She recently shared the results of her drastic lifestyle change, as she shed a whopping 12 stone in just 18 months.
And actress Lisa Riley spoke to The Mirror as she confessed the honest truths of her overhaul, where she mentioned the change in bowel movement.
In an extract of her book Honesty Diet, the 41-year-old revealed: ‘One thing I should mention is that you usually go to the toilet more when your body begins working as it should.’
Honest: Lisa Riley, 41, spoke to The Mirror as she confessed the honest truths of her overhaul, where she mentioned the drastic change in bowel movement
Pressing her readers not to shy away from the daily process, the former Emmerdale star said: ‘Don’t be too posh to talk about poo.’
She continued: ‘Ideally, you want to poo an hour or two after every meal, and at least once a day.’
Lisa went on to advise: ‘If you think you’re not pooing enough, have an apple or a handful of berries to help move things along.’
The television presenter also touched upon caffeine withdrawal, where she confessed that the symptoms may include headaches, but suggested a gradual cut down to combat the negative effects.
Candid: The former Emmerdale star confessed in new book Honesty Diet she only had herself to blame for prolonging her dieting efforts
Lisa admitted this week that she was to blame for stunting her weight loss.
The Manchester native has undergone a huge transformation, after embarking on a dramatic weight loss journey that has seen her go from a size 28 dress size to a slender size 12.
Prior to her weight loss, Lisa admitted she would consume four slices of white toast along with a bowl of Coco Pops cereal for breakfast, before munching on a cheese and onion toastie with fries for lunch.
For dinner, she confessed to eating the likes of mushroom tagliatelle with garlic bread, followed by a Tiramisu pudding and a bottle of Malbec wine.
Dramatic: Lisa shed a whopping 12 stone in just 18 months after embarking on a strict diet and gruelling training regime
Honest: In an extract from her new book, Lisa explained she didn’t make progress with her weight until she accepted that she was to blame for her heavier weight
Battles: The Loose Women star (above in 1996) explained: ‘Over the years, I’d told so many lies to myself about losing weight, I’d completely deafened myself. I’d got used to be different from other people and labelling myself the “fat, funny one”
In between meals, she would snack on a variety of foods including crisps, chocolate bars and non-diet fizzy drinks, before indulging in a supper of crumpets and jam after her dinner.
Now, Lisa has ditched her unhealthy food choices for a much more restricted diet that favours porridge for breakfast, soup at lunch and spinach and cod for dinner.
The star confessed that previously she never ate in moderation and would make excuses for herself to over-indulge, despite knowing her choices wouldn’t be good for her.
-Four slices of white toast with loads of butter
– Coco Pops with full-fat milk
– Coffee with sugar
– Cheese and onion toastie with fries
– Can of Tango
– Mushroom tagliatelle with garlic bread
– Bottle of Malbec wine
– Chocolate bars
– Non-diet fizzy drinks
– Bowls of cereal
– Two toasted crumpets and jam
– Hot water and lemon
– Porridge with honey
– Butternut squash and coriander
– Soup with oatcakes
Garlic and chilli cod with roasted spinach and cauliflower
Snacks (Desperate Measures):
– Almonds or plain cashews
– Coffee with a splash of almond milk
Along with her dieting tips, Lisa also shared her dieting myths and ‘downfalls’ that should be avoided in order to maintain her new and improved lifestyle.
She shuns the idea of eating late, skipping meals and stepping onto the scales to monitor her weight loss – insisting that she chooses to judge her progress by how her clothes fit instead.
Lisa also dismisses the idea of being ‘big-boned’, arguing: ‘Have you ever seen a fat skeleton?’ and insists that holidays are no excuse to fall off the wagon, as healthy food choices are still available wherever you may jet off to.
New look: After taking the blame for her fuller figure, Lisa said: ‘The only person I was lying to about the mess I’d got myself into was me’
Following her weight loss, Lisa had filmed a documentary titled Lisa’s Baggy Body Club, where she gave an honest account of her post weight-loss woes before going under the knife to remove the excess skin she was left with as a result.
‘I feel like a balloon that’s had all its helium taken out,’ she joked.
Lisa was shocked when she was left with over a stone of unsightly, painful loose skin and 60 stretch marks.
Tough journey: Following her weight loss, Lisa had filmed a documentary titled Lisa’s Baggy Body Club, where she gave an honest account of her post weight-loss woes before going under the knife to remove the excess skin she was left with as a result
Hard: Feeling ‘repulsed by her reflection’, the Emmerdale star undertook the tough decision to have four life changing surgeries, she said: ‘When I made the decision to lose weight, I never for one second imagined that I would end up looking like that’
Hoping to highlight the problems faced by many, the actress underwent a tummy tuck, surgery to remove the loose skin for her thighs, a boob lift and the removal of her ‘bingo wings’.
Despite the tummy tuck leaving her with vertical and horizontal scars, Lisa admitted it was worth it to get rid of the saggy skin.
People used to say, ‘Oh, it is amazing how much weight you have lost.’ But they had no idea what was going on under my clothes. I used to tuck all the rolls of skin into my tights and underwear, I was very good at hiding it.
‘I had more than 60 stretch marks, so what are a few scars? I do not care about my scars at all. I am proud of them. I am happy to show them. I couldn’t be happier about my body now if I tried.
‘This documentary is the thing I am most proud of in my life. I wanted people to see that surgery isn’t the easy route, it is really hard. But the results I have got are amazing,’ she concluded.
Raising awareness: Despite the tummy tuck leaving her with vertical and horizontal scars, Lisa admitted it was worth it to get rid of the saggy skin, as she insisted: ‘I do not care about my scars… this documentary is the thing I am most proud of in my life’