Lorraine Kelly Shares ‘Easy Dead’ Weight Loss Tips After Dropping Two Dress Sizes
Leading TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has opened up about how she lost the 1.5 stone weight she gained during the pandemic. Lorraine, 62, says she “feels better” after dropping two dress sizes from a size 14 to a size 10.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with the Express, she described how she piled on the pounds during the Covid pandemic. Lorraine said: “I was eating comfortably and just found myself hovering around the cookie jar and the fridge for all kinds of treats.
“Me and Steve (husband Steve Smith) had a huge, big plate of chocolate every night. It started out pretty small but ended up being huge.
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“I was going through packets of cookies and unhealthy food. I wasn’t exercising as much and was eating mindlessly, just eating to eat. Now I have a lot more balance.”
Lorraine said she found her weight loss “very easy” using the WW app and taking 10,000 steps a day and still enjoys eating and drinking, especially on the weekends.
She said: “It’s not a dumb, silly diet because diets don’t work, as we know. It’s just about making small changes. We all know what’s good for us, we we all know what we’re supposed to eat, so it’s all about finding the right balance.
“I’m not bored or miserable and I think about food all the time, just eating well. What I actually do, well Steve does it because he’s a much better cook, he made a huge bowl of really spicy vegetable soup on a Sunday and I have that for my lunch Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and then he makes another one.
“I don’t have it every day for lunch but I find it really fills you up if you’re hungry and a banana isn’t going to do for you. That’s my advice, do that and don’t feel guilty if you have a chocolate chip cookie, for God’s sake it’s not the end of the world.
“But that doesn’t mean you have to have 20 packets. Just say, it’s true, I had this, big problem, move on. There’s nothing wrong with having a cookie with a cup of tea, it’s okay, that’s about getting the balance.”
She also credits walking 10,000 steps a day, which she achieves by taking her beloved dog, Angus, for walks. The Scot has partnered with More Than Insurance and Dogs For Good to promote the positive impact pets have on mental health.
More Than research found that a third of dog owners feel less alone when walking their puppies. Those numbers were even higher for owners of dogs with disabilities, with 81% attributing social interactions to their furry companion.
On why she wanted to be part of the campaign, Lorraine explained, “When we walk around, everyone wants to talk to you and say hello, and that’s lovely. It’s just nice to have that social connection. , especially after confinement, I think everyone needs this.
“I don’t know how I would do without little dogs. It’s another heartbeat in the house and you don’t feel so alone.”
Lorraine airs on ITV weekdays at 9am.