A young woman who suffered joint pain, heartburn and high blood pressure after throwing on the scales over 18 has revealed the result of her 6th weight loss.
Evie Nagy, an advertising and marketing manager, was determined to shed the pounds last year after struggling to complete everyday chores.
The 28-year-old gained weight after an injury and weighed around 116 kg by January 2020.
Despite a string of bans that closed gyms, Evie followed a plan by a former Olympian and lost more than 6th place in 15 months – and no longer needs blood pressure medication.
Evie Nagy (left before and immediately after the weight loss) weighed around 116 kg and lost more than 6 kg, or 42 kg, in 15 months
The advertising and marketing manager was encouraged to shed the pounds last year after struggling with everyday chores. Pictured: Evie before her weight loss journey (left) and after 15 months of training (right)
Evie with Roar nutritionist and trainer Matt Lindsay, left, and PT Tom Paulson, right
Evie (left and right during her workouts) did a mix of lower and upper body exercises
The roar menu: hot baked salmon
Roar Fitness nutritionist Matt Lindsay shares one of his favorite dinner recipes
Spices, for seasoning
Preheat the oven to 180 ° C
Place the salmon with asparagus in an ovenproof dish
Season with salt, chilli flakes, paprika and garlic powder for a spicy kick
Bake for 20 minutes
Chop 2 spring onions and half an avocado and serve
Wanting to change her life, Evie signed up for Roar Fitness, a gym chain run by three-time Olympian Sarah Lindsay.
At Roar, the concept is relatively simple – participants stick to three nutrient-rich, protein-rich meals a day of healthy snacks while lifting heavy weights under the guidance of Superfit instructors.
Roar promises to give you the body of your dreams in just 12 weeks.
Evie, who is standing on a tiny six feet, told MailOnline: “I was really unhealthy when I started; I was severely overweight and was taking blood pressure medication that was directly related to my weight.
“Before, my diet was just a huge amount. I would do everything from scratch, but it would be a lot of pasta, a lot of wine, chips, chocolate – everything.
“You can be a lazy vegetarian or a vegan because there are a lot of meat substitutes.
“I also have a family history of problems, including arthritis, and I’ve had to do everything in my power to prevent this from becoming my future.”
So she threw herself into the new regime and avoided junk food and wine for over a year.
“When I signed the plan, I just thought there is no reason to complain, I can’t have it. I’m an all-or-nothing person, so I managed to turn it off right at the start – no chips or junk for a year and a half.
“I really loved it. But in the beginning my body went into withdrawal – we left out carbohydrates and sugar, so I had withdrawal symptoms and had severe headaches.
“I haven’t missed any food – I was so happy to be following a plan and I knew I could go back to chocolate, it would be there forever. I didn’t have chocolate for a year and a half, and wine only on special occasions.
“I’m not sure how I would have done it if we weren’t banned” because I work in a very sociable industry. But when Boris ruined Christmas, I broke down – it drove me to a G&T.
“My thighs no longer rub and I feel healthier, even moving is easier. When I was 18-20, I felt it in my joints. Now I’m 12-14. ‘
Evie is now mixing up her workouts and doing Roar Fitness’ newest concept, Roar Metal – strength training classes conducted via an online subscription from home or at the Kensington studio (pictured)
Roar Fitness has gyms in Kensington, Bank and Liverpool Streets and is run by three-time Olympian Sarah Lindsay (pictured)
Evie at the end of her 15 month program with her proud trainer Tom
Evie has been put through its paces by Tom Paulson, Roar’s personal trainer
Evie had about 12 workouts at the gym, but when the lockdown began in March 2020, she was only following a diet plan and walking her dog, aiming for “at least” 10,000 steps a day.
She added, “As soon as we were allowed to go to the gym, I was there. The government would lift the restrictions on Monday and I would be at the gym that morning. We focused on the lower body or the lower body, alternately three times a week for an hour each time. ‘
Evie was inspired to lose weight after suffering an injury at college.
She said, “I grew up with ballet followed by music theater studies, so I was always active until my early twenties when I tore my ankle ligaments – then it went downhill and I gained weight very quickly.
“Between November 2019 and January 2020, I convinced myself that I couldn’t lose weight.
“I was watching House on TV one night and they diagnosed someone with Cushing’s disease and I made sure I had it – I had some of the symptoms and even went to the hospital and had a lot of tests.
“I had gained 8 kg in two months. But all the tests were negative and I was like c ** p, I’m just fat. ‘
Now Evie is working to maintain her new streamlined figure as she tries new exercises.
“I try to take at least 10,000 steps and go to the gym every day. At the moment I’m just trying to educate myself about diet and exercise.
“I make sure I’m getting enough protein because I’m a vegetarian, I started an Instagram to help others, and I just try new things – trampoline jumping, bikes – to see what I enjoy.
“I eat balanced meals and really just practice listening for hunger signals and eating mindfully – which is easier said than done.
“When I was making roar, I was eating 1,500-1,700 calories a day. I’m not counting calories anymore, which can be stressful without the structure and accountability, but I try to be mindful and remind myself, no, I don’t need the third piece of toast.
“My plan was to get a size 12, which I did, then hold that for a year and then see if I want to get smaller.
“I have to buy a whole new wardrobe for the winter because I only have size 18 clothes.
“I was stopped on the blood pressure medication because it went back to a normal range and it’s now so much easier to move around. I feel a world of difference and no more heartburn. ‘
The 28-year-old now lives healthier without any medication
In addition to lifting weights, the marketing director was given a high-protein diet to follow
Evie added: “I don’t miss anything now, I have it regularly, but listen to my body. There’s chocolate in the house if I really want it.
“I would definitely do the program again and would recommend anyone do it, especially if you need a big life change like I did.
“I also lost a few people I love to Covid; it really makes you think about the underlying health conditions. It made people realize that they are a little more mortal than they think they are.
“I make sure that I give myself the best possible foundation for myself in the years to come.”
Follow Evie’s journey on Instagram @evieswellnessjourney
Roar Fitness is offering gyms in Kensington, Bank and Liverpool Streets and new strength training classes held online in the home or at the Kensington gym.