Chanelle Hayes displays seven stone weight loss after surgery as food addiction left her ‘morbidly obese’

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Chanelle Hayes has displayed her seven stone weight loss after her gastric sleeve surgery in before-and-after pictures.

The 33-year-old admitted that she was nervous to post the images of her body overhaul, revealing that she was in very low place both mentally and physically after gaining weight from overeating in the first lockdown.

Last month, the Big Brother star revealed that she had undergone secret gastric sleeve surgery and had shed seven stone.

Chanelle explains that before having the surgery, her food addiction had left her morbidly obese, with her weight spiralling to 17st4lb.

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Following the surgery, the reality star is now 10st 1lb and in a 'normal' BMI range after a total loss of 101lbs, which is 7st 2lbs.

The before-and-after shots show the mum-of-two standing with her back facing the camera, wearing black underwear and a sports bra with her arms outstretched.

In her caption, Chantelle wrote: “I have been so nervous to post my “before” shots because I was in such a low place mentally and physically when I was this size.

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"My addiction to food really spiralled through the first lockdown and my weight reached 17st4lb which was morbidly obese for my height 5ft 4in. I’m now in the “normal” BMI range at a weight of 10st 1lb and a total loss so far of 101lb in weight.

"My mental health took such a battering from me having zero self confidence, disgust at myself for not being able to stop myself eating, and shame that I was this size incase my children’s friends commented on it and embarrassed them.

"I was tired walking up the stairs, suffered from constant hip and knee pain and had a resting heart rate that was almost 90! The strain my weight was putting on my body was so unhealthy and daunting."

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Chanelle went on to say that she feels like she now has her life back as she wrote: "On 1st August 2020 I had gastric sleeve surgery with @tonicsurgery and have never looked back since. I didn’t have surgery because I am lazy or uneducated about how to be healthy. I was an addict and felt completely powerless. Tonic gave me a tool and physically restrained me from the huge amount of bingeing I would do.

"They speak to me regularly to update exercise plans, nutritional requirements and check on my mental health, giving me ways to behave in a healthier way around food. This procedure has really given me my life back. I am so so grateful.

She ended her post with the hashtags: "#throwbackthursday #weightlossjourney #weightlosstransformation #healthy #bariatricsurgery #blogger."

Casey Batchelor praised Chanelle as she said: “Amazing babe. Well done you. such an amazing achievement. you look fab xxx."

Former TOWIE star Maria Fowler wrote: “Amazing I know what a big decision this was for you. Proud of you , you have come so far.”

One fan wrote: “Well done for your honesty, this is what social media should be about. Thanks for sharing. This post will probably help far more people than you realise.”

And another fan commented: “You look fabulous an incredible journey gastric sleeve surgery is never the easy way out so proud of you for speaking out & sharing awareness.”

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