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Loose Women's Denise Welch showcases weight loss with before-and-after photos

The star sparked a reaction amongst fans

Denise Welch has come a long way in the past decade – and has now shared a candid before-and-after post detailing her transformation.

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The Loose Women star, 63, took to Instagram with two swimwear photographs that showcased her weight loss.

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WATCH: Denise Welch reveals fitness struggle - and it's so relatable

She explained in the caption: "Celebrating 9 yrs as the ambassador for @lighterlife. When I gave up drinking 10 yrs ago I gained a sweet tooth and very quickly one addiction was in danger of being replaced by another.

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"I'd put on 2 stone and was aware that my knees were aching and my breathing was impaired. With the help of @lighterlife and working with a mentor, I changed my relationship with food. I lost 2 stone in 2 months and use those tools to this day.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Denise showcased her weight loss with before-and-after photos

"I also use flexifasting so one sometimes 2 days a week I have only @lighterlife products and that helps maintain my weight."

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Denise – a mother of two – continued: "We have become more aware of how carrying excess weight causes so many problems but we're scared to talk about it. It's not about getting into a size 8 or being a skinny minny as my mum used to say.

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The Loose Women star is looking better than ever

"It's about learning to enjoy food without being controlled by it and @lighterlife helps you to do that. It's also about feeling confident at any age.

"Like I've said a million times. I'm 63 and feel better physically and mentally than I have for years and I'll do swimsuit pics til 'm 90!! I've finally stopped being a people pleaser but that's another story!! Your support on here means so much to me as you know."

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Denise married husband Lincoln Townley in July 2013

Denise's fans were quick to applaud her efforts. "You look absolutely amazing Denise," one wrote. "Well done for sticking to it."

A second shared: "Love love love this post!!! I stopped drinking over 100 days ago and also turned to food. On 27th December I decided I wanted to be the best version of me. I've lost 16lbs in 3 weeks. Got my running mojo back. Had hypnotherapy and changing my relationship with food. I feel flipping brilliant. Xx."

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