Move aside Yasmina and Kate, there's a new Apprentice stunner in town. It's last year's runner-up, Claire Young, and she looks so hot, even Sir Alan wouldn't recognise her!
|'I can't believe it's me in the mirror!'|
Lunch: Sandwich or salad
Dinner: Three-course meal in a restaurant with wine, followed by cocktails
Snacks: Krispy Kremes, wine gums.
Claire's new diet:Breakfast: Muesli with skimmed milk
Lunch: Innocent Veg Pot or home-made vegetable soup
Dinner: Grilled fish or chicken and salad
Snacks: One banana a day. The occasional bit of dark chocolate or glass of wine.
- Have achievable goals. Rather than thinking: "I must lose 3st," which can be incredibly overwhelming, I aimed to lose 7lb every four weeks. It makes it seem much more possible.
- Work in monthly exercise cycles. Every four weeks, change your routine so you don't get bored and you work different muscles. I do this by swapping a step class with aerobics or outdoor exercises.
- Don't be embarrassed. As an overweight person it can be humiliating stepping out for the first time in your gym gear. If you feel silly jogging, go for a speedy walk instead - anything to get your heart rate going and the calories burning.
- Use clothes as an incentive. I have a gorgeous size-10 dress I bought from a London boutique when I was a size 16 - and it fits now!