- Mathilde Broberg, 21, from Aarhus, Denmark, has become a sportswear model
- She lost half her body weight thanks to ditching her 3,500-calorie diet
- The secret to her transformation is eating with a teaspoon
- She had a BMI of 40.6 which put her into the highest category of obesity
- By HARVEY DAY FOR MAILONLINE
A super-obese student has become a sportswear and catalogue model after losing half her body weight thanks to ditching her 3,500-calorie diet and eating with a teaspoon.
Mathilde Broberg, 21, from Aarhus, Denmark, would gorge on massive double-portion dinners and chocolate, and she eventually weighed in at a whopping 19 stone 9 (126kg).
But after she was almost turned away from a rollercoaster because of her size Mathilde ditched her favourite crisps, sweet treats and bread - and dropped nine stone in four years as a result.
She had a BMI of 40.6 which put her into the highest category of obesity according to the World Health Organisation - a healthy range is between 18.5-25.
She decided to make the drastic lifestyle change after an embarrassing moment on a roller coaster where she almost failed to fit into a seat harness and after seeing a picture of herself in a school production.
By cutting out all chocolate, cake, crisps, sweets, pasta and bread, the once stout student lost an impressive nine stone in four years.
Mathilde attributes her success to tricking her body into feeling fuller quicker by only eating with a teaspoon and ensuring her portions were no bigger than her hand.
The svelte slimmer now weighs 10st 5 (67kg) and after a tummy tuck last year, has now became a sportswear and catalogue model.
Mathilde, a personal trainer, said: 'Before, I would buy all the things you dream of like chips, chocolate, cake, noodles and lots of junk food between meals.
'I wasn't served dessert so whatever unhealthy food I bought I would eat in my room and easily was eating over 3,500 calories a day.
'My stomach must have been the size of a horse's after all those years of overeating, I was always eating way more than I was supposed to.'
She added: 'When I stopped eating all junk food, I quit chips, candy, cake, bread and pasta, as well as using a couple of great tricks to combat my greediness.
'Firstly, my portions are around the size of a flat-out hand I made sure my portions were no bigger than that, it stopped me piling-up a food mountain on my plate like before.
'I also started eating with a teaspoon rather than a table spoon, that way I was feeling full quicker.
'By eating with a teaspoon, it tricked my brain into thinking I was consuming way more than I really was, it worked well for me.
'Now I'm in a modelling agency, doing catalogue work, commercials and things like that for sportswear as I have the muscles to carry it off.
'If someone told me three years ago, that I would be a professional trainer and a model, I would have just laughed at them.'
Mathilde's weight left her in uncomfortable situations throughout her early life and stopped her from socialising because she feared she wouldn't be able to keep up with her friends.
Her decision to diet was encouraged after seeing a photograph of her performing in a musical, where the toll of her weight gain hit her hard.
Mathilde said: 'It wasn't fun being obese as a child because I missed out on things my friends did like running around, going swimming and more.
'I feared going on rollercoasters as I didn't think I'd fit into the seat, one time I was close to being kicked off a ride as the latch was struggling to pull over me.
'After seeing a picture from our school production, I realised how big and knew there was no way I could go to college looking how I did, I knew it would be a living nightmare.'
Shortly after the embarrassing incident she vowed to eat one final slice of cake before cutting out all junk food in 2011.
Last year, having lost nine stone she had a $7,000 (5,700GBP) tummy tuck paid for by the government to deal with her embarrassing, extremely-saggy skin.
Mathilde said: 'After losing weight, my belly looked just as large as it did when I was heavily obese, it was a tummy of harsh old fat, I really hated it.
'It looked like a tongue of old skin and had an overhang.
'Before the surgery, I felt trapped inside a body that wasn't really mine, now that my excess skin is gone I feel like I've transformed into the real me.'
Mathilde continued toning up and is now a sportswear and catalogue model, which she does alongside her studies and working as a personal trainer.
Since losing half her body weight, family members have struggled to recognise her and she's even been hit-on by old friends who don't realise it's her.
She said: 'A family member came up to me at a party and introduced himself because he didn't recognise me now that I look so different.
'Also, out of nowhere I've suddenly becme interesting to the boys, I've turned down a lot of people who have asked me out because if they can't handle me at my biggest they don't deserve me now.
'When I was fat I never thought I could be a regular size or lose weight, so now being able to maintain this is a huge deal for me.'
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