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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Woman Who Turned To Comfort Eating After Being Teased Over Uneven Breasts Is Named 'Slimmer Of The Year'

A woman who turned to comfort eating after being teased over her uneven breasts has been named 'Slimmer of the Year' after she lost five stone and dropped from a size 18 to a 10.

Daniella Day, 23, was diagnosed with a congenital breast deformity at the age of 16 which caused one breast to grow much larger than the other.

One of her breasts was a DD while the other was a cup size A and she stuffed her bra with tissue at school to correct the imbalance.

Daniella was given a temporary implant in one side of her chest at the age of 16, and was told that she could have a permanent one put it once she had finished growing.

But her confidence plummeted after she was nicknamed 'tissue tits' by bullies at school and she began to comfort eat.

By the age of 21, when she was due to have corrective surgery for her breast a-symmetry, surgeons refused her the procedure because she had grown too fat to operate safely.

But months later she dropped five stone and was chosen as Slimmer of the Year.

She told the Nottingham Post : "I was teased a lot throughout school because of it. I was sad and depressed and food became my comforter.

"I was told that when I was 21, I could go back for the second stage of surgery at Countess of Chester Hospital once I had stopped growing and a permanent implant would be put in its place.

"But by the time that birthday arrived, I was a size 18 and had put on a whopping four stone through binge eating at university - and I was told I couldn’t have the surgery as, by now, I was clinically obese."

Miss Day, who lived in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire at the time and now lives in Borrowash, Derbyshire, decided to join a weight loss programme called the Cambridge Weight Plan after realising she needed to lose weight in order to qualify for the hospital treatment.

She opted to have three of the plan's products every day, which ranged from bars, porridge, specially supplied meals and shakes as well as drinking 2.5 litres of water.

Miss Day was crowned the National Slimmer of the Year at the Cambridge Weight Plan Annual Convention in November 2017, where she won a holiday to Monte Carlo.

She was crowned the winner of the 'social hero' category which is for those whose weight loss has given them the confidence to become a more social person.

She added: "I thought I had tried everything to try and lose weight and nothing worked but this really did work and I think it is because you have your own consultant helping you through. I would urge anyone who thinks they have tried everything to lose weight to give this a go if they haven't already."