A fitness influencer from Germany has shared before and after pics that show her impressive body transformation.
The best part? She actually increased her daily calorie intake to achieve the results.
Nessa Sphere, 40, from Germany weighed 62kg three years ago. Now she weighs 65kg but her body is impressively toned and she has lost five centimetres from her waist.
'Food is your friend, not your enemy,' she wrote in a recent post. 'I believe that if there is anything that people completely overlook, it is the nutrition aspect of living a healthy lifestyle.'
She says she now eats between 2,000 to 2,200 calories a day, in the form of five to six balanced meals a day. She believes this has helped her to slim down compared to when she was eating irregularly. Nessa also exercises five times a week, alternating between weights and cardio.
'Most of us, when it comes to eating healthy, think about a bowl of salad with grilled chicken. But is it enough to reach your goals? Definitely not.
'Unknown to most people, one of the biggest reasons they don’t get results they aim for, is simply NOT eating enough,' she wrote.
Nessa further captioned one of her images, 'When people start their fitness journey, they add a lot of cardio to their daily routine and cut calories way too low to get results faster. But that is actually working against them.
'When you’re not eating enough, [your body] sort of panics and you can send it into a starvation mode. Your metabolism slows down because it doesn’t know when and where its next round of calories is coming from.'