Tara Coltman-Patel, a 23-year-old Ph.D. student, juggles school, work, exercise, clean eating, and a huge Instagram following.
Years ago, Tara spent most of her time eating junk food and sitting around. She was stressed, hated what she looked like, and her hair even started falling out.
When she saw an unflattering Christmas photo of herself, she vowed to change her life. She stopped eating candy bars for breakfast and instead turned to clean eating.
She told Daily Mail, “The moment I saw the photo was awful and I hated the sight of myself. However it was also the moment that I decided enough was enough and if I was ever going to be happy again, I had to change my lifestyle.”
Tara completely overhauled her diet, switching from frozen foods to fresh, healthy foods. She aimed to keep her meals affordable, and now she shares her recipes with her 40,000+ followers on Instagram.