Tanya O’Neill sank pretty low 18 months ago. She wasn’t feeling well and she knew it was because of her weight and diet.

The Melton woman weighed 110 kilograms and was living off processed and junk foods, and alcohol. So she decided to do something about it.

“I was feeling quite low so I decided to focus on my health to lift my mood more than anything,” Ms O’Neill, 47, says.

“I didn’t want to go on medication, and it basically skyrocketed from there.”

She now weighs 60 kilograms, trains two hours a day and has entered several fitness competitions. Ms O’Neill says she wants to motivate others to improve their health.

She doesn’t follow a diet but stays away from packaged foods and says: “If there’s anything on a packet you can’t pronounce, don’t buy it”.