Gemma ‘The GC’ Collins has opened up about comfort eating during lockdown and has vowed to get her weight loss back on track after gaining 4lbs.
The Diva Forever star has lost “about three stone in weight” in the last year or so but admits that lockdown threw her off the wagon when she “went through a whole tiger bread loaf with butter to cheer [herself] up.”
“Everyone in lockdown turned to food and I certainly did in the first few weeks,” she said.
You’re not wrong, Gem – we know we did.
Speaking to The Sun she continued, “I probably gained about four pounds, it was nothing major but I have certainly taken it off since then and I’ve lost about three stone in weight.
“It’s been a great amount of weight to lose but I’ve still got a bit of a way to go if I’m being honest. I still want to lose another two or three stone.”
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Despite endorsing controversial “skinny jabs” – weight loss suppressants – on her Instagram, Gem has refused to discuss how much she actually weighs as she doesn’t want to encourage eating disorders in young girls.
“I think it’s great to not be obsessed with that sort of thing,” she said. “You know it’s how you look really and your health really is your wealth.”
Following her most recent split with on/off boyfriend James Argent, where he allegedly branded her a “fat f-ck” and “a hippo”, Gemma kicked her health campaign up a gear and even donned a bikini for the first time in years.
“In the past, every time Gemma was left heartbroken by Arg, she masked her pain with food and went into self-destruct mode, which she’s determined not to do this time,” a source told Closer back in July.
“She’s insisting she won’t let him ruin her physically as well as mentally and, if anything, their split has made her more determined than ever to get to her size 16 goal and prove to both herself and to him that she is in control and can be better and stronger without him.”