Mother, 24, who ate McDonald’s twice a day during her pregnancy is in better shape than before she had a baby after ditching junk food and taking up weight training to lose 38kgs
A mother who ate fast food throughout her pregnancy shed over 38kgs in nine months by swapping cardio for weight training.
Alex Moore, 24, from Adelaide, gained more than 31kgs while pregnant with her one-year-old daughter Alora, after spending four months eating McDonald’s everyday.
Weighing more than 83kgs, Alex decided to get into shape by swapping burgers for protein-rich meals and embarking on a ‘strict military fitness regime’ including two hour gym visits and 6km walks daily.
After shedding 38kgs in weight, Alex has now embarked on a career as an OnlyFans model and has amassed more than 71,000 followers on Instagram.
The mother shed over 38kgs in nine months by swapping cardio and HIIT classes for weight training and now works as an OnlyFans model
Alex Moore, 24, from Adelaide, Australia, gained over 31kgs while pregnant, weighing over 83kgs after giving birth in May 2020
Alex found out she was pregnant at the end of 2019 and says midway through her pregnancy she began to eat unhealthily, causing her to pile on the kilos
Alex found out she was pregnant at the end of 2019 and says midway through her pregnancy she began to eat unhealthily, causing her to pile on the pounds.
‘I really stacked on the weight – I was working long hours as a dental nurse and would eat McDonald’s at least once a day,’ Alex, a former dental nurse, said.
‘I was starting early. I’d usually get hash brown, egg and bacon muffin and hot chocolate for breakfast.
‘And then for lunch I’d order a Quarter Pounder or Big Mac meal, a chocolate sundae and extra chicken nuggets with mayo.
Alex, pictured soon after her pregnancy, said she ‘stacked on the weight’ while eating McDonald’s at least once a day
Alex swapped burgers for protein-rich meals and embarked on a ‘strict military fitness regime’ including two hour gym visits and 6km walks daily
‘My mental health throughout most of my pregnancy was fine, however I did struggle towards the end realising how much weight I had gained and not recognising myself.’
Alex welcomed her daughter in May 2020 – but found herself feeling uncomfortable with her body.
She said: ‘I didn’t want to go out anywhere to show her off, I just wanted to hide away.
‘I felt guilty I’d given birth to a beautiful baby girl but I was so embarrassed about how I looked so never wanted my picture taken with her.
Alongside her healthy diet, Alex decided to ditch cardio and HIIT workouts in favour of weight training in a bid to gain lean muscle
Despite being in better physical shape than before she had children, Alex says her meals are now bigger than what they were before. She is pictured after losing over 38kgs
Alex says swapping her career as a dental nurse for modelling means she can spend more time with her daughter Alora and still make a good salary
‘All I constantly heard was, “Your body will never be the same” and “You will always have a mum tum, learn to love it”.
‘I didn’t want to be like that, so I used it as motivation.’
Alex decided that enough was enough and began to get in shape by hitting the gym and overhauling her diet.
She said: ‘I worked my a** off at the gym going at 5am every morning and going for 6km walks every day.’
Despite being in better physical shape than before she had children, Alex says her meals are now bigger than what they were before – but packed with nutritious ingredients.
Alex, pictured after her weight loss, now eats three main meals a day and has a snack in the morning which may be a protein bar, protein shake or a bit of fruit
Alex no longer counts macros or calories instead opting to eat whole foods workout regularly to maintain her physique
After shedding over 38kgs, the mother has even decided to swap her career in dental nursing for the glamorous life of an OnlyFans model
‘At first I was really strict on my diet. I probably went too hard and developed somewhat of an eating disorder. I’ve now worked out a healthy relationship with food and exercise.
‘Before I was only eating three small meals a day. Now I have larger meals and snacks.
‘I don’t really count macros, or calories. I just try to eat mainly whole foods, regularly.
Alex’s diet before
Breakfast: McDonald’s hash brown, egg and bacon muffin and hot chocolate
Lunch: Quarter Pounder meal or Big Mac meal, a chocolate sundae and extra chicken nuggets
Dinner: Curry, pasta or pizza
Alex’s diet now
Breakfast: 50g oats, square of chocolate, cup of mixed frozen berries
Lunch: Two pieces of toast with avocado and chilli flakes
Dinner: Chicken, steak, pork with veg and rice
Snack: Protein bar, yoghurt, fruit, protein shake
‘I eat three main meals a day and have a snack in the morning which may be a protein bar, protein shake or a bit of fruit.
‘In the afternoon I snack on a yoghurt but I try to listen to my body. I no longer turn down opportunities to eat out, and enjoy treats without guilt.’
Alongside her healthy diet, Alex decided to ditch cardio and HIIT workouts in favour of weight training in a bid to gain lean muscle.
After losing more than 38kgs the mother has even decided to swap her career in dental nursing for the glamorous life of an OnlyFans model.
She said: ‘I saw it as a good source of income being a single mum having my daughter majority of the time. Now I can spend my days with Alora, and still make a good income.’
Alex shared a video documenting her weight loss to her 248,000 TikTok followers, who showered the mum-of-one with praise.
One TikTok user said: ‘This is what hard work and discipline looks like queens! Good job mumma’.
A second follower added: ‘I literally gasped, this is amazing’.
‘Such an amazing transformation. Well done,’ said another fan.
One inspired viewer commented: ‘You’re doing amazing Alex, it’s empowering watching you.’
While someone else said: ‘Yes mama. You look awesome’.
Speaking about how her journey may inspire others, Alex added: ‘I really want to show other mums what you can achieve when you set goals and are determined enough to achieve them.
‘I also want people to know that it’s important not to neglect self-care just because you’re a mother – you’re allowed to treat yourself and do things just for yourself.’