Frankie Essex has showed off her two stone weight loss, which she managed to do in 12 weeks.
The 33 year old, who flaunted her curves in a black and white swimsuit while enjoying a beach stroll in Mexico last month, shed the pounds with the help of a food delivery service called MuscleFood, which allowed her to control her portion sizes.
Sharing before-and-after photos of her transformation, the star can be seen wearing the same grey and white Calvin Klein lingerie set.
In the first series of snaps, the TV personality can be seen taking mirror selfies with her phone, standing straight on as well as from the back. While a second series of professionally taken pictures, show she’s lost a significant amount of weight around her waist as well as legs.
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The Only Way Is Essex star found herself eating “whatever someone would put on the plate in front of me” during the numerous lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic, but eventually decided enough was enough.
“I was feeling a bit fed up with lockdown and then started to become more conscious about the amount of food I was eating,” she said.
Frankie, who is dating personal trainer Luke, went on to explain that she had an issue with the portion sizes of her food before going on the food plan.
“Before starting on the MuscleFood plan, I was having the same portion sizes as my boyfriend. He’s much bigger than me, both muscle and height wise, and we have completely different body shapes.
“As he’s a man, they can get away with eating so much more, so the food plan really worked for me to help with portions.”
“I used to eat whatever someone would put on the plate in front of me, which is why I really needed to control my portion sizes. I now have my food on a smaller plate which is a really good idea.”
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She continued: “No one wants to start a diet when you feel like you have to do a certain amount of exercise a day, because you start being harsh on yourself and don’t end up doing it.
“If you lose the weight steadily, you’ll keep it off for longer, rather than a crash diet where you always put the weight straight back on – that’s why I loved this plan.”
Proud of her progress, she added: “I didn’t realise how good I really looked until I saw the before and after images the other day – I can be a bit hard on myself sometimes.”
Frankie, who recently flaunted her figure as she enjoyed the sea during her Mexico, also shared the photos onto her Instagram feed.
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Celebrity friends were quick to comment as Amy Childs wrote: “Wow babe well done xxx”.
Chloe Sims said: “You’ve worked so hard chick and you look great, well done looking strong! Xxx,” followed by two bulging bicep emojis.
While Frankie Sims added: “Wowwwww welldone !!” [sic] with two red heart emojis and two celebration hands emoji.