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EXCLUSIVE: Married at First Sight’s Cathy reveals the simple diet rule behind her 16kg weight loss

She's healthy, fit and ''feeling great'' - this newlywed has nailed it.
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She’s just transitioned from single life to being a wife – but that’s not the only transformation Married at First Sight‘s Cathy Evans has undergone.

“After gaining weight, thanks to partying at uni, I got into body building four years ago,” Cathy, 27, tells OK! exclusively.

“Friends of mine were into it and as I started finding out more about it I got inspired. I wanted to get a body I could be proud of.”

Cathy, who married Josh in a whirlwind MAFS ceremony this week, has been on a fitness journey over the past few years.

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After some serious hard work in the gym, Cathy was ready to strut her ripped stuff on stage!

“I got down to a very ripped 49kg and placed sixth in a national body building comp,” she explains.

“It was incredible to hear people cheering my name.”

Cathy even placed at a body building competition.

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But after achieving that success, a move from New Zealand to Australia and a bad break-up meant the logistics investigator’s weight crept back up to 78kg.

“I was that weight for around nine months,’ she says. ‘I’m only 152cm tall, so it was a lot for me.”

With an ambition to work as a personal trainer, Cathy decided to train herself by hitting the gym once more and, initially, took inspiration from the low-carb, high-fat keto diet.

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Eventually, Cathy’s weight settled back at ‘around’ 62kg.

“Nowadays, I don’t exclude any food groups and I just make sure I move around a lot,” says Cathy.

“I walk to work and I take the stairs rather than a lift where possible. I also eat lots of vegetables with every meal.”

That regimen meant Cathy looked absolutely stunning at her wedding to groom Josh Pihlak!

“I’m feeling great,” she says.

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