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Single mum depressed by her size loses half her body weight through diet of green tea

Mirror logo Mirror 5/07/2017 Danya Bazaraa

Siobhan's weight left her feeling depressed (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Siobhan's weight left her feeling depressed (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) A single mum who was depressed about her size has lost almost half her body weight thanks to a diet of green tea.

Siobhan Thornton, 23, tipped the scales at 17-and-a-half stone after giving birth to her daughter and splitting up with her partner.

Feeling down about her appearance, she continued to gorge on junk food.

But after researching weight loss aids online, she began drinking green tea and has now lost over eight stone.

Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton After adding in a minimum of two cups of green tea a day to her daily routine, she now weighs less than nine stone and is a size eight.

And she says she is fighting off blokes who can't get enough of her trim new look.

Siobhan is inundated with requests for dates from guys who previously shunned her and has even downloaded Tinder.

The cafe worker said: "I used to avoid looking at myself - now my confidence is through the roof and I've halved my BMI.

Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton "I am certain that I lost the first three stone through drinking green tea alone.

"My metabolism just went through the roof and I hadn't done much else.

"I was measuring my waist and it was getting smaller and smaller and I wasn't doing any exercise.

"Green tea is so underrated and it's cheap as chips."

Studies have shown that green tea helps fat oxidation and improves exercise performance.

In one weight loss study, the active ingredient EGCG showed 24-hour metabolism rises of 4%, equivalent to burning an extra 65 to 200 calories a day.

Siobhan Thornton now has guys keen on her who shunned her before (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Siobhan Thornton now has guys keen on her who shunned her before (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) Siobhan, 23, had always been a size 14 to 16, but after having baby Tia three-and-a-half years ago, her weight exploded and she could barely cram herself into a size 22.

By the end of 2015 she weighed in at 17 stone 7lbs, had split up with her partner, was close to being diabetic and was severely depressed by her appearance.

Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton She ate nothing but junk food, spent nights on the sofa scoffing chocolate, avoided mirrors and never went out.

After a trip to her GP in her home of East Kilbride, she was given the choice of anti-depressants or personal training sessions.

She began going to the gym several times a week. She was so unfit, her initial training sessions made her ill.

The mum now only eats junk food in moderation (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc The mum now only eats junk food in moderation (Photo: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton) After researching online, she began drinking green tea whenever she remembered.

She said: "The first two and a half to three stone fell off because of the green tea, because I hadn't really kicked the exercise up a gear.

"I couldn't believe that it was something so simple. Now I look back at old pictures and can't believe it's me and neither can anyone else."

Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton © Provided by Trinity Mirror Plc Credits: Triangle News / Siobhan Thornton By 2017, her weight had dropped to under nine stone after she continued to guzzle the green tea and added three gym trips three times a week.

She says she still eats junk food - but only in moderation.

She also bought a vibro plate - which slims using vibrations - to stand on while she watched TV.

And her slinky new figure now means she is attracting the fellas left, right and centre.

"I've had people chase me down on the motorway twice trying to give me their numbers," she said.

"I'm still processing getting this sort of attention."

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