Claire King is the soap star who acted in Emmerdale from 1989 to 1999 and again from 2018. She has also appeared on the small screen competing in the reality shows Strictly Come Dancing in 2006 and Celebrity Big Brother in 2014. Over the last few years, Claire has been through a huge transformation in her personal life and lost nearly one stone. The actress cut a few things from her diet in order to shape up.
How did she lose weight?
Claire first made a bid to shape up in 2005 and enlisted the help of a diet and fitness expert.
At this time, she went on a strict diet and cut out wheat, dairy and red meat six days a week.
Although the diet plan she followed was mostly vegetarian, Claire would occasionally eat chicken when following this.
The actress would start the day by eating five grapes and drinking water with lemon as soon as she woke up.
She would also make sure to drink two litres of water every day.
What diet plan does she use?
More recently, Claire revealed she stays trim by following a form of intermittent fasting.
In 2015, the soap star spoke out about her weight and said she followed the 5:2 diet plan.
When following this plan, slimmers must restrict how many calories they eat on two days of the week.
On these days, they should only consume 500 calories and this is supposed to help them make healthier choices on the other five days.
Other TV stars have also opened up about the diet plans they followed in order to shape up.
EastEnders actress, Natalie Cassidy, lost three stone by changing her diet and adding in exercise.
The soap star started running regularly as she trained to run the London Marathon this year.
The ITV presenter, Lorraine Kelly, has also slimmed down over the past few years.
She revealed she used portion control and aerobic exercise to drop two dress sizes.