Susanna Reid, 48, decided to slim following a visit to the doctors. Having been experiencing skin problems, the medical professional advised that the Good Morning Britain presenter made some changes to her lifestyle. This included reducing alcohol consumption, as well as making a dedicated effort to lose some weight – with the doctor pointing out she was at the top end of a healthy BMI. Speaking on Lorraine earlier this year, she explained that the early starts for the morning TV show she co-hosts had led to her regularly turning to high-calorie foods.
While a balanced, healthy diet comes recommended – and this does include consuming a variety of foods – her habits meant Susanna ended up gaining excess weight.
The broadcaster said: “It can creep up without you noticing, and what I did was cut out snacking.
“I found waking up so early in the morning, and you’re in a sort of energy deficit and all your body can think of is to have toast and biscuits, have calories.
“And you can pile it on really quickly.”
Susanna explained that she followed the doctor’s advice, reducing the amount of snacks that she ate, as well as the alcohol she consumed.
By ditching the beverage for a month, Susanna lost 14 pounds.
Speaking to Prima Magazine earlier this year, she said: “I feel fantastic.
“This time last year, I went to the doctor with a skin problem and he told me I could do with losing some weight.
“It turned out I was at the upper end of my BMI and, I have to admit, I’d been feeling a little heavy for a while.”
Susanna added: “I’ve lost a stone-and-a-half since then and I feel fantastic.”
Another famous face who has lost a 1.5 stone is Joe Pasquale.
The comedian and actor spoke about his weight loss after appearing on ITV’s Sugar Free Farm.
As the title of the show suggests, his time on the show saw him cut sugar from his diet.
In addition to sweets, chocolate, cakes and alcohol, Joe ditched fruit juice, refined carbohydrates, and caffeine.
Speaking on Loose Women about the show, the comedian revealed that while he no longer follows the strict diet plan, he does have a particular rule he employs.
That comes down to the colour-coded nutritional information on the label of foods.
He said: “They’ve got it on the amount of carbs, protein, sugars.
“If it’s not in the green on the sugar, I don’t eat it.”