A Swedish Instagram fitness model took to Instagram to showcase her body transformation, all of which she attributes entirely to giving up alcohol. The star also talked about how she stopped weighing herself and instead put in an effort to love herself.
Jelly Devote, who now lives in Sheffield, opened up on her Instagram about the comparative effects of water and wine on her physique. She says she now drinks a maximum of one to two glasses of wine per week and drinks water the rest of the time. According to her, this has drastically changed her physique.
She wrote a detailed Instagram post alongside to advise her followers on how to achieve the same results as her.
“There is so many changes in how I look, how I feel, and how I live my life,” she wrote.
She also credits a lot of her success to a change in her attitude about herself. She said, “I’ve never felt better, I have balance. I eat a doughnut followed by a salad I don’t drink alcohol often, I down my water and most importantly I’ve gone from hating myself to loving myself,” she said.
She said she had even stopped weighing herself when she was at her highest weight because she felt so bad about herself. “People always ask how much I’ve lost, and I honestly don’t know what my highest weight was (not the picture) due to hating myself so much I didn’t weigh myself (probably around 75kg) and I don’t weigh myself anymore (lightest I’ve been 45kg, NOT HEALTHY MIND),” she wrote.
She advised her followers to focus on how they felt about themselves rather than numbers on a scale; “Weight doesn’t matter, you matter. How you feel about yourself. Don’t focus on a number that can fluctuate 5kg in two days.”
She also spoke out about how she has transitioned from the wild party life to the mellow life, and how that has positively impacted her self-respect and how she feels on a daily basis; “I’ve now been “balanced” since the crazy party nights in Bali and I’m feeling SO good again! Party life ain’t for me! I rather be in sneakers then heals, and rather drink protein and smoothies then sipping champagne.”
In other posts, Jelly has spoken out about how she started working out when she was 21 years old, when she saw a bad picture of herself; it pushed her to swap out the unhealthy aspects of her diet for healthier items. Within a few months, she had dropped around 40 pounds. However, she makes it a point to highlight that the numbers on the scale do not hold much significance to her anymore; it is all about how she feels on the inside.
She has transitioned from watching her weight like a hawk to being lax and enjoying her life. She also focuses on traveling. In another Instagram post, she wrote, “Off days are just as important as “on” days, both mentally and physically,” highlighting how she listens to what her body tells her about its natural limits.