A woman who was inspired to transform her physique after struggling to find a wedding dress that fit has unveiled her amazing transformation after losing 110lbs.
Meredith Hutson, 26, from Texas, was left devastated after trying on wedding dresses following her engagement and finding they wouldn’t zip up due to her weight.
The hairdresser – who weighed 256lbs at her heaviest – set to work on losing weight in August 2019 with just over a year to go until her wedding to now husband Steven Hutson, 25, and now weighs 145lbs.
Previously, she would breakfast on donuts before dining on fast food all day, but now her diet is full of lean protein.
By her wedding day in November 2020, Meredith had lost 49lbs and fit into her wedding dress but she didn’t stop there, as she went on to lose another 56lbs and dropped eight dress sizes.
A bride-to-be who weighed 256lbs when she got engaged (pictured) has revealed how she was inspired to shed a staggering 111lbs after learning she couldn’t zip up any wedding dresses
Meredith Hutson, 26, was left devastated when she started shopping for her dream dress for her wedding to now-husband Steven, only to discover that none fit her – so she made it her mission to slim down, eventually losing 98lbs (pictured)
Spot the difference: By the time she tied the knot, Meredith had lost 50lbs (left) but she continued her fitness journey after the big day, and has since shed a further 60lbs (right)
Now working as a fitness coach, Meredith went from a dress size of 22 to a dress size of six in the space of two years.
Meredith said: ‘My whole life I was overweight and no matter what fad diet I tried, I would lost a little bit and then after a few months I would give up and gain it all back plus extra.’
‘When I was 24, I was faced with serious health issues and was concerned about my overall health and future given my weight so everyday, I was suffering from headaches, rashes, nausea, and doctors could never find a problem besides a thyroid condition.’
‘One day, I realized my health had reached this low point because of my weight and that’s when I made the decision to start my weight loss journey.’
After experiencing a multitude of health problems that she attributed to her weight, Meredith decided to focus on her overall health and future
The fitness fanatic went from weighing 256lbs to 145lbs in just two years and is now helping others do the same
Before losing weight Meredith was suffering from headaches, rashes, nausea, and doctors could never find a problem besides a thyroid condition
Meredith first started losing weight by joining a gym in August 2019 and changing her eating habits. Pictured after her weight loss
‘After getting engaged, the wedding motivated me to lose weight because when I was dress shopping, I had trouble fitting in dresses or doing the zip up at several stores.’
‘It was really discouraging but by my wedding day, I felt beautiful and although I wasn’t at my goal weight, I was so proud of what I had accomplished.’
‘My husband has supported me so much on this journey and he’s always encouraged me to stay on track.’
Meredith first started losing weight by joining a gym in August 2019 and changing her eating habits.
The fitness fanatic went from weighing 256lbs to 145lbs in just two years and is now helping others do the same.
Previously a dress size 3XL and bra size DDD (pictured), Meredith weight trained six days a week to cut down to a dress size 6 and a bra size B
Meredith and Steven together prior to her weight loss. Steven cooks for the pair daily and taught Meredith valuable advice about nutrition for when she makes her own meals
By her wedding day in November 2020, Meredith had lost 49lbs, fit into her wedding dress and felt ‘beautiful’
Now past her original goal weight, Meredith plans to continue losing weight further before focusing her efforts on building muscle
She added: ‘In a little over two years, I lost all of that weight whilst gaining muscle mass from simply counting my macros and eating in the correct calorie deficit along with weight training six days a week.
When she first started to lose weight, Meredith posted about her progress on social media and found the support from other pushed her to work harder and share how others could do the same. Pictured post weight loss
‘My sizes changed completely; I went from a 3XL to a small in clothes and my bra size went from a DDD to a B.’
‘I started posting on social media when I first started losing weight and the support I was getting from others was amazing so I pushed even harder and shared more to show others that it could be done.’
‘I then started giving others advice at that point and then found a true passion in helping others.’
‘My husband cooks for us daily and at the beginning of my journey, he worked away from home so he would spend his days teaching me everything nutrition wise so I was able to cook the right food for myself when he was away.’
‘I am still in the process of transforming my body and am still currently in a calorie deficit as of now.’
‘Although I am way past my goal, my plan is to stay in a deficit for a little bit longer to target certain stubborn areas and then in a few months I will be doing a small bulk to strictly gain muscle mass.’
MEREDITH’S DIET BEFORE
Lunch: Fast Food
Snacks: Hot Cheetos, Easy Mac (Mac & Cheese) & candy
Dinner: Fast food or a microwaveable meal
MEREDITH’S DIET AFTER
Breakfast: Egg whites, turkey bacon with English muffin or protein pancakes
Lunch: Tuna with crackers or Chicken Salad sandwich
Snacks: Beef Jerky, Yogurt, Protein drinks/bars/oatmeal
Dinner: Grilled Chicken with black beans or potatoes with veggies