Posting a ‘before and after’ image of her 30-kilogram weight loss, Alycia explained that the show’s producers had asked her to supply images depicting her “at her biggest” but she refused.
“It is hard to look at them myself, let alone have others judge me!” she explains.
But now, she’s decided to share the images in the hope that it inspires others.
“Despite my smile, I wasn’t a happy person in the photo on the left,” she writes. “I was in a bad relationship I didn’t have the strength to leave at the time. I was constantly criticised for the way I looked and rebelled by eating more.”
Alycia credits changing her mental outlook for giving her the strength to regain control over her body. “I truly believe that a positive mind attracts wonderful things,” she says. “I grew mentally determined to become a healthy person purely for myself and my body followed.”
“I got rid of anything/anyone toxic in my life, altered my diet and within three months I lost the first 12kgs. Over time I’ve managed to lose more than 30kgs and now feel the best I ever have!”