Rachel Marete is a name you would be familiar with if you watch Showmax or are into the fashion world.

The lady is a former Kenya Miss-Universe so she knows more than a thing or two about beauty, fashion and now it would seem fitness too.

She took it upon herself to share some weight loss tips given the fact that she has had to endure the shame (?) of ballooning weight.

If you are looking for an easy fix, however, you will be sorely butthurt because the solution Rachel Marete gave while guaranteed to give you results, will involve you putting down the cupcakes and actually doing something to accomplish your dream weight.

I guess it all boils down to how much you want your dream body and figure.

Anyway, when I say she had a history of weight gain, I mean she went from looking like this:

To looking like the lady that ate this petite figured, pert derriere flaunting lass:

And she was kind enough to share her secret at no cost (save for the bundles you're using to go through this piece. But let me let the secret come from the former horse's mouth:

So... this is why I have been missing since January guys... This is probably the hardest thing I’ve ever had to post. It’s scary putting myself out there like this and being so vulnerable. The short of it is I gained almost 40 kilos (80 lbs) between Sep 2018 and March 2019. Around July last year I had a big life event happen to me and it just knocked the wind out of me. I was burned out. Perhaps it was an early 30s mid life crisis? 🤷🏾‍♀️. I started having trouble sleeping.

From September to March I would stay awake all night till 9 in the morning every single day. As a result of the imbalance from stress, my cortisone levels shot up leading the massive weight gain in just 6 months. (Why can’t I be those people who lose weight when stressed? 😒🤦🏾‍♀️). I held it together for a while but after my September Mexico trip that’s when the weight gain started. Come January I was so stressed out that I ended up shutting myself indoors and barely left my house. That’s when I quit social media too. I didn’t want to unravel in front of the world.

My sleep schedule was a mess. I was exhausted. Doing the simplest things felt like a massive chore and I just had zero energy. One day, around mid March, I finally had enough. I needed to make a change. I decided to take a health and fitness getaway on my own. I needed to heal from the inside out and I needed to do some soul searching to make sure I’m never here again. I have been in Phetchabun, Thailand for the last 2 months at a Muay Thai health and fitness camp called . As I write this I’m on board my flight back to Los Angeles.

I pushed myself as hard as I possibly could. I did lots of fasting, Yoga, meditation, hiking, and Muay Thai kickboxing. I’ll share more details about exactly what I did to lose the 20 kilos in 2 months since I have almost 20 more to go now. I’m posting this to show that none of us is perfect. Many of you would comment and say “goals” not knowing how sad I was inside and that I was spiraling from stress. This has been a super humbling journey. Now though, I feel blessed and grateful to have gone through it. Sometimes we gotta fall really hard so we can get up and be our best selves.