After her amazing weight loss, how has Sue Cleaver maintained her figure?
As Coronation Streets unlucky-in-love Eileen Grimshaw, soap fans are used to seeing actress Sue Cleaver swamped in baggy clothes.
But away from our screens Sue, 54, looks worlds apart from her alter-ego, having maintained an impressive 3st weight loss for the past seven years.
Sue showed off the results of all that work when she attended The British Soap Awards in London earlier this month in a stylish white two-piece suit.
Insiders close to the star tell Woman that Sue – who suffers from diabetes – plans on losing another stone to complete her new look.
A source tells us, She hasnt been this size since she was in her 30s, now she wants to get down to a size 12-14.
So how has Sue kept the weight off – and how will she achieve the next step of her body transformation?
OVERHAULING OLD HABITS
Starting as she meant to go on, Sue decided to re-evaluate her diet in a bid to shift the pounds.
Our source explains, Sue was always a self-confessed foodie, who admitted that overindulgence was her Achilles heel. Now everythings changed.
As well as following a healthy Mediterranean-style diet, Sue has also focused on changing more of her eating habits.
Sue has dramatically reduced her sugar intake – now everything that goes on her plate is low-GI and gluten-free, our insider explains. Shes also increased her protein intake.
Meanwhile, our source says that Sue has also upped her exercise regime, including taking more regular walks and bike rides.
All of these small changes have helped her to keep the weight off, our insider adds.
HEALTH COMES FIRST
The actress, who has previously opened up about living with diabetes, also had her health to consider when it came to her changing figure.
Its no secret that Sue has to be cautious of what she eats due to her medical condition, and she also knows that her health is directly linked to her weight, our source explains.
In the past, Sue has acknowledged how important it is to keep her nutrition and exercise in check.
She said, Having good control of diabetes is really important — after all, people with the condition live with it every day, taking care of their diet and physical activity levels.
Sue also went on to stress the importance of eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight and physical activity. And thats exactly what she has chosen to do.
Our insider adds, Sues in her mid-50s so it was a no-brainer that cutting down on certain things was what she had to do. Shes in this for the long game and wants to live a long, happy and healthy life.
Sue wasnt only thinking about herself when she decided to
put her complete
plan into action.
Friends say she also became increasingly conscious of the fact that she wants to be around for her family.
Our source tells us, Losing the weight and keeping it off was not only important for Sue, but also the men in her life – her partner and son Elliot.
She knows theyre the ones who love and worry about her the most and wanted to make sure she didnt put unfair pressure on them.
With their continued support, Sue is looking to the future and, despite having the odd treat, is well and truly on a health kick – and these days she couldnt be feeling better.
Our insider continues, As Sue herself says, “Losing the weight was a challenge – but its the keeping it off thats been the real life-changer.”