A TOOWOOMBA woman is happier, healthier and 20kg lighter in just 16 weeks.
But it wasn't a fad diet or extreme exercise that changed 20-year-old Hayley Hunter's life, but eating more and training correctly.
Ms Hunter enlisted the help of Body's n Booty's, started by Toowoomba man Clayton Bielby, who wants to change people's misconceptions about the right way to lose weight.
"The biggest misconception is people need to train more and eat less, but that's just ridiculous," he said.
"It works for short-term goals, which I call the rebound effect, because people will do it short term and get results but they will rebound after.
"What people understand is they need to learn how their body works so they can eat more of the right foods and train correctly."
Ms Hunter said she had tried fad diets and other things but nothing had worked for her.
"My biggest weakness, because I am also a chef, (is) I am surrounded by food all the time so I constantly have to watch what I am eating and what I am trying," she said.
"At the start the hardest thing was a mix of food and getting injured. Some days getting out of bed and coming to the gym was hard.
"But I enjoy doing it and enjoy challenging myself. It has definitely made me a lot happier and fitter."
Ms Hunter, who is about to embark on the 16-week program again, is one of the most successful clients Mr Bielby has had, which he said came down to nutrition, training, motivation and education.
For more go to bodysnbootys.com.au.
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