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An obese woman flew to Turkey to have part of her stomach removed before losing more than 231 pounds after a psychic predicted she would die without drastic action.

Rebecca Wilkinson, 30, started putting on pounds as a teenager and saw her weight skyrocket after becoming pregnant at 18 – stacking up nearly 140 pounds in just under two years.

She often indulged in two take-out meals a day followed by snacks like chocolate, crisps and candies – washed down with liters of Lucozade.

At her tallest, Rebecca was tipping the scales at over 300 pounds and struggling to squeeze into a size 28-30.

After years of dieting, the mother-of-one saw no change until a trip to a psychic “fear” for action.

He revealed that she had “no future” if she continued her unhealthy habits and told her to “do whatever it takes or die”.

The bomb kicked off her weight loss journey and she booked a flight to Antalya, Turkey to undergo private gastric sleeve surgery in September 2020.

A year after the operation to remove part of her stomach, she lost an impressive 16.7 pounds, losing weight to 125 pounds and a slim waist of 10 to 14.

Rebecca Wilkinson before going on a drastic weight loss diet.
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Rebecca, an apprentice plasterer from Ilkeston, Derbyshire, said: “I was desperate after years of trying and failing to lose weight.

“During a visit to my medium, he scared me.

“He said he didn’t see a life for me on the maps.

“He also said, ‘Do the right thing – take it to the extreme or you will die.’ “I knew I had to take drastic measures and surgery was the only way.

“The weight was reduced after my stomach was removed – it changed my life. “

Rebecca began struggling with bullies in her teens and turned to food for comfort.

She saw the weight start to add up, especially after becoming pregnant with her first child, 12-year-old Libby.

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
The bomb kicked off her weight loss journey and she booked a flight to Antalya, Turkey to undergo private gastric sleeve surgery in September 2020.
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The mother often ate take-out for lunch and dinner, followed by snacks.

She said, “I went to a girls’ school and was really beaten up.

“At school, they nicknamed me ‘Rebecca on two floors’ because I was bigger than the other girls. I definitely ate to feel better.

“I would start the day with four buttered toast, and if I got hungry in the middle of the morning, I would repeat it easily.

“For lunch I had take out and dinner every night was also take out.”

As her weight grew out of control, Rebecca struggled with her sanity and suffered from anxiety and depression.

She was hoping for another baby with her 16-year-old partner Matt, 34, who owns a plaster business, but struggled to conceive for the next 12 years due to her weight.

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
As her weight grew out of control, Rebecca struggled with her sanity and suffered from anxiety and depression.
Rebecca Wilkinson / SWNS

At her tallest, she weighed over 300 pounds and struggled to fit in a size 28.

She said: “For years I tried to ignore the mess I was in.

“I wouldn’t leave the house without my mom or my fiance by my side. I was selective about where I went in case I didn’t fit in the seat or the washroom.

“I even had people shouting names at me as they passed cars.”

Rebecca has tried and failed to diet over the years and felt “defeated”.

She was ready to “give up” when a trip to visit a psychic in 2020 changed everything.

According to Rebecca, he couldn’t see a future for her in the cards and told her to “sort it out now” or she would die.

“At first I was skeptical of the medium, but he knew things that no one else knew,” she said.

“The way he knew how I would eat and ‘hibernate’ afterwards.” I left reading in tears, but it was important that I did.

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
Rebecca Wilkinson before going on a drastic weight loss diet.
Rebecca Wilkinson / SWNS

“He said, ‘I can’t see any more life for you.’ It was the alarm clock that I needed to change.

After the read, Rebecca turned to private gastric sleeve surgery in the UK, but it would cost over £ 12,000.

She found the operation overseas in Turkey costing a fraction of the price – £ 3,000 – and flew over in September 2020 with her mother, Jayne Nunn, 47, who also had the operation.

The operation involved removing three-quarters of the stomach and the remaining amount formed a “sleeve” or tube leading to the intestine.

After the operation, Rebecca returned to the UK and had to survive on a diet of liquids, mash and soft foods for a month before she could eat solid foods again.

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
Since losing weight, Rebecca has been hoping to have more children.
Rebecca Wilkinson / SWNS

Rebecca continues: “My mother came with me and was a great support.

“Everything went well, but I had to adjust to my new diet.

“Now I can only eat small amounts every two hours – like a Babybel or a little protein like a salmon fillet.

“For dinner, I usually take a very small portion of anything I’ve cooked for the family.

“I don’t feel hungry and don’t lack food. “

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
Rebecca Wilkinson is now in great shape but previously had fertility issues due to her weight.
Rebecca Wilkinson / SWNS

Over a year ago, Rebecca said the weight “dropped” and she lost a whopping 16th of 7 pounds, losing 168 pounds.

She now wears a size 10-14 and says she has had a whole new life.

Her mother Jayne still lost 182 pounds after the operation.

Rebecca said: “The weight fell off of me – it’s amazing.

“Mom also did an amazing job. We hope to return to Turkey for another surgery to remove the excess skin.

“I gave up my home job and am now an apprentice plasterer.

I visited a psychic who told me I would die if I didn’t lose weight
Rebecca Wilkinson had previously had mental health issues and suffered from anxiety and depression.
Rebecca Wilkinson / SWNS

“I like very long walks, going out and socializing, which I never imagined possible.

“Most importantly, I am able to move around and live pain free.

“I hope the weight loss will help my fertility and have another baby.

“It changed my life.”

This story originally appeared on The Sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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