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Опубликовано: May 8, 2023 в 4:34 am


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Benidorm returns to the pre-pandemic situation in water consumption and waste production

The data on water consumption and waste production confirm that “Benidorm has recovered the pulse it had before the outbreak of the pandemic, with figures very similar to those obtained in 2019”. This was confirmed today by the mayor, Toni Pérez, after analyzing the 2022 annual data for both parameters, which “draw a picture very similar to the one we enjoyed before the Covid -19 crisis, in line with the recovery data tourist that we have been getting to know throughout the year”.

According to these data, Benidorm closed 2022 with water consumption of 9,911,396.04 cubic meters, 27.47% more than the previous year and very close to the volumes registered in the two years before the pandemic. In fact, in 2019 the annual consumption was 9,980,490.20 cubic meters. “Since May, every month the consumption of 2019 has been exceeded, although the annual calculation has been lower since in the first months of the year tourist activity was affected by the Omicrón wave”, he specified.

The mayor remarked that “in parallel to the recovery of water consumption compared to the two years of the pandemic, the City Council and the concessionaire company Hidraqua have made a significant investment effort to improve water infrastructure and increase this performance of the water network and generate savings”. In fact, he recalled, “current consumption is lower than it was two decades ago when we had less population and less accommodation.”

Also, “in recent years, the use and reuse have been significantly promoted, with a constant increase in the use of purified water for watering gardens and washing streets; an aspect in which we are going to deepen and continue advancing since the intention is to expand the network and points of intake of purified water to all areas of Benidorm”.

About urban waste, throughout 2022 production was close to 63,000 tons, 28.24% more than the previous year, although the figure is 8% lower than that registered in 2019.

Toni Pérez indicated that “if we go into a more detailed analysis of the data collected by the Engineering department, it can be seen that the public and the productive fabric increasingly practice the segregation of waste at source”. That is to say, more and more homes and establishments separate organic waste from packaging, glass and paper and cardboard”. Specifically, in 2022, just over 12,000 tons of glass, packaging, paper, household goods, and debris have been segregated at source, 19.15% of the total waste collected. This percentage represents 2.5% more than in 2019.

The mayor stressed that “gradually the population is becoming aware of the importance of separating waste”; and added that “we are convinced that these percentage increases will continue to grow exponentially once the new contract for waste collection and cleaning of public spaces comes into operation, which contemplates the implementation of measures that will favor that separation of waste at source”.

In addition, he pointed out, Benidorm City Council has obtained almost 1.5 million euros of European funds for the implementation of new separated collections, especially bio-waste, and improvement of the existing ones, which “will also result in the improvement of separation, recovery, and reuse. These systems will have to be implemented in the year 2025.

With these starting figures and the foreseeable increases that will occur with the new contract and the improvement of the selective collection, “everything indicates that Benidorm will achieve the waste segregation objectives contemplated in the new Law and that it should be 50% in 2035 ”.

How to lose weight naturally: Diet secrets of binge eater who was told she would ‘die’

A 171kg binge eater – who doctors said would die if she did not lose weight – has shed a staggering 101kg.

Jade Davis, 24, lost the kilos naturally, and now wants to share her astonishing success – and secrets – with others.

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Davis, from the UK county of Nottinghamshire, weighed 171kg at just 22 years of age.

A cycle of bullying and binge eating was primarily behind her weight spiralling out of control.

But in January 2021, doctors told her she would not survive her type two diabetes unless she radically changed her ways.

At her heaviest, Jade Davis, 24, weighed 171kg. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Davis is now almost unrecognisable – having shed 101kg – and has embraced a vast range of lifestyle activities not previously open to her due to her weight.

Davis said she was one of the biggest kids in school and was bullied by boys who said they’d “never want to be with her”.

The barbs prompted her to comfort eat as a coping mechanism.

When the “little digs” continued to erode her self-esteem at university, she dropped out of her studies.

Then her eating became so “out of control” she topped the scales at more than 171kg and was a dress size 30.

At her largest, the 24-year-old said she felt sick of being in her own body.

She couldn’t fit on fairground rides, had to ask for an extender belt on airplanes and would dodge mirrors.

But when Davis was told that, unchecked, her weight and diabetes would put her into an early grave, she was spurred into action.

At 22, she felt sick of being in her own body. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

What started as a 2021 new year’s resolution evolved into a complete change of lifestyle.

And adopting a healthy diet and regular exercise led her to drop a staggering nine dress sizes.

The health care service activity coordinator now feels like the sky’s the limit.

She dons slinky size 12 dresses, is happier than ever and, despite disliking her loose skin, is ‘proud’ of it.

The newfound fitness lover has amassed more than 51,300 followers online by sharing her weight loss journey.

She is keen to show it can be done without forking out thousands on surgery.

Davis says she was depressed most of the time. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“When I was at my biggest I was depressed the majority of the time,” Davis said.

“Because of my diabetes, the doctor basically said ‘you need to lose weight or you’re going to die’.

“That was probably the turning point to starting my weight loss.

She said it scared her at first, knowing she now had to take medication essentially to survive.

Being told she would die was the turning point. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“I was sick of being in the body that I was in and scared of what the future was going to bring because I was so big.

“The words ‘you will die’ kept me going quite a lot.

“I’ve had massive encouragement from my family and those online have given me a lot of support.”

Fat shaming bullies

Davis was picked on for her appearance towards the end of primary school, which continued into secondary.

“Obviously now, the way I get treated has completely changed – just because of my size,” she said.

Davis said she was called “fatty” and told she needed to lose weight.

At school, Davis was taunted and called ‘fatty’. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“There used to be girls that would make fun of me just because I was an easy target, and there were lads that were saying they would ‘never want to be with me’,” she said.

