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NSW bride loses 51kg by eating these surprising foods

Breeana North refused to walk down the aisle in a size 24 wedding dress

An obese bride-to-be who refused to tie the knot in a size 24 wedding dress has shed 51kg thanks to the keto diet.

When Breeana North’s partner proposed she knew she couldn’t walk down the aisle weighing 122kg and she refused to squeeze her obese frame into a size 24 wedding dress.

The 24-year-old from the Hunter Valley, NSW, said she kept a picture of her dream wedding gown in the back of her mind as motivation to lose weight.

Scroll down to see Breeana’s keto meal plan

BEFORE DIET   Breakfast: Four slices of white toast with tin spaghetti and cheese (720 calories)   Mid-morning Snack: Chocolate and lollies (400 calories)   Lunch: Large takeaway meal from McDonalds (950 calories)   Afternoon snack: Packet of chips or instant noodles (350 calories)   Dinner: Pasta with sausages (900 calories)   Dessert: Ice cream and chocolate (450 calorries)   Drinks: Two litres of soft drink (1,000 calories)   TOTAL: 4,770 calories   AFTER DIET   Breakfast: Keto bulletproof coffee (400 calories)   Mid-morning Snack: Almonds with cream cheese and celery (200 calories)   Lunch: Eggs with mayonnaise, bacon, avocado and cheese (500 calories)   Dinner: Meat cooked in fats or garlic butter with avocado and vegetables (600 calories)   Drinks: Water or tea (0 calories)   TOTAL: 1,700 calories
Breeana pictured before her transformation (Credit: Caters)

And after switching to a strict ketogenic diet – which focuses on high fat, high protein foods while cutting carbs – the inspirational bride lost a staggering 51kg and dropped seven dress sizes for her big day in October 2017.

Breeana said she felt more confident than ever walking down the aisle at a slim 71kg and wearing an elegant size six wedding dress – which needed altering as it was too big.

Her husband Tye North, 29, also went on the keto diet in the lead up to the wedding, managing to drop an incredible 101kg – going from down to 149kg– so he could wear tux that wasn’t specially made for his size.

Breeana said: ‘When Tye proposed to me, I was over the moon but a wave of sadness washed over me at the same time. I knew I wanted to marry him, but not the way we were.

‘We were both so obese and had terrible eating habits. We would binge on mountains of fried food, sweet treats and drink four litres a soft drink daily between us without issue.

‘I told Tye that I’d only marry him if we made a solid effort to get healthy, and he agreed.

Scroll down to see Breeana’s keto meal plan

BEFORE DIET   Breakfast: Four slices of white toast with tin spaghetti and cheese (720 calories)   Mid-morning Snack: Chocolate and lollies (400 calories)   Lunch: Large takeaway meal from McDonalds (950 calories)   Afternoon snack: Packet of chips or instant noodles (350 calories)   Dinner: Pasta with sausages (900 calories)   Dessert: Ice cream and chocolate (450 calorries)   Drinks: Two litres of soft drink (1,000 calories)   TOTAL: 4,770 calories   AFTER DIET   Breakfast: Keto bulletproof coffee (400 calories)   Mid-morning Snack: Almonds with cream cheese and celery (200 calories)   Lunch: Eggs with mayonnaise, bacon, avocado and cheese (500 calories)   Dinner: Meat cooked in fats or garlic butter with avocado and vegetables (600 calories)   Drinks: Water or tea (0 calories)   TOTAL: 1,700 calories
Breeana lost weight with the keto diet (Credit: Caters)

‘I’d heard of the keto diet before but was really skeptical. I thought it was just another fad diet. 

‘But I saw people having amazing results and decided to give it a go. I’m so glad I tried it because it’s worked so much better than any other diet out there. 

‘We’re so used to trying to avoid fat, and the thought of eating a high-fat diet was baffling. But it’s made me feel better than I ever have in my entire life.

‘Just a few days after going keto, I had so much more energy. I was sleeping better, my skin cleared up and I was just happier. I knew at that point I would never look back.

‘We threw out everything bad we had in the fridge and started again with keto-friendly foods.

Scroll down to see Breeana’s keto meal plan

Keto diet helps NSW bride lose 51kg for wedding
Breeana wore a size six on her wedding day (Credit: Captured By Kara)

‘Tye and I also got a personal trainer and began going to the gym five days a week.

‘The weight just began melting off. It was incredible.

Since losing the weight, Breeana said she feels so liberated when out shopping and no longer needs to buy baggy clothes to hide her frame.

She said: ‘I’d always just wear tracksuits or big baggy jumpers with leggings. I thought it hid my fat, but it just made me look worse.

‘It feels incredible to be able to go into any store and find something in my size. I have so much more confidence. 

‘Doing this with the love of my life has been so rewarding. We really motivate and inspire each other.

‘It was the best thing we could have done for our relationship’

 Scroll down to see Breeana’s keto meal plan

BEFORE DIET

Breakfast: Four slices of white toast with tin spaghetti and cheese (720 calories)

Mid-morning Snack: Chocolate and lollies (400 calories)

Lunch: Large takeaway meal from McDonalds (950 calories)

Afternoon snack: Packet of chips or instant noodles (350 calories)

Dinner: Pasta with sausages (900 calories)

Dessert: Ice cream and chocolate (450 calorries)

Drinks: Two litres of soft drink (1,000 calories) 

TOTAL: 4,770 calories

AFTER DIET

Breakfast: Keto bulletproof coffee (400 calories)

Mid-morning Snack: Almonds with cream cheese and celery (200 calories)

Lunch: Eggs with mayonnaise, bacon, avocado and cheese (500 calories)

Dinner: Meat cooked in fats or garlic butter with avocado and vegetables (600 calories

Drinks: Water or tea (0 calories)

TOTAL: 1,700 calories

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