Natalie Cassidy, former star of the long running UK soap opera “EastEnders”, has shed weight quickly over a six week period going from a size 14 to a size 10. Cassidy, who recently had a baby, took up a strict 1,200 calorie a day diet with one hour workouts six days a week.
Judging by the photos in this moths issue of NOW, the diet paid off and her photographs reveal her to be looking quite nice. Now that she’s dropped the weight, Cassidy is swearing off “faddy diets” and vows that she’s learned to skills necessary to keep the weight off permanently. In short, she’ll not be yo-yo dieting as most people who lose weight experience.
Speaking of her one stone, two pound weight loss, she told the magazine she felt “so much sexier” after sticking to a 1,200 calorie-a-day diet and cutting out the carbs.
“What’s been amazing is I was my own diet boss so there was nothing faddy about it.
“Since having my daughter I’m not obsessed with being thin any more. My ultimate goal was to look curvy, toned and fit,” she added.
Natalie, who shrunk to a just 7st 12lb in 2007 after making her infamous fitness DVD, has fluctuated with her weight since.
“I’ve never liked my body and those issues are still there, but I do feel sexier now,” she said. “My partner Adam asks me why I’m suddenly walking around the house in skimpy underwear!”
She makes no mistake though that she’s one of those people who only have to smell food to gain weight – best of luck to her.
“I’m probably setting myself up for a big fall – especially with Christmas round the corner. I need to stay focused and keep up my training,” she added.
The full interview appears in this week’s Now magazine, on sale now.