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Lisa Riley speaks candidly about her weight loss journey

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Lisa Riley has floored her fans in recent months with her impressive weight loss, and now the 40-year-old has opened up about her incredible journey. The TV presenter explained that she chose to make overall lifestyle changes rather than follow a particular diet, and revealed that she has lost almost ten stone already.

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Lisa Riley has spoken candidly about her weight loss journey

"I have smaller portions now," she said during an episode of Loose Women, where she recently became a full-time panellist. "I don't believe in fad diets, even though I have tried them before. I have no food after 6.30pm.

"I only eat a carb if I need one and absolutely no bread or booze. I've been going to Zumba classes which is fun – I find the gym boring."

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Lisa made overall lifestyle changes and took up Zumba classes

The Emmerdale actress revealed that she is approaching her goal, admitting she recently had a "weepy moment" when she realised how close she was. "I'm approaching 11 stone. That weepy moment, I had it two weeks ago," she explained. "All my life I've seen my friends and family wear jeans. I went online and ordered them and they fit – and they look really nice!"

Despite her success which has seen her drop over seven dress sizes, Lisa confessed that her journey is not over yet. "Everything's a milestone and I'm going through it daily," she said. "I never in a million years thought I'd be sat here in this dress. I'm not going back to my old ways. I feel like I've got the body I deserve, without my stomach clapping every time I go up the stairs!"

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She has dropped over seven dress sizes

It's not the first time that Lisa has opened up about her decision to get in shape, having previously explained that she was prompted to up her fitness and diet routine in order to focus on her health.

"I don't want to be a statistic," she told Bella magazine. "I just want my health to carry on, to live my life to the fullest."

She added: "I've not done a diet – diets don't work. It's been about awareness and lifestyle. I'm loads more active than I use to be."

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