Sydney drops 7st after ditching Red Bull habit

Mum-of-two who drank three cans of Red Bull a day drops 7st after ditching energy drinks and swapping her two dinners for healthy salads

  • Dilay Acur, 26, was addicted to Red Bull and would drink three cans a day
  • Mum-of-two tipped scales at 15st6lbs and would enjoy two dinners a night
  • Now weighs just 8st and enjoys healthier meals such as fish and salad

A woman who drank three cans of Red Bull a day has dropped seven stone after ditching the sugary energy drink.

Dilay Acur, 26, had three cans of the drink everyday with a double portion of dinner alongside snacks. 

Tipping the scales at 15st 6lbs, Dilay from Sydney, says she was on the verge of diabetes. 


Dilay Acur, 26, was addicted to the energy drink which contains more than two teaspoons of sugar per can. She is pictured left before her weight loss and right after

Trim and toned: Now a healthy 8st, Dilay says she has more energy to play with her kids and eats healthily

A young woman who drank 21 cans of Red Bull per week has dropped seven stone after ditching the fizzy drink

After deciding she wanted to shed the pounds, Dilay’s supportive husband Erdi, 32, forked out £7000 for gastric sleeve surgery which involves the removal of 75 per cent of her stomach.

The stay-at-home mum to Ayaz, four and Ayla, two, said: ‘I used to drink three cans of red bull per day as my body used to crave it.

‘I didn’t drink it for energy – I just loved the taste.

Breakfast – McDonalds sausage and egg mccmuffin with hash brown

Lunch – chicken with chips and salad

Dinner – rice with meat and vegetables x2 portions

Snacks – crisps and chocolate, 3 Red Buls

Diet now 

Breakfast – two eggs with tomatoes, cucumber, cheese and olives

Lunch – fish & salad

Dinner – protein-based meal – steak/chicken with salad

Snacks – protein yoghurt

 

‘Doctors used to tell me off and say I should stop drinking it but it was almost like I needed it.

‘I had the same feeling at night time after my dinner.

‘After about an hour, I’d crave another portion like I hadn’t just eaten.’

The mum-of-two drank three per day for over a year and scoffed two dinners per night along with snacks (pictured before weight loss) 

Dilay, pictured before her weight loss, believes she was on the verge of diabetes before her weight loss (pictured)

Dilay admits feeling ‘disappointed’ with herself as her frame got bigger.

She tried to diet but an overactive thyroid known as hyperthyroidism made weight loss difficult.

Dilay underwent surgery last July at Hurstville Private Hospital in Sydney.

She said: ‘My health was on the line as I had an excessively fatty liver and was almost pre-diabetic.

Happy and healthy! Dilay says she now enjoys healthy meals just as fish and chicken salads


The stay-at-home mum to Ayaz, four and Ayla, two, had gastric sleeve surgery which involves the removal of 75 per cent of her stomach. She is pictured before surgery

‘My skin became scaly like a reptile.

‘I suffered from acid reflux and heartburn – I knew I had to change my ways.

‘I had a serious chat with my husband who is a subcontractor and we agreed weight loss surgery is the best option.

‘My doctor referred me and then I was set to go ahead.

‘I can’t thank Erdi enough for being so supportive!’

The surgery wasn’t the easy way out, Dilay needed to change her bad habits. She was forced to stop drinking Red Bull to ensure the gastric sleeve worked to it’s advantage. She is pictured before surgery

Strong and healthy: Dilay says now she has ‘so much natural energy’ and is ‘able to play with her children more’

But the surgery wasn’t the easy way out, Dilay needed to change her bad habits.

She was forced to stop drinking Red Bull to ensure the gastric sleeve worked to it’s advantage.

She said: ‘Adjusting to a smaller stomach and new diet was so hard.

‘But totally worth it.

‘I used to feel disgusted by my appearance before but now I couldn’t be happier.

‘I have so much natural energy and I am able to play with my children without needing a break.

‘It isn’t just my body that has changed but my mentality too.

‘I am so much more positive and comfortable in my own skin.’ 

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