Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid made a conscious decision to slim down after she made a visit to the doctors. The 48-year-old had been experiencing bad skin, which a medical professional advised could be diet-related. As a result, Susanna decided to transform her and managed to lose an incredible 1st 7lbs. Since then, the TV star has been showing off her slimline physique in figure hugging outfits on the ITV daytime show. But what did she cut from her diet to shed the pounds?
Susanna has revealed she managed to lose weight by ditching alcohol.
“I’ve lost a stone-and-a-half and I feel fantastic,” she revealed in a recent interview with Prima Magazine.
Discussing her decision to lose weight, she said: “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.”
While some studies suggest that alcohol can have health benefits, for example red wine may lower the risk of heart disease, according to heathline.com, alcohol also plays a large role in weight management.
From providing empty calories to increasing belly fat, alcohol can affect your body in many ways.
Excess alcohol can lead to what is known as alcoholic fatty liver. This condition can damage your liver, affecting the way your body metabolises and store carbohydrates and fats.
Additionally alcohol usually contains “empty calories”, which can contribute to excess body fat.
Extra calories end up stored as fat in the body, so consuming too much alcohol could see slimmers pile on the pounds around their stomach area.
Alcohol can also affect judgement with food, as it’s easy to binge on unhealthy snacks when intoxicated.
A recent animal study found that mice given ethanol over a period of three days demonstrated a significant increase in food intake.
As well as ditching alcohol, Susanna reduced the amount of snacks she eats, explaining that they used to ‘creep up’ on her’ leading to weight gain.
She 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.”
She combined her healthy eating with gym sessions, which she returned to recently.
She said: “I’d stopped going for a while because it gave me an excuse to over-snack. But the good feeling of doing exercise is unbeatable.”
Susanna’s GMB co-host Piers Morgan recently revealed he’d gained weight, following his previous weight loss.
The 54-year-old said he’d gained two inches around his waist.