“Food was a coping thing for me.

“There was an emotional side to it at the beginning, because I was always so upset (due to bullying), I used to eat.

“The same happened at uni but it used to happen behind my back.

“They’d just said ‘how can she get this big?’, ‘She needs to stop eating’.”

‘Wasn’t good enough’

Davis shared that some people even callously suggested she take her own life.

“It made me feel upset. There were some times that I just felt like I wanted to go,” she admitted.

“There were times that I felt like I wasn’t good enough.”

The former child and youth studies student said she piled on a lot of weight after leaving uni because she’d eat anything she could get her hands on.

Bullying upset her so much, she would comfort eat. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

At one point, she would grab a calorific takeaway of mixed kebab, chips and garlic mayo on her way home from work every day for nearly three months, which cost her around £360.

She eventually became almost 174kg and a dress size 28-30.

During this time, her physical health took a turn for the worse as she would constantly feel fatigued and her diabetes became more severe.

She would eat anything she could get her hands on. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“Quite a lot of the time I never used to go out because of what I looked like and wanted to stay at home, which made me eat even more,” Davis said.

“When I was at uni I went out a bit but I wasn’t completely comfortable going out that much because I was scared of everyone else picking on me and stuff.

“It started to go out of control straight after uni (2018) and that time period, between dropping out of uni and getting a new job, is when my weight started to rapidly increase.”

At uni, she was scared to go out in case she was picked on. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

Davis went on holiday, to Benidorm in Spain, and had to ask the airline to provide her a seat belt extender, a request which made her feel “really nervous”.

Once in Spain, she couldn’t even go to see the sights.

“There was nothing I could physically do because I couldn’t walk anywhere,” she said.

“I had to stay by the pool and felt very restricted.

“Not being able to fit on rides was embarrassing. (One operator) just said, ‘Love you can’t come on here, you’re too big’.

“I was a bit upset and ashamed.”

Davis started to lose weight in January 2021. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

When she started to lose weight in January 2021, she ate in a “calorie deficit” – where you eat and drink fewer calories than you burn – by sticking to meal plans.

And she became more active by walking at least 10,000 steps a day.

She started going to the gym that October and now goes four times a week.

Davis reached her lowest weight of 70kg last October and is now a dress size 12-14.

She claims she has since been weaning herself off her diabetes medication and nearly managed to reverse the condition.

She claims she’s been weaning herself off her diabetes medication. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

When she returned to Benidorm in May 2022 she could do everything she wanted to do, compared to when she was restricted by her weight during her 2018 visit.

This included walking around with ease, exploring the area, as well as sitting in chairs without feeling self-conscious.

Davis is now full of optimism for the future and is even considering becoming a fitness coach.

The newly slim Davis is now full of optimism for the future. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“I feel great now and can go and do stuff without my weight holding me back,” she said.

“I’m just generally happier and trying to look towards the future.

“I can go on rides now and went on one when I was at winter wonderland in my hometown.

“It was amazing and emotional. It made me kind of cry a bit because I could actually get on them.”

‘Loose skin’

As well as maintaining her current body form, Davis still wants to work at one important thing.

She would like to lose her “loose skin” – a byproduct of her staggering weight loss.

She would like to lose her ‘loose skin’. Credit: Kennedy News and MediaThe ‘extra’ skin is a byproduct of her staggering weight loss. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“Honestly I don’t really like my loose skin, quite a lot of the time I do feel self-conscious about it,” she said.

“But then I feel proud, in the sense that I’d rather have it over fat, and I’ve worked hard to get it.

“In the future, I’m hoping to get rid of it.”

Meantime, she’s enjoying her new physique.

Some people from her hometown don’t recognise her at all. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“I’ve had people say that I don’t look anything like what I used to and that I look a lot healthier and happier, which is definitely true,” she said.

“Some people from my hometown don’t recognise me at all.

“I’ve had quite a few (male bullies from school) message me saying ‘you’ve changed a lot’ and wanting to talk to me.

“It was a bit of a shock at first but, in the end, I was happy not to message them back.

“They didn’t acknowledge me when I was bigger, and I’m not going to acknowledge them now because I’m smaller.”

Helping others

Davis has started a TikTok to help others lose weight – and show it can be done naturally.

“You don’t have to go through thousands of (dollars) worth of procedures to do it,” she said.

She suggests not going “straight into the gym” and exercising at the beginning.

Davis has started a TikTok to help others lose weight. Credit: Kennedy News and Media

“I think quite a lot of the time you firstly need to get your head around calorie counting because if you do it all together, you’ll find that some people do get overwhelmed and give up.

“I’d tell others who want to lose weight to do a lot of research.

“It took me a lot of time to do it but it’s definitely something to work on because, in the end, the result will be something you’ll be proud of.”

Typical diet before

Breakfast: Two pieces of toast and sugary cereal like Frosties.

Snack: Big bar of chocolate and sweets such as foam bananas.

Lunch: Footlong chicken tikka Subway, bag of crisps and big bar of chocolate.

Dinner: Massive portions of convenient food like fish and chips or a big takeaway kebab with chips and salad.

Dessert: Whole tub of ice cream or cake (around two to three times a week).

Typical diet now

Breakfast: Cereal like Weetbix or bran flakes with fruit and almond milk.

Lunch: Protein with vegetable and some form of carbs such as potato or rice.

Dinner: Anything that she fancies, such as burgers and Nando’s “fakeaway”.

Dessert: Low-calorie ice cream or protein pudding.

Davis calorie counts and weighs each meal.

She has around 1,800 calories a day in deficit and 2,300-400 calories for maintenance.

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