Presenter Alison Hammond has shared some of her favourite recipes and go-to exercises from her Weight Watchers journey so far.
The This Morning star, 44, revealed the results of her first two months following the programme, now known as WW, in a stunning selfie shared on her Instagram account on Wednesday evening.
Her new look sent her followers wild, with fans and famous friends including Holly Willoughby and Andrea McLean taking to the comment section to compliment the star on her appearance.
Today: Alison recently shared this stunning photo of her in a yellow dress on Instagram. The TV presenter was announced as a WW ambassador in April and is already seeing results
Before: The TV presenter, pictured in October 2017, said she wanted to put her health first. She has been delighting followers by sharing behind-the-scenes food and exercise tips online
In a bid to encourage others on their own health journey, Alison, who was announced as a WW ambassador in April, has also revealed details of the best meals she has discovered through the programme – and the exercise she does to boost her health.
Posting on her Instagram Stories, Alison has shared snaps of some of the nutritious and delicious meals she has discovered on her WW journey.
The WW approach to meal encourages members to think about food in a SmartPoint system, where foods are given a SmartPoint value according to their calorific value.
Vibrant: The star, pictured this month, has drawn comments from followers over her slimmer physique. One wrote on this image: ‘Wow! You’re looking great. Have lost lots of weight’
Stunning: Alison Hammond showcased her recent weight loss with a stunning selfie after being unveiled as a new Weight Watchers ambassador back in April
Before: Alison, pictured before her WW announcement in April, looks dramatically different just two months into her WW journey. The TV star is loved for her bubbly personality
An ‘unhealthier’ meal would have more SmartPoints, or ‘sp’, while vegetables and fruits are ZeroPoint Foods.
Some of Alison’s favourite discoveries include a homemade turkey scotch egg – a healthy take on the pub classic – and a scrumptious breakfast of banana pancakes with fresh berries.
Both recipes, available for free on the WW website, reveal how simple substitutions can be made to give meals a healthy makeover.
Delicious meal: Alison shared this photo of a homemade WW turkey scotch egg. The recipe available on the WW website explains it is a healthy take on the classic pub snack
Scrumptious: Alison also enjoys tucking into these delicious looking banana pancakes. In her Instagram Story she explained they are ‘2sp’ or ‘SmartPoints’, part of the WW terminology
Nutritious and delicious: This dish is filled with vegetables which are ‘free’ on WW
Acknowledging that it’s unrealistic to only eat at mealtimes, Alison has provided followers with inspirations on snacks they can enjoy when they get peckish.
The presenter posted a picture of WW Peanut Curls, which equate to two ‘SmartPoints’, alongside options like fresh fruit.
In response to a Q&A with Instagram followers she revealed her favourite snack is a banana.
However Alison also shared a video of herself tucking into a chocolate treat, adding that ‘nothing is off limits’ with WW – making it even easier to follow at home.
Snacks: Alison offered followers inspiration on what to eat when they’re feeling peckish
Sweet treat: Sharing a video of herself tucking into a chocolate treat, Alison added that ‘nothing is off limits’ with WW – making it even easier to follow at home
Alongside the WW food programme, Alison has been upping her exercise with the help of personal trainer Ellis Gatfield.
The star, who has a 13-year-old son named Aiden, showed how she is finding time for gym workouts.
Speaking to FEMAIL, personal trainer Jamie Humphrey, of Virgin Active Clapham, explained the videos show Aiden and Alison are taking a whole body approach to training.
Several exercises, including the dumbell shoulder press and the barbell clean and press, boost the upper body, while step ups are great for metabolic conditioning.
Alison has also committed to walking 20 minutes a day.
Sharing a recent video of herself on a 5K walk, Alison explained she was slowly increasing her speed.
Upping her exercise: Alison shared this video from her pre-work gym session. This dumbell shoulder press is great for tackling muscles in the shoulder, a personal trainer told Femail
Progress: The TV personality has been keeping her followers updated on her progression on Instagram (pictured last month). Her programme involves upper body exercises like a military press (left) for the shoulders and step ups (right) for metabolic conditioning
Stepping out: The Birmingham beauty has also been doing 5k walks (pictured on one last week). She revealed she has committed to walking 20 minutes a day
The star also revealed tips on how to stick to the programme, particularly the importance of meal preparation and planning ahead.
The presenter shared a photo of her whipping up a vegetable and chicken dish, which is then ready to be enjoyed when she needs a healthy meal.
She also shared a photo of a homemade snack pot filled with fruit and a handful of nuts – a healthy alternative to store bought treats for the train.
Thinking ahead: Alison revealed the importance of planning meals so there is always something healthy and nutritious on hand. Pictured, a chicken and vegetable dish
Speaking when her brand partnership was announced, Alison said she became a WW ambassador because she wanted to put her health first.
‘It’s been 17 years since I began working in TV, and I’m busier than ever, especially juggling my duties as a mum,’ she said.
‘WW is the only programme that works for me, with the Online WW Coach there for support whenever you need it, 24 hours a day.
‘They tell me what I need to do if I’m struggling or in need of inspiration. So, for me, having that support in my pocket at all times is incredible.
Struggles: The TV presenter, 44, previously admitted that she was embarrassed by her more than 20-stone weight (left pictured last month, right pictured in October 2017)
‘This is a huge relief when you’re considering something as important as your mental and physical health. I know I’ll also lose weight through following the WW programme, but that’s not the be-all and end-all for me.
‘I want my journey to empower others to think about making changes to their lifestyle to become the best version of themselves.’
In 2016 Alison spoke about her weight, saying she is ‘so embarrassed by it’ and admitted she weighs more than 20 stone.
She told Planet Radio: ‘When you get really big like me, you don’t see any light at the end of the tunnel.’
That same year, she lost 10lbs and 22″ off her body at boot camp. A decade before that, she had a gastric band fitted in 2006, but her body rejected it.
She added: ‘I’d love to weigh 12 stone, that’s the ideal weight for my height, I’m 5ft 9in, but if I was 15 stone and around a size 14 to 16 I’d be over the moon.’
New role: Alison Hammond was unveiled as a Weight Watchers ambassador after admitting she’s ‘so embarrassed’ after tipping the scales at more than 20 stone