Susanna Reid reveals the reason why she gained weight, before 1.5 stone weight loss

Susanna Reid

Appearing on yesterday's episode of Lorraine, Susanna Reid opened up about her recent 1.5 stone weight loss, shedding some light on why she found herself gaining weight in the first place.

The 48-year-old mum-of-three revealed that she initially went to the doctors for another complaint, before being told she needed to lose some weight.

She told Lorraine, "I went to a doctor because I just wanted to ask him about skin problems, and he said I recommend two things.

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"One is you stop drinking or cut down on drinking, and one is you lose some weight because you are at the top end of your BMI."

Susanna went on to explain the trap she found herself falling in to because of her job, which caused her to slowly pile on the pounds.

She confessed, "It can creep up without noticing. I cut out snacking.

"I found waking up so early in the morning and you're in energy deficit and all your body can think is have toast have biscuits, and you can pile it on really."

In the past, Susanna has previously revealed that she's cut way down on her consumption of alcohol too, which has helped her lose weight.

However, she admitted to Lorraine that she hasn't completely stuck to that element of her new diet...

"I haven't been completely abstemious when it comes to alcohol," Susanna revealed. "But when we were in LA, Piers thinks I'm a dullard not drinking, so after the Oscars I thought we're in LA, if now isn't the time of a margarita when is? But it took two days to get over it!"

Over on her Instagram, Susanna also revealed to her 325,000 followers that she'd recently returned to her workouts at the gym too, after putting it on the back burner for a while as it gave her an excuse to snack.

She told them, 'It’s very sunny at my gym.... I’d stopped going for a while because it gave me an excuse to over-snack 🤦🏻♀️ But the good feeling doing exercise is unbeatable 🙌🏼'.

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