A 22-year-old personal trainer has revealed how she transformed her body after changing her diet by eating more carbohydrates.
Isabel Beeston, from Perth, described herself as an ‘average boozer’ when she was 18 before going on a low-carb diet after she decided to change her lifestyle.
And so, the online fitness coach – who now weighs a healthy 54 kilograms – went from a diet of eating just 40 grams of carbs a day to 370 grams.
She also upped her calorie intake from 900 to 2,500 calories a day.
Isabel Beeston has revealed her impressive body transformation after eating more carbs
The 22-year-old was once an ‘average boozer’ (left) before going on a low-carb diet (centre)
‘I feel amazing,’ Miss Beeston told Daily Mail Australia.
‘My diet is still very structured but I have so much more freedom. When I was on the low-carb diet, I would burn out by lunchtime, now I’m full of energy.’
At the age of 18, the young woman found herself drinking every weekend with friends – a social life that saw her lose motivation to stay healthy.
‘I have always been into my fitness and sport but after leaving high school, drinking took over my life,’ she explained.
‘I was binge drinking every Saturday night. I would then feel hungover the next day, and you would just eat c*** – and it was a continuous cycle.’
The social media influencer said she went on a low-carb diet after being out of shape despite weighing 53 kilograms.
‘I was really unhappy with how I let myself go. I started comparing myself to how fit I was before. I wasn’t happy with myself,’ she said.
‘When I was 20 years old, I sort of just got over the drinking. I got a lot more into my fitness because I saw how my health outweighed getting drunk.
‘Then I fell in love with training and sort of flourished from that.’
The online fitness coach went from a diet of eating 40 grams of carbs a day to 370 grams
Now, the 22-year-old sticks to macronutrients – the three components of food – carbohydrates, protein, and fats – that are required to help the human body function properly
The young woman has revealed how eating more carbohydrates has led to a healthy lifestyle
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But her low-carb diet and gruelling cardio workouts led to no social life – and she eventually tipped the scales at just 46 kilograms.
‘I could feel my energy lagging because I was on the diet day in, day out after cutting out foods like bread and sugar,’ she said.
‘Being hungry all the time was one of the challenges I faced because you get grumpy and have a short temper. When your mood goes down, it affects everything you do in your day.
‘I thought being on a low-carb diet was normal at the time and I was avoiding doing social things like I wouldn’t go to the pub with my friends and would stay home instead.’
But when she was studying to become a personal trainer, she learned there was much ‘more to being skinny’.
‘Two years ago, it was all about being skinny and obsessing over simple things like six packs and thigh-gaps,’ she said.
‘But now, it’s all about the muscles and being strong. The “dream body” has become far more realistic… Booty gains need carbs.’
Now, she sticks to macronutrients – the three components of food – carbohydrates, protein, and fats – that are required to help the human body function properly.
‘I’m eating lots of rice, rice cakes, sweet potato, gluten-free cereal and lots of fruits,’ she said.
She advises young women who are looking to undergo a body transformation to ‘be consistent, get a coach, train through your routine and keep a balance diet’
She also praised social media for being a huge part in her life.
‘I don’t let social media consume me it’s definitely an inspirational contributor to where I am today,’ she said.
Reflecting back at her incredible body transformation, Miss Beeston said she was always a ‘happy girl’ but was on ‘completely different paths of my life’.
‘Both bodies demonstrate hard work and discipline. One simply has energy to fulfill the other things in life, while one would burn out by post-lunch time,’ she said.
‘These are two different results from two very different mindsets. I’m not saying one is right over the other, it’s okay to want to get “shredded” but learning when to stop and progress in the next direction can be difficult.
‘It’s so easy to get caught up in the dieting routine you don’t see yourself wearing away.’
Reflecting back at her incredible body transformation, Miss Beeston said she was always a ‘happy girl’ but was on ‘completely different paths of my life’
She described the ‘ideal body’ as ‘whatever your own body looks like at an optimal health and function level’ that ‘gives you the best feeling’.
‘The ideal physique is going to be the one where you actually have energy to move, play, work and play again,’ she said.
‘Now, I am about five kilograms heavier than competition week and 10 times more functional.’
She advises young women who are looking to undergo a body transformation to ‘be consistent, get a coach, train through your routine and keep a balance diet’.
‘Don’t hold back on your life because it’s not living,’ she said.
‘First of all, you don’t need to drink to have fun. I still enjoy a drink with friends but have a balance – you don’t have to completely go on a fitness regime or binge drink – you can still get the best of both worlds.’
For more information about Izzy Beeston, visit her website Ambitious Bodies.