Actress Dawn French has recently revealed her 7 and a 1/2 stone weight loss during a recent interview with Lorraine Kelly on her breakfast show.
Following a cancer scare last year, the 51-year-old actress chose to lose weight so that she could swap major invasive surgery, for a treatment that was less invasive.
“When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so.”
“Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover. So, I set about dropping a few stone.”
How did she achieve her weight loss?
Unlike certain other celebrities that have used more drastic weight loss techniques, Dawn has stuck to more traditional efforts.
“No magic wand, just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks. It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery. Great. That’s all it was, practical.”
This goes to show that to lose weight effectively you do not have to resort to drastic measures that may work in the short-term, but are unlikely to work long-term.
No doubt these results were achieved more slowly, but they are easier to sustain.
What about the future?
The cancer scare was a false alarm, but Dawn still went ahead with the hysterectomy to reduce her risk for the future.
She is now in good health, and has never looked better. Hopefully she manages to keep the weight off long-term.