A student from Dallas, Texas, who was teased for her weight as a teenager, has shed 63lbs to become a fitness model.
Meghan Gilbert suffered from binge eating disorder throughout her school years and weighed 200lbs at her heaviest.
She has now been “clean” for two years and credits her weight loss to exercise and a change in mindset.
“The girl on the left was 200 lbs of depression, anxiety, and sin,” the 21-year-old wrote in an emotional Instagram post..
“I was addicted to drugs and I partied every night. I woke up in the morning wanting to forget that I had to wake up this morning.. my life was just..sad.”
Gilbert turned to drugs at the tender age of 14 and soon became depressed.
One day, she explains in her post, she overdosed on “one too many pills,” and credits her devotion to Christianity to helping her recover.
“When I woke up from my overdose, I saw my tattoo “walk by faith not by sight” and that’s when I knew I wasn’t doing life right,” she continued.
“The Bible PREACHES LOVE! That’s Jesus’s commandment. So that’s where I started. I loved myself. I loved the gym. I loved the hardship. I loved the pain and soreness. I loved the people around me. And most of all, I loved God.”
Now, Gilbert is a bonafide fitness model, documenting her journey on Instagram to 65,700 followers.
She regularly posts short workout videos and shares details of her newfound healthy lifestyle.
Gilbert has also launched a 30 day weight loss program that fans can purchase online for $39.99 (£29).