A mum has revealed how she cut fat and toned her body without depriving herself of life’s little indulgences.

Stay-at-home mum Nikki Rees is barely recognisable from her former self after sculpting her physique in two years flat.

(DS) The 36-year-old took to Instagram to show off her progress in two side-by-side snaps.

Despite honing her overall body, Nikki’s weight actually stayed the same in both snaps.

The stunner, who weighs 63kgs or 9st 12lbs, revealed she didn’t go on a strict diet, cut carbs, count calories or ditch sugar to achieve her jaw-dropping results.

In a lengthy post, she said: “Most of you already know that I work out most days… and that I do so at home.

Let me tell you about my Food/diet/nutrition/healthy eating… whatever you want to call it. Most of you already know that I workout most days .. and that I do so at home. But I get lots of questions about how I eat because it's not something I talk about or photograph that often. . I know It's not what you want to hear but the reason I don't really talk about it .. is because there's nothing really to tell. I don't follow a plan, I don't count anything (not macros not calories) I don't try to cut out food groups or stop eating carbs after 5pm.. I dont do intermittent fasting or flexible dieting or even clean eating (anymore, I did for a while in the beginning) … I still eat cake more days than not… I still drink prosecco I still can't seem to resist stealing snacks from the kids junk food cupboard. I still love a takeaway curry… eat pizza, burger and fries and love to eat sweets… The difference between the two pictures is NOT what those foods do to my body it's what those foods do to my head. 2 years ago eating sweets and takeaway and junk all day would send me into a downward spiral of feeling bad about myself. All that yummy food would actually fuel my EXCUSES to quit exercise, to not bother balancing the treats out with nutritious alternatives. Now these same foods (and my passion for them) fuel my AMBITION to condition my body. I know the difference between eating well and eating poorly… And if a day happens where I binge eat cake and a tub of butter .. I leave it at just that … a day that happened. It doesn't de-rail my goals like it used to … I don't see it as a reason to give up … but a reason to continue … I don't workout out of guilt – I workout to be GUILT FREE. Healthy bodies start with healthy minds. So balance the food books like the intelligent rational human being your are… eat what you love every now and then And what you NEED more often than not… and on those days when it all goes horribly wrong.. as it inevitably will… just remove your face from the tub of butter… replace the lid and continue on exactly as you were.. motivated, goal orientated and #healthyAF . Love Nikki xx #transformationtuesday

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“But I get lots of questions about how I eat because it’s not something I talk about or photograph that often.

“I know It’s not what you want to hear but the reason I don’t really talk about it is because there’s nothing really to tell.

“I don’t follow a plan, I don’t count anything (not macros, not calories) I don’t try to cut out food groups or stop eating carbs after 5pm.

“I don’t do intermittent fasting or flexible dieting or even clean eating (anymore, I did for a while in the beginning).”

The mum-of-two from Cardiff, Wales, also confessed she still eats cake most of the time, saying she indulges in a treat “more days than not”.

Nikki continued: “I still drink prosecco, I still can’t seem to resist stealing snacks from the kids junk food cupboard.

“I still love a takeaway curry, eat pizza, burger and fries and love to eat sweets.

“The difference between the two pictures is not what those foods do to my body it’s what those foods do to my head.

“Two years ago eating sweets and takeaway and junk all day would send me into a downward spiral of feeling bad about myself.

“All that yummy food would actually fuel my excuses to quit exercise, to not bother balancing the treats out with nutritious alternatives. Now these same foods (and my passion for them) fuel my ambition to condition my body.”

The fitness fanatic pointed out the importance of not beating yourself up if you veer off course.

She continued: “I know the difference between eating well and eating poorly.

“And if a day happens where I binge eat cake and a tub of butter.

“I leave it at just that – a day that happened. It doesn’t de-rail my goals like it used to. I don’t see it as a reason to give up but a reason to continue.”

Nikki added: “I don’t work out out of guilt – I work out to be guilt free.

“Healthy bodies start with healthy minds. So balance the food books like the intelligent rational human being your are.

“Eat what you love every now and then and what you need more often than not.

“And on those days when it all goes horribly wrong, as it inevitably will, just remove your face from the tub of butter, replace the lid and continue on exactly as you were – motivated, goal orientated and #healthyAF.”

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