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Former medical scientist Lainey Griffin had tried every diet under the sun, but still couldn’t achieve her ideal shape.
The 35-year-old put her diet and exercise routine on the backburner when she started college, ballooning to 10st and a UK size 14.
She yo-yo dieted throughout her twenties, falling into a cycle of losing and gaining weight.
But after her milestone birthday, Lainey decided to get serious about shaping up.
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She said: “I was a UK size 14 and on a small frame like mine, it was a very uncomfortable size and weight.
“I started yo-yo dieting; trying Weight Watchers, which got results but once I started to eat normally again, I piled on the weight again.
“When I began working in the hospital, I was working up to 70 hours a week. With limited hours for exercise and crappy hospital food, my weight again went up.
“When I turned 30, I looked in the mirror and did not like what I saw, so I decided it was time to sort out my life and my diet.”
By overhauling her lifestyle, the fitness fan dropped down to a toned 8st 12lbs and a UK size 6-8.
It wasn’t long until she decided to push herself to the next level by entering a fitness contest.
Lainey said: “Initially when I started in the gym, it was simply to drop some weight, but I fell in love with it. I fell in love with lifting weights.
“When I started to clean up my diet, I started to drop the fat”
“I started to see better results than I had ever seen from any fad diet or hours of treadmill running and within a couple of months I was starting to see my muscles tone up, so when I started to clean up my diet, I started to drop the fat.
“Within a few months I had not only transformed my body, but I had started to look in the mirror and love what stared back at me.
“I decided I wanted to show everyone what is possible to achieve when you set your mind to it.
“I entered my first bodybuilding competition; I could not believe it, I reached second place.”
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Now the brunette babe is a fitness influencer, with an Instagram following of over 90,000.
She credits her husband Lex, also a social media star, for cleaning up her eating regime.
Lainey explained: “I now had the itch for fitness.
“I was now my priority. I met my husband a year later and he was a fitness online influencer and he introduced me to a more scientific approach to dieting.
“Until this point, I had gotten results through simply eating a restricted clean-eating diet; it made socialising and family events difficult.”
She continued: “My husband, Lex, taught me about flexible eating, which allowed me to reach the same fitness goals through scientifically calculating my macronutrient targets and hitting them daily.
“I have used this method to successfully train for numerous bodybuilding competitions.
“Within six months of meeting my husband, I quit my job of nine years in the lab, to move to the UK and work as an online flexible dieting coach and online influencer.
“With more time, I discovered my love of cooking; I now spend my time working on exciting healthy recipes that can be incorporated into a healthy balanced diet.”