An obese woman who blamed her massive weight on her family’s culture of
eating cow tongue has lost nine stone to transform herself into a Kim
Maddy Ghorob, 29, spent her childhood munching on a calorie-heavy diet and at one point weighed the same as a baby elephant.
Maddy told MailOnline:
“I used to weigh the same as a baby elephant. I wasn’t living.At times I just wanted to die.
day my dad said ‘I’m embarrassed to go out with you. Not because you’re
fat, because your weight shows people that you don’t care about
yourself and you don’t value your body or life’.
My diet as a child was ridiculous.”For example, in our culture we eat a
lot of cow tongue.”It’s the most delicious way to get instant heart
disease. When I was little I loved it and would eat two or three a day”I
was six years old and eating over 2000 calories a day of fatty cow
Maddy’s surgery was also painful, but a year on she is determined to keep the weight down.
She said: “The last six or so months have been all me exercising my willpower and self-control.’
“I am happier, I am more confident, I am social, I am lively, I am nicer, I am more fun.