Gemma Collins ditches junk food in favour of juicing at a retreat - and has stuck to it since returning home
Gemma Collins has been looking noticeably slimmer lately and we’ve finally discovered her secret – juice!
The TV star, who announced she was leaving TOWIE for a second time last month, shed a whopping 3st in just four weeks after heading to Jason Vale’s Juicy Oasis retreat in Portugal and living on a liquid-only diet.
Gemma, 34, also added exercise to her 28-day regime at the resort and it sounds like she impressed Juice Master Jason with her new attitude.
‘None of it is forced. Nobody can force Gemma to do anything, frankly,’ says Jason, 46.
‘I deal with the psychology of addiction first. She has really got it now. She knows the difference between a diet mentality and a freedom mentality.
‘A diet mentality is when you say: “I want it but I can’t have it.” She can have anything she wants but she doesn’t want to now.
The Essex girl even managed to stay away from her favourite snack during her stay.
‘She realises crisps are the cause of the problem,’ Jason explains. ‘The need for junk food is caused by junk food. She’s getting her head around that.
‘The good thing about our place in Portugal is that it’s in the middle of nowhere – so she couldn’t sneak out for a curry!’
An enthusiastic Gemma Collins was clearly feeling positive ahead of her juicing retreat and told the Mirror before the trip that she was determined to see results.
‘I’m size 18 now but I’ll be coming out a 14. I got down to 16 before but this will be the smallest I’ve ever been,’ the blonde star said.
Since returning home Gemma has been showing off her bod and looked gorgeous in a sparkly number at the Creme de la Creme charity ball over the weekend.
Jason has been impressed by how Gemma has continued to focus on being healthy now that she’s back on home soil.
‘She came back and a juice therapist went around to her house to coax her through what food she was going to buy from now on,’ he says. ‘Gemma is taking it seriously.’
Keep up the good work, Ms Collins!
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