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Instagram star Danielle Peazer on her new 12-week diet and fitness plan – which includes a healthy mac 'n' cheese!

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Danielle Peazer began her career as a dancer, regularly gracing the X Factor stage and dancing for some of the world's biggest popstars.

Now, she's known as an Instagram sensation, boasting a staggering 1.2 million followers who she updates on her travels, fashion and fitness.

The social media star is taking the fitness aspect to the next level, having launched a 12-week diet and exercise plan for those wanting to get fit, get strong, tone up and become healthier... We're in!

We sat down for a quick chat with Danielle, who explained why she came up with the plan, how she manages to stay in such good shape and why she will enjoy some cake if she wants it...

What inspired you to create the 12-Week body plan?

I wanted to create a Body Plan to represent how dancers train. As a dancer I have to constantly switch up my style of movement and that is reflective in the Body Plan as it is never just one style of workout for the whole week.

What can people expect from the plan?

There is a bit of barre, HIIT, bodyweight and stretching and mobility in there. I get bored doing just one thing all of the time so the workouts really challenge your body to switch up the areas you're working on and shock them in a way that they might not be used to.

How soon can you expect results?

It depends on what you put in to it. If you go ahead full force including changing your eating habits as well as doing the workouts then you will start to notice it in yourself within 2 weeks. You have to do something for 21 days in order for it to become a habit so after this time then you should feel better on the whole and others will start to notice the positive change in you too.

What does a typical day's food look like for you?

I have a balanced diet, I love fruit and vegetables and eating fresh meals and would be lying if I said I didn't love pizza and pasta. That's why we included a mac n cheese and wholemeal pizza in the Plan!

How often do you exercise?

It varies week to week depending on my schedule but I like to be as active as possible whilst still allowing myself rest days. If I can do exercise three times a week then I am satisfied - a lot of the shoots I do now involve dancing or working out so sometimes I manage to kill two birds with one stone which is great!

Do you ever diet?

No I have never dieted or restricted myself from eating something that I want. The whole point of life is to enjoy it so if I want to enjoy some cake or fast food I will. It just means I have to workout a little harder to maintain my physique.

Do you feel pressure to stay in shape?

No not really. I feel a certain pressure to promote a healthy and sensible lifestyle to my following as a lot of the time you see slim or fit girls on Instagram and they are promoting being skinny - something which I will never do. I want to spread the message of feeling great within your own skin no matter what size you are - which is why my Body Plan isn't about losing weight or being bikini body ready, it's about finding something that works for you and makes you feel the most confident you can do, hopefully through doing my 12 Week Body Plan.

Danielle’s 12 Week Body Plan is available to download from bit.ly/WHLxDanielle

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