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Linda Robson's slimming journey: how the Loose Women presenter lost two stone and kept it off

The panellist admitted she finally feels comfortable with her body

Hanna Fillingham

The New Year is officially here and that means most of us are looking to be (a lot) healthier than we have been in recent months. Most of us are looking to get back into a shape we feel good about and generally feel fitter but, it's not always easy. We all know how many times we've kept up resolutions for January but then crashed and burned the following months but this year, we're determined for it to be different. How do you stay fit and healthy and keep weight off all-year-round? Well, take your tips from Loose Women panellist, Linda Robson, who lost two stone last year and still looks fabulous.

The 60-year-old – who over recent years has changed her diet and lifestyle habits following a health scare – wowed her fans on social media last April after sharing a picture of her lying poolside on holiday on her Instagram account, with many asking the star to reveal her diet secrets. Replying to one follower, Linda disclosed that she had cut out on sugar, along with limiting her carbohydrate intake and alcohol.

Linda Robson looked incredible as she relaxed by the pool

Following the attention surrounding her photo, Linda and her fellow Loose Women panellists discussed her trim figure during one of the shows, with Linda telling the audience: "I spent all my life walking around swimming pools covering myself up, wearing a sarong. For the first time I felt comfortable walking around, I posted it because I was proud of myself." She added: "I've lost two and a half stone, I've been going to the gym, why not post it?"

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The Loose Women star is finally proud of her body

In January 2017, Linda vowed to change her diet after she was warned by doctors that her drinking habits – of almost a bottle of wine a night – could put her at high risk of Diabetes. By the end of the year, Linda had dropped an incredible three dress sizes, telling The Sun: "I've stopped weighing myself but I think I've lost about two and a half stone. I've gone from a 16 to 18 dress size down to a 12 to 14."

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Linda was one of the nine Loose Women panellists to take part in the Body Stories campaign in May 2018, which saw them pose for a photoshoot in their swimwear, completely without filters or airbrushing. Linda confessed at the time that the only part of her body that she liked was her nose, and that she hated her legs. She also admitted: "I never normally take my clothes off – even for my husband. But I’ve gone sugar free and I’ve lost 17 pounds – so I’m feeling better than I have in years. I’m far from body confident, but I think it’s really important to show these pictures to inspire all women to appreciate their body at any age."

Sounds like going sugar-free might just be the ticket... 

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