Denise Welch shares swimsuit pic and reveals she gained 2st after replacing addiction
Denise Welch has spoken openly about her experience giving up alcohol, revealing how she gained two stone when she “replaced one addiction with another”.
64 year old Denise,who celebrated 11 years of sobriety last month, took to Instagram in a moving post which saw her reflect on her journey and changing relationship with food.
Posting a before-and-after snap to her 395,000 Instagram followers, theLoose Women star shared one picture of herself before she began overhauling her relationship with food and another more recent snap of herself 10 years later.
In a second snap, Denise looked sensational as she posed in a vibrant green and white swimsuit while soaking up the sun on holiday.
Discussing her lifestyle overhaul, she explained how she lost two stone in as many months with the help of weight loss programme Lighter Life.
“10 yrs ago today I started my @lighterlife journey. I lost 2 stone in 2 months and became a proud ambassador, a title I hold to this day.
“I have seen @lighterlife change lives especially reversing type 2 diabetes,” she wrote.
The Waterloo Road actress,whose son Matty has been romantically linked to US pop star Taylor Swift, continued and shone a light on how giving up alcohol initially led her to turning to food.
“When I gave up alcohol I replaced one addiction with another, food and gained 2 stone.
“With the help of @lighterlife and their mentor and behavioural therapy approach I was able to change my relationship with food. The osteoarthritis in my knees improved by 90%
“For more information the link is in my stories #ad”.
After posting the before and after picture, Denise’s followers were quick to flood her comments with messages of support and praise for her journey.
“Looking stunning Denise! Xx,” wrote one follower. “You look amazing [heart emoji] X,” added another.
Meanwhile, a third added: “absolutely inspirational, love” alongside a heart emoji.
Over the years, Denise has bravely opened up about her relationship with food and alcohol andrecently showed off her incredible figure as she stripped down to a black underwear set.
As she posed for a mirror selfie while waiting in her dressing room, the TV personality wrote that she was: “Keeping up my weight training and healthy eating” before sharing a clip of herself working out at the gym.
She could be seen sporting purple leggings and a pale blue t-shirt as she worked hard and embarked on some weight training as she hit up some resistance machines.
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