Kirstie Allsopp weight loss: Star shares ‘what is key’ to slim down – weight ‘had to go’

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Kirstie Allsopp, 50, appears on Kirstie and Phil’s Love It or List It tonight on Channel 4. The two hosts will go head to head as they battle it out to convince homeowners to either sell or refurbish their houses.

Viewers watching tonight, December 22, will be reminded of Kirstie’s recent weight loss transformation.

The presenter admitted she started to put on weight when she was in her early 40s.

She therefore decided to do something about it – especially as there are health risks for people who are overweight at 50 or older.

Being overweight can lead to serious health conditions such as type two diabetes, coronary heart disease, some types of cancer, and stroke, according to the NHS.

When she was in her early 40s, the now 50-year-old Kirstie told Mail Online: “I decided that I was being irresponsible as a parent and a partner, and it had to go.”

The mother-of-two decided to focus first on her diet.

She began eating three meals a day, adding: “I do not leave the house without having breakfast.

“What is key is having five hours between meals and not having anything except water during those five hours.”

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According to Healthline, there is little research to show if it is better to eat or skip breakfast when wanting to lose weight.

However, eating breakfast is a good way for slimmers to add foods that are rich in nutrients to their diet.

An avocado and egg in a wholegrain tortilla wrap could be a good option, or a Greek yoghurt with berries and nuts.

As for drinking plenty of water throughout the day, this is paramount for overall health, but also keeps slimmers feeling fuller for longer.

To shed the pounds, Kirstie also reduced her carbohydrate intake and replaced them with vegetables.

She told The Sun: “For me, one of my things is that potatoes don’t suit me.

“I don’t eat them anymore. And aubergines don’t agree with me. Wine doesn’t agree with me so now I drink vodka martinis.

“I really eat more greens. I order two salads now.

“I haven’t really been a pasta person for a while. It’s viewing vegetables as carbs. It’s always the beans, the broccoli – there’s no need for potatoes.”

Kirstie also started to do regular exercise to slim down.

She added: “On a working day, I get up at 6.15am and I’m straight into my exercise kit for a workout.

“I run up hills and then walk down them.

“At 7am I wake the kids.”

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