“I proved them wrong”


Before and after

All throughout her childhood Melanie was bullied because of her weight. She tried all kinds of extreme diets to no avail and her self esteem was crushed. But then she discovered something that changed everything.

Here’s her story.

The Email

Dear Doctor,

Hello and good day to you. My name is Melanie Ong, and I’m a Chinese residing in the Philippines, 28 years old. During my younger years, I experienced fat shaming and bullying all throughout my journey to growing up because of my size. I hear all the ramblings over and over again amidst my family, relatives and social circle.

Angry, filled with hate and torn apart inside, I decided to take matters into extremes by crash dieting and starvation, yet to no avail. The fat shaming and bullying grew even worse, which I couldn’t stand any more.

My self esteem was crushed downhill, and it affected my relationships with people, even my own self became self loathing, self hating and holding so much grudges against all the bullies. With that, my weight bounced down and up continuously for years; my heaviest was 175 lbs (79 kg).

Little did I know, in the midst of darkness, there was a ray of hope. I remember meeting up with my former choir teacher Mrs. E, and she introduced me to a group that was about LCHF. Upon joining, I stumbled upon the link DietDoctor.com, which made me even more curious about LCHF… and so I TRIED IT. Months passed, and I could see the results.

There were some times when I fell off the wagon, yet I managed to stick with LCHF and don’t feel deprived at all. I don’t have the “FEAR FAT-TOR” anymore, and I also learned to look at ingredient labels, choosing foods wisely and exercise regularly; in fact, LCHF has made my body more alert and energized, with lesser mood swings. I finally regained my confidence and pushed the dark shadows of my past far behind. Some of the “meanies” who used to bully me are complimenting me now, and they couldn’t even believe that I PROVED THEM WRONG. I could even fit into my mom’s old jeans that she doesn’t wear anymore. From 163 to 140 lbs (63 kg), I am continuing to excel and determined to achieve the LCHF-IED, gorgeous new me!

Thank You, Doctor! And thanks to all who have inspired me.

P.S. I have included my before *when I was in my heaviest* and after photos. (I am preparing to meet my favorite superstar this September, and she is the reason why I’m LCHF-ying myself to be in that sexy self, and meet her!)

Yours truly,
Melanie Ong


Congratulations on your improved health and weight and confidence, Melanie!

Earlier Success Stories


Your Story

Do you have a success story you want to share with others on this blog? It’s a great way to inspire other people to change their lives, like you perhaps have done.

E-mail your story to me at andreas@dietdoctor.com. Before and after photos are great for making your story concrete and relatable to other people. Let me know if it’s OK to publish your photo and name or if you’d rather remain anonymous.

Below, find out what you can do if you want to try LCHF for yourself, as well as stories from others who have tried.


  1. Yashu
    Well done Melanie. Kudos to your strength. We are proud of you.
  2. Bud Whyte
    You look great Melanie ! live life and have fun....
  4. Linda
    Congratulations!!! You look marvelous, Dahling. Actually, you look even younger; if that's even possible. I'm glad you took proper control of your life.

    The fat-shamers are ugly, but you were just overweight. You've changed, but ugly is forever.

  5. Tamarah
    Fabulous results . I love your new attitude,, you deserve it . :-)


  6. Taryl
    You look great! It feels amazing to lose the self loathing, doesn't it?
  7. Saleh Al Hinai
    Wow Mashallah Congratulations (Mabrook) Amazing story
  8. Wayne
    Great story.

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