26-year-old Rebecca Wass was raped in 2011 and after that indulged in a lot of comfort eating to gain weight so that she becomes fat and unattractive. This was her way of protecting herself from future assaults. At one point she weighed 114 kg. But after her dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer four years ago she realised the damage she had done to her body. This was the moment that turned her life around.
Now Rebecca weighs only 63 kg that means she lost a whooping 53 kg. She said that she had always been a big child. But when she was sexually assaulted in 2011, she started to rely on food and wanted to look ‘unattractive’.
Food was her coping mechanism. She thought that by making herself fatter she will make herself ‘unattractive’. And this would make sure that nothing like that would happen ever again.
But when Rebecca’s dad was diagnosed with bowel cancer she got another shock of her life. She realised that her unhealthy eating habits could take a toll on her life too. So she had to take more care of her health.
Her dad was an athlete and had participated in several marathons. When a persona s active as him could get cancer, she too was at a risk.
She said that after the sexual assault she had started to blame herself for whatever that happened. But later she realised that the attacker’s actions were not under her control so it is no pint blaming herself.
She followed Cambridge Weight Plan and lost a lot of weight. But she again gained a few pounds after her dad’s death.
She then turned to self-cooked meals. Her dad loved cooking so she took to cooking meals for herself rather than eating out and in this way she would feel closer to him.
Now, 70% of what she eats comprises of vegetables and the rest is proteins, carbs and healthy fats. She drinks as much water as it is possible for her and walks a lot.
She is also planning to start a gym routine from February. Isn’t it a mind blowing transformation? What do you think? Let us know in the comments section below.