The TOWIE star has hit back at criticism that she's given up her fitness regime

Lauren Goodger completely transformed herself last year from Essex reality star to fitness guru and even brought out her very own work-out DVD, showcasing a whopping four stone weight loss.

But now the former TOWIE star has been forced to defend her size after claiming that snaps circulating online were making her figure look completely different to real life.

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Sharing a picture of the label of a floral dress she was pictured wearing – which clearly read ‘M’ – the CBB star started her lengthy tirade: ‘Everyone asking what size my @silkfred dress is in my picture today as they being confused by pap pics lately which make me look different facially and body shape wise I’m not saying they have been messed with but they certainly shot in some sort of way to achieve such poor quality of a photo.’

The 30-year-old then went on to explain to her 765k followers that she is still keeping to her fitness regime, adding: ‘So my dress is a size Medium which in there sizing is 10-12 it fits so comfortably with room and falls right.. I am currently 10-12 I have boobs and bum I’m still doing my fitness.’

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Before finishing the rant: ‘A goal doesn’t stop so it’s something that I’ll always be doing which is reaching new goals and training and dieting I do go up and down like normal women do!’

Well, that certainly told the haters…

And fans were quick to praise the Essex lady for her honesty, with one follower writing: ‘It’s awful how your made to feel like you have to justify what size clothes you are! As if women don’t struggle enough with body insecurities! Your beautiful! xx’.

While another asked: ‘Why do you need to explain yourself?? Whoever has an issue with your size it’s their issue let them deal with it…’

Despite the encouraging words, it looks like Lauren – who’s currently loved-up with her jailbird boyfriend, Joey Morrison – has been pining over her summer bod as the star recently uploaded an ‘inspiration’ shot.

The triple throwback picture shows Lauren posing in a bikini showing off her ripped abs and toned pins along with the caption: ‘Oh this body ! I want my fitness bod back asap!!!’.

Well, we think you look great! Keep up the good work.