Patience is a virtue, no more so when it comes to your health - that's according to one fitness blogger who has managed to achieve a remarkable change over the past two years.
In May 2015, 23-year-old Chloe Longstaff was suffering with daily headaches, caused by high blood pressure from being overweight
Two years later, she has lost seven stone.
Longstaff wrote on her blog that she did it the plain old fashioned way.
I have not had any weight loss surgery, taken any ‘magic’ pills or shortcuts, I have lost all of my weight by following a healthy balanced lifestyle consisting of lots of healthy food and plenty of exercise.
She says 80 per cent of the time she eats healthily and 20 per cent of the time, she allows for treats.
Longstaff explains why she hates diets:
To me, a diet gives the impression of a short term fix, possibly before a holiday or other occasion when people want to feel good before going away. While a quick-fix diet may provide you with a quick weight loss in a short amount of time, it’s likely that all the weight lost will be gained very easily and very quickly.
In the first few months of her diet, she lost roughly two to three pounds per week.
And while Lonsgstaff is honest about the struggles she still has with food - it's clear she's an inspiration for anyone more interested in a lifestyle change than a quick diet.