A 24-year-old freelance makeup artist shared her body transformation and revealed how she managed to lose 40 pounds in just six months.
In July 2019, Melbourne's Selin Cicek weighed 98 kilograms but said she "didn't care" that she was overweight and constantly eating unhealthy foods and apologized for not exercising.
“I never worked out, I ate what I wanted and it really took a toll on my body. I gained so much weight in my early twenties, ”Selin told FEMAIL, adding that she was originally a height of 16.
But it was only after a life-changing vacation in Turkey that Selin realized that she had to change something "before it was too late".
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A 24 year old Australian freelance makeup artist shared her body transformation process and how she lost 40 kilograms in a short period of six months
In July 2019, Selin Cicek (pictured) sat at her heaviest weight of 98 kilograms, but said she "didn't care" that she was overweight
When Selin went overseas, she said she had never felt so uncomfortable in her skin and compared herself to other girls with slimmer figures.
"I was so insecure about my body – all the other girls were so fit and I stood out as an overweight girl," Selin said.
"I couldn't buy clothes either because there was such a thing as plus sizes."
"The locals said to me," You are so young, why are you overweight? "and that made me think about how I was damaging my health," she said.
When she traveled overseas in July 2019, she said she had never felt so uncomfortable in her skin and compared herself to other girls with thinner figures
t only did Selin completely change her entire diet and eating habits, but she also went to a gym and started exercising six days a week
The gym workouts consisted of high-intensity workouts and a mix of weights and cardio training
After returning to Australia, Selin said she was unduly "embarrassed, shocked and upset" with herself.
Selin was taking steps to lose weight, not only changing her overall diet and eating habits, but she also went to a gym and started exercising six days a week.
She cut bad sugars, artificial juices, soft drinks, and takeaway foods from her diet, and used intermittent fasting as an aid to losing weight by only eating between noon and 8 p.m.
"I haven't had surgery (and) no weight loss pills – I've cut out dairy products and been on a high-protein, low-carb diet," she said.
Training in the gym consisted of high-intensity workouts and a mix of weights and cardio training.
After six months of hard work and dedication, by March 2020, Selin weighed 58 kilograms and fitted size eight clothes.
By March 2020, after six months of hard work and dedication, Selin weighed only 58 kilograms and fit into a size eight
WHAT IS SELIN'S HEALTHY "DAY ON A PLATE" WITH INTERRUPTED FAST?
9-10 a.m. – two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar mixed with warm lemon water in the morning to aid detoxification and weight loss.
12 o'clock – Protein shake with a scoop of protein, half a banana, 1.5 scoops of natural oats, a touch of organic honey and cinnamon
2-3pm – After training, I like any kind of salad for lunch, such as a chicken and quinoa salad with avocado and feta
17 o'clock – Pre-dinner snack like carrot and cucumber slices with natural crackers and hummus
19 o'clock – In the evening vegetarian dinner with lots of vegetables, vegetables, lentils, mushrooms and spinach or salmon with asparagus
8 p.m. – A small portion of fruit with natural Chobani yoghurt and end the day with a green tea
Selin said her body transformation process was the "most mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging" thing she has ever done, but she takes pride in how much weight she lost and what she achieved.
"You have to exercise your body to adapt to a new lifestyle," she said.
"You get cravings and want sugar, but you need to push your body to get over it and think about how strongly and amazingly you are going to care about your journey."
Selin said her body transformation process was the "most mentally, physically, and emotionally challenging" thing she has ever done
"You get cravings and want sugar, but you need to push your body to overcome it and think about how strongly and amazingly you are going to take care of your journey," she said
When asked what advice she would give others, Selin said that while losing weight is challenging and difficult, it is worth it and is better for your health.
"It's going to be hard, it will take time, dedication, sacrifice and willpower," she said, adding, "You have to push your body like you've never pushed it before – but in the end when you reach yours." Aim, I promise you it will all be worth it. & # 39;
Selin shared her story on social media in hopes of inspiring others and posted a TikTok video on June 24th that has since gone viral and has received more than 834,000 views.