Gemma Collins has made no secret of her overhauling her lifestyle in order to shed weight.
In recent months the former TOWIE star, 40, has been flaunting her trimmer shape by posing up a storm on social media and revealed that she has become dedicated to taking part in daily sweat sessions and ensuring she fuels her body with healthy foods.
And now, the reality TV personality has shared that her good pal and ex soap star Davinia Taylor has played a part in her ditching carbs and sofa sessions for salads and cardio workouts.
Taking to her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Gemma explained how Davinia – best known for playing Jude Cunningham in Hollyoaks – has helped her “absolutely loads” on her health kick.
She told her fans: “I am proud of my amazing friend Davinia she is a wealth of information and knowledge, guys!”
As Gemma flicked through Davinia’s new book, she added: “Her book I am going to read it today on the sun lounger.
“She is just honestly if anyone is looking to get healthier she is your girl, she has helped me absolutely loads, she was suffering she had inflammation and everything and she didn’t even diet.”
Davinia swears by her process of “biohacking” and last year she explained the changes she made to drop from a near size 16 to a size eight.
The 43-year-old, who has battled alcoholism in the past, shared before and after snaps of herself to Instagram and told that by understanding her own genes, she’s been able to take steps to craft a targeted diet, exercise and supplement regimes, as well as curious treatments such as “cold exposure.”
“What a difference a bit of #BioHacking makes!!!” the star wrote.
“Detox, reduce inflammatory foods, run, sauna, wim Hof, cold exposure, NAD+, nootropics, kombucha, intermittent fasting, gut health, knowing my genes all these protocols have helped me stay mentally healthy and if I do that the body follows suit!!!”
Dutch athlete Wim Hof is renowned for his capacity to withstand freezing temperatures.
Davinia added of the before photo: “Think I’m pushing a size 16 there and then I’m down to an 8 (and maintained it for years!! No yo-yo or massive cravings either).
“All beings in the brain #brainhealth #goodfats #lowsugar #paleo.”
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