A 24-year-old woman who lost a stunning 140lbs in only eight months says her dieting helped her fight coronavirus.
Angelina Toppi from Maryland dropped from 320lbs to 180lbs before she tested positive for coronavirus. Fortunately, she did not have to stay at the hospital as she managed to recover at home.
“If I was as big as I had been, I think my symptoms and the length of them would have been far worse,” she expressed.
“My symptoms weren’t that severe and I think it was because I am healthy and not obese anymore.
“I lost my sense of smell, I had headaches, and I was really tired but it only lasted three or four days.
“I think if I was as heavy as I had been before, I would have had issues with my breathing.”
It was in February when Angelina started her weight loss journey – only three weeks before the US went into lockdown.
“I went through a bad breakup and I realized how heavy and unhealthy I was,” she explained. “The best way to get back at someone is to make yourself look better.
“Most people are gaining weight during COVID, but I’m losing it.”
“I have about 20g of carbs a day. I have no sugar, no bread, and no pasta. I just eat meat, salad, and vegetables.
“At first it was very difficult, but after about two months, it really just became a lifestyle. I could know how many carbs were in something just by looking at it. It became second nature.”
“I did miss pasta,” she added. “I’m Italian so my family eats a lot of spaghetti.”
Angelina said she is so happy with her achievement. “I feel so much better about myself,” she expressed. “I find walking easier and I don’t hear myself breathing all the time.
“I can fit into clothes at regular stores now, I’m not going to plus size stores all the time.”
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