Barista, 20, shares how she lost 44kg and dropped to a size 12 in less than two years

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Australian barista Xanthia Efthymiou, 20, has shared how she lost 44 kilograms in less than two years and dropped from a size 22 to a size 12.
A 20-year-old Australian barista has shared how she lost 44kg in less than two years and dropped from a size 22 to a size 12.

In her final year of high school, Xanthia Efthymiou originally weighed 114 kilograms and started losing weight in December 2017 after experiencing painful back issues.

'I went to my doctor to find out I gained 20kg that year and was told I would have major health risks if I was to continue gaining weight the way I was,' Xanthia told FEMAIL.

The Gold Coast resident admitted she had a 'really bad problem' with binge eating and would consume a high amount of fast food and snacks daily.

'I would always try to cut out certain foods but at night I'd give in and snack for hours,' she said.

But Xanthia managed to transform her lifestyle and tipped the scales at 70kg by September 2017.

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Xanthia Efthymiou (pictured) has shared how she lost 44 kilograms in less than two years and dropped from a size 22 to a size 12

In her final year of high school, Xanthia originally weighed 114 kilograms and started losing weight in December 2017 after experiencing painful issues with her back

'The most challenging part was starting, I was always scared to work out in public because I'd breathe so heavily so I was scared people were going to judge me for being so unfit,' she said.

In order to shed the weight, Xanthia committed to four kilometre walks five times a week and eventually decided to join a gym once she lost the first ten kilograms.

'I started doing high-intensity interval training (HIIT) three times a week until I felt comfortable going into the gym,' she said.

'I now do weightlifting five days a week and it's currently my favourite form of exercise since…
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