Made In Chelsea star Cheska Hull recently dropped one and a half stone, reaching her target weight of ten stone and slimming down from a size 12 to a size 10.
The reality TV personality has now revealed the secrets to her weight loss, as well as how she plans on keeping it off...
What made you decide to start your new fitness and diet regime?
It’s that time of the year where you start panicking about putting your bikini back on and you want to look good. But more than looking good, for me I want to feel confident in the way I look and just doing exercise, eating healthily and controlling my diet will allow me to feel more confident out and about.
What were your weight loss goals when you started?
I don’t really have a set weight, it’s more just an attempt to fit into my summer wardrobe. I don’t want to get super super skinny, that’s not my goal.
I want to feel that I have muscle and I feel in myself that I look good. I just instinctively know and feel better when I’ve lost weight. I know what my body should look like and I know when I get to a certain point that I need to stay there. I’m normally a size 10 and I like to stay there, but that lower part of my body, my bottom, will fluctuate to a 12, and I want to be a 10.
What's your exercise of choice?
I’m really lucky that I have a pool and a gym where I live, so I probably go for a swim three or four times a week. Swimming is definitely my favourite exercise; it doesn’t even feel like work!
I used to think that if you wanted to lose weight, you had to spend hours on the treadmill, that really annoyed me because that’s not what I think is fun about exercise. My personal trainer has taught me that you can do more by mixing it up, that’s healed me a lot, knowing that going to the gym doesn’t mean running on the treadmill for a really long time.
What changes did you make to your diet?
I have a weakness for coca cola and fizzy drinks — that’s my big problem. I have to cut them out completely and replace them with green tea, or sparkling water that’s flavoured. I'm also eating less carbs, eating more vegetables and things like avocadoes and nuts for snacks instead of having a packet of crisps and an ice cream.
I’ve also been drinking Lineaslim which is an effervescent garcinia cambogia supplement which acts as an appetite suppressant that really helps when I’m trying to watch my weight. It’s fizzy too, so it satisfies my fizzy drink craving!
What is your typical daily diet?
In the winter I quite like to make porridge, but in the summer I’ll put some fresh fruit in a juicer and whizz it all up. For lunch, one of my favourite meals is steak, cottage cheese, celery and tomatoes. I love steak with an egg on it. I know it sounds really weird but I love that. I went to Thailand recently and I love Tom Yum soup, so for dinner I’ll have something like that, I’m quite into my spicy food at the moment. But I try not to have spicy food at night because you can’t really digest them. For snacks I’ll have popcorn, it’s quite moreish and as long as you don’t have sugary coatings it’s good for you. I prefer salted anyway.