Has TOWIE lady Gemma Collins jumped on the vinegar diet band wagon?
Gemma Collins has seriously wow-ed us recently with her impressive weight loss.
Now though, 34-year-old Gemma has seemily revealed her cheap and cheerful weight-loss secret.
So if you’re already on your summer body mission, well, give this a go…
Taking to Instagram, Miss Collins uploaded a photo of a bottle of apple cider vinegar with the caption:
‘Love this new fave thing in water.’
What’s more, apple cider vinegar is practically a kitchen staple. If you rifle through your cupboards you might find a dusty bottle lurking right at the back.
The particular brand Gemma is flaunting is by Ancient Purity and costs just £11.99 for a one litre bottle.
Yipee! A weight-loss secret we can certainly afford, but is it all it’s cracked up to be?
Nutritionist Lyndsey Hefferman reckons it can have horrifying side effects. She said:
‘It is highly acidic so could cause tooth erosion and damage to your throat. It could also interfere with certain medications and lead to low potassium if used excessively over a long period.’
As for weight-loss, Lyndsey added: ‘Any weight-loss you’d achieve by following the basic Apple Cider Vinegar diet would be minimal and no more than you’d achieve by following a healthy diet. But there are other health benefits, such as supported immune function and help with constipation.’
Hmm, so what other safer options has Gemma chosen to drop the pounds?
Speaking to Now, she revealed:
‘I’ve been on loads of crazy diets in my life. But what I’m trying to do now is be realistic. I eat three meals a day. I’ve substituted potatoes with butternut squash and if I make Bolognese, I’ll have ‘courgetti’, not spaghetti.’
Gemma also underwent twice-weekly 3D Lipo sessions for eight weeks which helped to pretty much melt the fat away.
As for exercise?
‘I’m walking instead of always getting in my car to go short distances and I’m going on dog walks with a friend,’ admitted Gemma, adding: ‘I’m a member of a gym but I hardly go, and I’m not going to push myself towards unrealistic goals like an hour of exercise a day.’
Well, all your methods are working Gemma. You look fab!