy bar for on the go
  • Lunch: A sandwich filled with fries or McDonalds
  • Snack: Chocolate bars or recook what the children had for dinner
  • Dinner: Take away – typically a kebab

Taylor’s diet now:

  • Breakfast: oats, berries and yogurt with honey
  • Lunch: Chicken and Avocado Salad
  • Snack: rice cake
  • Dinner: tuna with vegetable side dish

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