Yes, that’s the Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson looking sleek and sassy as she saunters down the runway at a fashion show after a 55-pound weight loss. Just how did Sarah achieve her goals? She’s revealing all her slim secrets, reported Hello magazine.
Although she’s proud of her weight loss success, the Duchess of York isn’t seeking to become a supermodel. Instead, the 55-year-old mother of Princesses Eugenie and Beatrice donated her strutting skills for Fashion for Relief.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell created the charity organization, and Sarah was joined by Beatrice in previous years to help the cause. But this occasion marks the first time that the Duchess of York feels she’s finally conquered her weight loss wars.
So how and why did she lose the weight? Sarah considered herself a food addict and resolved to beat that addiction, according to E! News.
“I got to a point where I just couldn’t bare looking at myself any minute longer. I was 190 pounds a year ago and I was miserable. You look at the top of the mountain, you think you’re never going to get there.”
And the Duchess of York is candid about just how real her battle with food had become.
“I’ve been a comfort eater since I was about 12 years old and I used food as my friend,” she said. “In fact, the size of my a** probably saved my life. Sorry, to speak like that, but let’s be honest. Had I not just chosen food as my friend, I would have chosen something else.”
Sarah admits that media reports often hurt her.
“I mean a lot of people turn to shopping, alcohol, smoking, any other addiction. My addiction was food. I used it to suppress my feelings and therefore every time I went through something — a salacious lie the media might tell about me — I ate to compensate.”
To lose that weight, the Duchess focused on good nutrition, she now says. She relied on blender-style concoctions to make it easier to get the nutrients from whole foods.
And Sarah isn’t the only celebrity Brit to rely on back-to-basics diets for weight loss. As the Inquisitr reported, Kate Middleton’s sister, Pippi Middleton, also avoids crash diets and fad weight loss plans. Instead, she follows a basic low-carb diet.
“I’ve never done Dukan, attempted Atkins, or exercised religiously seven days a week, but I do believe in making healthy choices — keeping refined carbs such as white bread and pasta to a minimum, and sticking to sensible portion sizes.”
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