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Fans thought she had gone through a weight loss surgery to lose all that weight, but she denied all claims of such surgeries and said it was her hard work. Here we are talking about the MAFS star, Jo McPharlin.
The Married at First Sight star Jo is a single mother of two kids, a son and a daughter. And, according to her, she works three jobs. Hence, it had been quite hard for her to maintain a healthy lifestyle to lose all that weight. But, she did it whatsoever.
As revealed, she’s lost over 20 kg over a period of two years. Let’s find out how she was able to do that! But, first, let’s talk about why the fans thought she’d gone through a weight loss surgery.
On April 3, 2020, Jo McPharlin took to her Instagram to share a photo of her. She looked pretty skinny, and fans were quick enough to comment about how she’d gone through a weight loss surgery to look that way.
McPharlin stunned in a blue polka dot dress to show off her slim figure. The dress was from Fashion Pop Boutique, an online fashion store. She shared her coupon code, ‘FOXY15’, and revealed that visitors would get a 15% discount if they used the code at the online boutique.
Post-comments about her surgery, McPharlin deleted all of her comments and turned any further comments off for the post.
Following her fans’ reaction to her weight loss, Jo McPharlin again took to her social media to reveal the truth behind her weight loss journey! She posted an 8-minute video titled, “Myth-busting the weight loss conversation,” where she denied all claims of her weight loss surgery and revealed that she lost weight after cutting out on junk food and alcohol, keeping active, and also by using an Electronic Muscle Stimulation device.
While talking about her weight loss, she revealed that it was her lack of fitness qualifications that stopped her from sharing her secrets. But, she was too hurt after she was body-shamed, and her hard work was termed surgery.
Jo had been in a strict diet and workout regimen, and that did the work. It wasn’t surgery or anything but sheer hard work.
No surgery, no major story to it. It’s been bloody hard work, mentally and emotionally.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss on IG Live!
Every single day, she looks at her two kids and thinks about how she can give her kids a better quality of life. With that motivation in mind, she bid junk food and alcohol goodbye and changed her lifestyle for good.
While talking about her transformation, she admitted that she’s blessed with weight loss but, maintaining her figure was the hardest part for her. Though it was her hard work, her fans thought she chose an easier path by undergoing weight loss surgery.
On the same live video on Instagram on April 5, 2020, Jo McPharlin revealed that her fans were asking her to stop losing weight, buts she says, she hasn’t lost weight in four months.
What I am doing is toning up.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss on IG Live!
While talking about her weight loss, she revealed that she had lost over 20 kg or 44 lbs of weight through a ketogenic diet last year in 2019. But, she didn’t promote her ways as she isn’t a dietician.
Jo also revealed that she would walk for 90 minutes every day while also using an electromagnetic belt, MM Slimming Device, to tone and stimulate her muscles. While talking about her slimming device, she claims that it would feel like 20,000 sit-ups in just half an hour.
Jo further states,
As much as everyone is saying I’m skinny, I’m the same weight. I’ve just started to tone up, lose my bum and stomach. This machine is amazing.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss on IG Live!
Well, this concludes that she hasn’t been losing weight at the moment, but she’s toning up her body. However, as she claimed, she lost over 20 kg of weight in 2019 and took her fans together on her weight loss journey via her Instagram posts. Let’s have a look at a couple of posts, shall we?
On December 29, 2019, Foxy Jojo took to her Instagram to share a photo and talk about her body and thoughts. She revealed that she hated her arms and did everything she could to cover them up. But, in 2018, she realized that no one ever talked or criticized about how they looked, but there she was thinking just that.
I was my own worst enemy.Jo McPharlin about herself on IG Live!
One day, she told herself to stop being so harsh on herself and just look how gorgeous she is from the inside. She says this changed her life forever. On the IG post, she stated that she doesn’t care what people think about her looks.
Love me or hate me, I’m just me.Jo McPharlin about herself on IG Live!
Jo further revealed that it was not about weight loss “it’s about feeling beautiful in your own skin and owning what you have whether you are size 6 or size 36, have lumpy bits and bumpy bits.”
Embrace your body, everyone; you only have one, start loving it.Jo McPharlins’ advice on IG Live!
The lady from Adelaide also spoke to the Dailymail Australia in July 2019. While talking to them, she revealed that she would make food that she could freeze and reheat easily.
When asked about her weight loss, she stated that she had no idea how much she had lost.
I have no idea. I haven’t had scales in my house for over 10 years now.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss to DailyMail Australia!
Jo further stated,
I just know that all my clothes fit so much better now. I’m still totally me, just a bit thinner.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss to DailyMail Australia!
Last but not least, she also posted a live video on August 3, 2018, to talk about her weight loss. In the live video, she revealed that she’d been doing different meal plans and stopped eating junk food and fizzy drinks, including the energy drinks.
I basically just drink water. I haven’t really gone out that much to have the odd beer or two that I like either.Jo McPharlin about her weight loss on Instagram!
Well, whatever it be, kudos to Jo McPharlin for losing over 20 kgs and toning her body.