How Did Gemma Collins Lose Weight? 70 Pounds Lost

Gemma Collins started losing weight during her appearance in "Dancing on Ice."

Gemma Collins is an English media personality and businesswoman who rose to fame after appearing in the ITVBe reality series The Only Way Is Essex from 2011 to 2019. She also starred in other reality programs, including I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2014, Celebrity Big Brother in 2016, and Celebs Go Dating in 2018.

In recent years, many have witnessed the weight loss transformation of the reality TV star. Her journey began during her appearance on Dancing on Ice in 2019. She reportedly lost 2 stone (28 pounds) and continued losing weight through a balanced diet and a regular workout.

She’s been posting pictures and videos of herself documenting her fitness journey on social media. A lot of people were impressed with her weight loss. She dropped more pounds in the following years and vowed to live a healthy lifestyle.

Gemma Collins frequently shares updates on her weight loss journey.

Gemma was said to have lost 5 stone (70 pounds) since she started her weight loss journey. Her stint in Dancing on Ice helped her cut down some pounds due to extensive training, which requires a healthy diet and regular exercise.

The media personality is also open when discussing her physical transformation. She admitted that she had £250 slimming injections that helped her manage her weight. She’s transparent with her journey and shares her progress by updating her followers on her Instagram account.

“I’ve been working so hard the past couple of weeks, shaping up,” Gemma said in a video she uploaded in January 2022, wherein she talks about how she struggles to complete a 2-hour walk.

What is Gemma Collins' diet plan?

The media personality tried a lot of weight loss plans – from no carbs diets to juice diets to Hypno-gastric bands. But her current meal plan seemed to be the most effective for her, as she reportedly dropped from size 24 and continues striving to reach her size 16 goal.

Gemma didn’t go for shortcuts, like trying the fast diet hacks. Instead, her weight loss journey involved a lot of dedication and determination. She never gave up even though she encountered hardships and setbacks in the process.

For her diet plan, the reality TV prefers to eat home-cooked meals rather than go for take-outs. She eliminated sugar and avoided consuming red meat and no carbs after 6 PM. She managed to cut down these three things in order to lose weight.

Her breakfast usually consists of poached eggs with avocado and tomatoes on sourdough. For lunch, she enjoys Salad with kale, peppers, and avocado, with either chicken or tuna steak. Her dinner is mainly vegetarian curries or chicken and halloumi kebabs with bell peppers on a skewer with tzatziki salad.

What is Gemma Collins' exercise?

After joining Dancing on Ice, Gemma burns about 1,000 calories – and it’s all because of her regular training. At the same time, she hired a personal trainer to lose more weight. Her healthy diet, accompanied by extensive workouts, helped her achieve her desired weight.

The COVID-19 lockdown didn’t also stop the media personality from living a healthy lifestyle. She revealed that she enjoys riding bikes and long walks. She’s been updating her followers on Instagram about her weight loss journey and wanted to bring positivity to everyone.

Gemma was confident about her body and used her social media platform to inspire others to live healthily. The TV star wasn’t ashamed to upload her throwback photos, where she looked unrecognizable. She’s confident with her body and slammed body-shammers.

Gemma Collins also credits her weight loss to Skinny Jab.

In addition to diet and exercise, the media personality also credits her weight loss to Skinny Jabs. These appetite-suppressant drugs are designed to curb hunger. The consumption of food and calories tend to be lesser, leading to weight loss.

In 2020, Gemma shared a series of paid-for posts promoting the products. The procedure includes a four-week round of injections to lose weight easily. Skinny Jab is said to be “removing hunger from the equation” to cut down fats.

The products are injected into the stomach using a pen-like device. It diminishes how much hunger a person is experiencing. The simple explanation is that consuming fewer calories means a highly probable weight loss.

Numerous companies are selling Skinny Jab under different names. However, it is advised that you should consult your doctor first before trying these products as they aren’t recommended for everyone. Some can cause side effects like dizziness, insomnia, and digestive problems.   

Gemma Collins' desire to conceive pushed her to lose weight.

This is not the first time Gemma embarked on a weight loss journey. She faced a lot of ups and downs over the past years, mostly because of emotional reasons and her battle with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Her weight fluctuated, and she experienced both gain and loss.

The TV star wasn’t shy to tell everyone that she was unhappy in some aspects of her life, which led her to be engaged in unhealthy habits. She realized that she was obsessed with food and found comfort in eating to forget her problems.

Everything changed when she decided to conceive, with her doctor telling her to reduce weight to get pregnant. She proclaimed her dream to be a mother, and she wanted to be a role mother to other women who wanted to be a mother later in life.

However, Gemma Collins' plan of having kids was put on hold.

It seems like the TV star has changed her mind regarding motherhood. After opening up about her mental health, she admitted that the plans of having kids were put off as she feared that “she wasn’t fit to be a mother.”

Gemma shared her mental health struggles during her appearance on Piers Morgan’s Life Stories in 2021. She particularly opened up about how she had a history of self-harming, and many were shocked by her revelation.

In the documentary Gemma Collins: Self-Harm & Me, the reality TV star talked about what she’s been through to raise awareness of mental health and self-harm. It’s not a secret that she wanted to become a mother, but she was scared that she might start self-harming again and wouldn’t be a fit mother.

“Yes, I can provide financial stability and a lot of love, but what if it came back?” Gemma told New Magazine.

She said that only a few people know about her mental health struggles. And now, with the go signal from professionals, she is not afraid to tell this to everyone. She also sees her fiancé Rami Hawash as “the right person for her to have children with.”

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