She gave birth just six months ago but Chantelle Houghton, 29, is already back to her pre-baby weight.

The star, who dumped fiancé Alex Reid in September, tells Now:

‘At first I wasn’t bothered about losing the pounds because I was busy with Dolly.

‘But I think it’s important as a new mum to make an effort with your own appearance because it does make you feel better.’

Chantelle started a rigorous exercise and healthy eating regime with trainer Ashley Bryant in October and has lost 3st to get back to 9st 4lb.

The 5ft 7in blonde tells us:

‘I’m also taking a diet pill called Capsiplex that can help you burn up to an extra 278 calories when you’re working out.

‘Other than that, it’s been sensible eating and exercising.

‘I feel really good in myself.’

Read more about Chantelle Houghton in Now magazine dated 31 December 2012 – out now!

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