How Did Elizabeth Sobinoff Lose Weight?

Elizabeth Sobinoff surprised many when she returned looking utterly different in Married at First Sight – prompting concerns from fans.

TV personality Elizabeth Sobinoff returned to the reality series Married at First Sight in 2020. Many were shocked when she appeared again on the small screen, particularly noticing her body transformation. Some speculated she had health problems, causing her weight loss.

Elizabeth experienced a significant shift the previous year, causing concern among fans who fear she is becoming too “slim.” In an Instagram post, the reality star stood in her underwear while holding a jar of moisturizer, causing them to express their “genuine concern” about her appearance.

One follower said: “I adore you, yet I’m genuinely concerned. This is now beyond just ‘looking skinny.’ I hope you are OK.” Another wrote: “Sorry I don’t want to sound rude in any way but you’re beautiful but you don’t look well. You have lost a lot of weight.”

Elizabeth Sobinoff's Weight Loss Tricks

The main keys to Elizabeth’s successful weight loss:

  • She followed a 5:2 diet
  • She goes to the gym and works out

Elizabeth Sobinoff revealed the diet she followed to lose weight – but didn't want people to "glorify" her weight loss.

Elizabeth said she had been following a well-known diet after battling rumors about her 10 kg weight loss for months and attributing it to her health problems. In an interview with Who magazine, the TV personality talked about her striking new appearance.

As she embarked on her second chance at love on national television, Elizabeth revealed that she has been following the 5:2 diet, which is based on intermittent fasting. She added that she works out at the gym multiple times a week and does so to “reduce stress.”

But then, she didn’t want her admission to “glorify” drastic weight loss. The reality star clarified that she’s still very much her even though she shed pounds. She doesn’t want everyone to focus on what’s only on the outside.

“It’s still very much me. I know people are going to say, ‘Well, you look completely different to how we saw you last year.’ But don’t always focus on the outer shell,” Elizabeth told the publication. “This has always been me. We grow, as people. I don’t glorify weight (loss) and be like, “I’m better now.”

Elizabeth Sobinoff shared that she achieved her new appearance by "getting rid of toxic people."

It wasn’t the first time the TV star had lost weight. After losing 10kg, fans have often expressed their worry. Elizabeth, who was fat-shamed by her first “husband,” Sam Ball, revealed to fans in 2019 that the key to her new appearance was “getting rid of toxic people”—ostensibly alluding to her now-ex-husband.

Sam surprised Married at First Sight viewers when he told the producers, “I’ve never really dated girls as big as Elizabeth in the past,” after seeing her for the first time at their “wedding.”

Elizabeth eventually felt the need to defend her weight after the severe backlash. She explained that she suffers from a mild case of lupus, an auto-immune illness, and porphyria, a blood disorder that can impact the neurological system and other organs.

She detailed how her health issues can occasionally cause her to gain up to 20kg in a video she posted on Instagram in 2019. Up until the point that she was prepared to return to the show, the TV personality kept quiet about the diet she started following Married at First Sight.

What is a 5:2 diet?

The 5:2 diet regimen initially captured the world’s attention. Followers are advised to fast for two non-consecutive days with extremely low-calorie consumption of less than 500-600 calories per day, followed by eating normally the remaining five days of the week.

Nutritionist Rick Hay says that the 5:2 diet is easy to follow and is based on the idea of intermittent fasting. The author of The Anti-Ageing Food & Fitness Plan explained to, “It’s just five days of the week where you eat normally – but when I say normally, that doesn’t mean pizza and coke.”

Initial studies revealed that restricting calorie consumption to such an extent aided in resetting several essential metabolic hormones, including those that play a key role in fat metabolism, promoting slow but sustainable weight loss.

In a 2012 episode of the BBC science program Horizon, Dr. Michael Mosley popularized the idea of eating a restrictive diet on two days of the week, describing it as a “very simple” approach to incorporating intermittent fasting into your life.

The 5:2 diet can be quite effective, and there is increasing data to back it up, but it is not simple to follow. It’s not recommended for everyone because a 500-calorie diet only provides an egg, coffee, and a small meal of fish and salad each day.

Results will be obtained, like any diet, only if you can commit to the regimen and adhere to the 500-600 calorie days. The effects the 5:2 can provide when strictly followed cannot be achieved by a slight cheat, which involves eating 800-1000 calories on fasting days.

This diet is extremely difficult and perhaps unsuitable for people who lead busy, active lives and have high energy needs. On the other hand, it may be beneficial for those who do not eat much throughout the day and instead prefer to consume a larger meal at night.

Elizabeth Sobinoff claps back at people who criticize her weight loss.

Elizabeth has responded to trolls who accuse her of being “too skinny” following her dramatic weight loss. The reality star stated that she received numerous comments asking about her diet after posting a photo of her dinner, which featured green veggies and some tomato sauce.

Elizabeth responded by saying that her weight was “none of their business.” She said: “I had a laugh reading some DM’s about my dinner I posted last night,” referring to the photo she posted at the time. She added, “I love how people resort back to a TV show and assume I eat sh*t, all day, every day.”

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