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How radio presenter Chebet Ronoh ‘starved’, quit alcohol to reduce weight

Kenyan YouTuber and radio host Chebet Rono has shared the inspiration behind her weight loss.

Speaking via her YouTube channel, Ronoh said losing weight is the only gift she could give herself.

“Growing up I was always last because I never knew I was overweight,” said Ronoh.

She adds that her insecurities developed when she became aware of her excess weight

“When I became aware, I became insecure. I have done everything to lose weight including starving myself. I even got acidity from taking lemon every morning.”

“What jump started my current weight loss journey is that everything around me was going wrong. I said I would dedicate three months to put my body in motion,” Ronoh said.

She added that during the three months she also decided to avoid alcohol.

“My health was also deteriorating so I went sober for three months. Weight lifting helped me lose my very big tummy. I keep myself motivated by tracking my progress.”

She went on to say; “I denied myself the easy things and did the hard things. The results also motivated me.”

Rono has in the past opened up about battling depression.

“So in 2018/2019 is when I started getting recognized. I finished high school and went to Brook House to do sciences because I wanted to become a doctor but that was not my calling and so I left school to join radio and things were looking good at that time.”

“But things were moving too fast and I wasn’t prepared for this. I was on the radio but I felt I was very unhappy. I felt like I didn’t want to do it at that time of my life. It was overwhelming for me and I started getting anxious a lot,”

The content creator says she would panic whenever people noticed her.

“People would say hi and I literally panic because I did not know how to respond and what side of me to show.”

She also said that anxiety made her turn to drinking in order to gain confidence.

“If you know me you know the Ronoh I was presenting was not me. It was a personality I was associating myself with. Which gave me bad anxiety and so drinking was my go-to so that I could get comfortable around people.”