Chanelle Hayes insists her 7 stone weight loss was down to this big lifestyle change – and not just gastric band surgery
CHANELLE Hayes says a complete lifestyle overhaul was the reason for her weight loss, not just gastric band surgery.
The 33-year-old managed to shed a whopping seven stone and revealed her new look in March this year.
Chanelle Hayes revealed one big change that helped her lose 7st[/caption]
The former Big Brother star underwent a secret gastric sleeve operation in August 2020 after ballooning to 17 stone.
The surgery removed a large part of the stomach to limit food intake and she has managed to drop four dress sizes.
She shared a ‘before and after’ pic of herself to Instagram saying the difference in her size was ‘inactive vs active’.
The mum-of-two revealed all the fun activities she does with her two sons and has helped her shed the pounds.
“One of the best things since my #gastricsleeve is being able to move more and spend more quality time with my boys,” she started the post.
“In the left pic, I sat sweating due to my excess body weight watching my son play football. In the right, I had just beaten him at a race of the Monsal trail, so I was sweating for the right reasons!”
Chanelle added: “Last weekend I took the kids trampolining, next week we are going swimming. None of these activities were something I could have done before.
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“Partly, because I felt so much shame I didn’t want to embarrass them but partly because I knew I would be in agony for days afterwards.”
Chanelle revealed she was not in “any agony after this bike ride”, but was “starving, but pain free”.
“So I finished off with a nice Caesar salad and a side of “smug” from winning the race ,” she wrote.
“My issue now is that one of my boys is 11 and the other is 4… what kind of activities work for all of us as a whole?! Any suggestions would be really welcomed and appreciated. Thanks you guys xxx”
Since then Chanelle, who shot to fame in 2007 on Big Brother, has altered her food intake and changed her life style to make sure she feels comfortable in her own body.
In a recent Instagram post she recently revealed what she eats in a day as she had “so many DMs asking” her.
Her day of eating included scrambled eggs with chorizo, two chocolate cookies, a slice of roast port, one potato, half a Yorkshire pudding, stuffing, gravy, broccoli, peas and “a bit” of Wensleydale cheese.
Chanelle admitted before her surgery she “would have eaten all the above and so much more”.
“But I feel satiated and full after such small amounts now I never feel like I’m missing out because that gnawing hunger of being on a diet isn’t there,” she explained.
“I have noticed that a year on I can definitely eat more than a year ago but my level of restriction differs on a day-to-day basis.”
Speaking exclusively to The Sun, Chanelle explained she had the op after fears her weight could kill her and crippled her financially.
Opening up about how her “addiction” to binge-eating saw her weight spiral out of control, Chanelle said: “It was horrendous. I didn’t want to see or speak to anyone.
“I didn’t even want to leave the house or go anywhere – I was like a hermit in my home.
“I didn’t speak to anyone for a year. I literally saw nobody, so I definitely didn’t have a love life. I didn’t even have a life.
“I just couldn’t bear to do anything. Every time I had an offer to work I would just turn it down, so it massively impacted me financially.”
But the surgery hasn’t been without its downsides as she showed off her “saggy and baggy skin“.
Posting pictures of her relaxing in the sunshine in a blue bikini, she wrote: “After years of hating my body for being too big, it’s now small enough that my skin looks saggy and baggy.
“I have four boobs because my implants are in one place and my actual skin and breast tissue are in another.
“I have stretch marks on practically every area of my body, cellulite is my constant companion no matter how big or small I may be at any given time.”
The former Big Brother star had gastric sleeve surgery to help her lose weight[/caption]
But her weight loss was not just due to her surgery[/caption]
She said being active with her boys has also helped her shed the pounds[/caption]
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Alicia Adendorff is a reporter for Healthy Organic Lifestyle.