Susanna Reid reveals the simple secrets behind her amazing weight loss

Susannah Reid's weight loss
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Susanna Reid's weight loss has been impressing fans - and it turns out there are a few simple secrets behind her success...

The secrets behind Susannah Reid's weight loss are simple. Last year, the 48-year-old presenter revealed that she'd lost an impressive stone-and-a-half, and yesterday she told Lorraine a bit more about why and how she did it.

She explained that she went to the doctor about skin problems, but he shocked her by telling her that she was at the top end of the BMI range for her height and should lose some weight.

After fans were left wondering how the TV presenter managed it, she revealed the secrets behind her weight loss. And it turns out it’s all down to just a few very simple tricks.

The secrets behind Susanna Reid's weight loss...

No alcohol

Susanna's doctor told the mum-of-three that she should 'stop drinking or cut down on drinking'. While she admits that she hasn't 'been completely abstemious when it comes to alcohol,' Susannah has mostly binned the booze.

'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 for a margarita when is?"' she confessed. 'But it took two days to get over it.'

Susanna Reid pre-weight loss

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Cut down on snacks

A few snacks here and there can add a lot of calories to your daily tally, which could stop you from losing weight or even make you put on weight.

In order to lose weight, Susanna stopped snacking and started eating more healthily. She said her early morning starts for Good Morning Britain made her hungry, revealing, 'It can creep up without you noticing. I found waking up so early in the morning you're in a sort of energy deficit and all your body can think is have toast, have biscuits, have calories, and you can pile it on really quickly.'

Do what works for you

Back in December, Susanna made a surprising revelation on Good Morning Britain, after Piers Morgan gave her a ‘healthy’ Christmas hamper.

She confessed that she doesn’t actually work out at the moment, as she found it made her too hungry.

She said: ‘Actually I don't do any exercise at all. I stopped going to the gym, I found it made me too hungry...

‘I've levelled out, I lost a stone-and-a-half and that's enough, and I don't go to the gym.’

While exercising is advisable, not just for weight loss but to keep fit and healthy, it’s also important to do what works for you – and smaller changes are usually more effective than lifestyle overhauls.

Don’t be too strict

While the TV star has made some changes to her diet and lifestyle, she will also make room to enjoy a few treats on special occasions.

Last year, she told the Express: 'Christmas always throws a spanner in the works... It might come to Christmas Day and someone pours me a large glass of Bucks Fizz – or on New Year’s Eve I might fancy some vodka shots.

'But then again I might feel like I can keep going.'

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Mariana Cerqueira
Lifestyle Editor

Mariana is a lifestyle writer who has written for and My Imperfect Life. She joined the team as an intern after completing her journalism MA at City University. After six months spent writing about food, celebrity news, and family trends, Mariana left to write for Healthy Food magazine - but returned in 2017, to join the Future team once again. In her spare time, you’ll find Mariana in the kitchen cooking for her friends.