FRANKIE Essex is delighted to have finally shed her “saggy” belly – and now she’s sharing her top tips for those looking to get into shape in the New Year.
Frankie – who has lost 10lbs and dropped to a size 10 – says she decided to take action after the commentators made her feel down.
She told Closer magazine: “I put on a bit of weight last year because it’s just so hard to keep it off when you’re so busy.
“In September, I had some comments about my bikini body. They were rude and really got me down, but I always come up fighting.
“In the heat of the moment I said I’d never wear a bikini again, but I finally feel confident again. I’m happy and healthy.”
Although Frankie initially got into shape while training for her exercise DVD, she says her schedule makes a trim physique hard to maintain.
She revealed her top tips for a flat stomach include drinking green tea and staying focused.
Frankie said: “I have 2-3 cups of green tea a day. It helps you detox. Ginger or mint are really nice. But I can’t stomach the plain one.
“I do leg raises to help tone my abs. It really targets the lower stomach.
Absolutely loved making and training so hard to show just within 5months I lost weight gained confidence met great people and realised my depression Kinda eased off I’m so proud of my achievements 💪🏼 Christmas 2017 was fab but summer 2018 is on its way!!! Time to get my abs back 🖕🏼👌🏼🤤😛😋✨💫✨
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“If I have a bloated day, I’ll wear black. It’s so slimming. I don’t beat myself up if I have a treat. I can just continue eating healthily the next day.”
She added: “Unless you’re an absolute gym fanatic and go every single day, it’s really hard to keep up. I also injured my knee, so I can’t run anymore as it spasm.
“But I’ve got back into exercise in the last couple of months.
“I’ve been going swimming a lot as it’s gentle on my knee and doing floor work with weights.”
Despite Frankie’s new look and renewed body confidence, she’s in no rush to find a man.
She added: “Everyone is on at me about getting a fella, but I’m happy on my own at the moment.
“I’ll see what the New Year brings.”
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