CHANELLE Hayes has shown off her 9.5 stone weight loss as she stripped to her underwear and embraced her "wobbly bits".
At the height of her fame in 2009, the former Big Brother star, 33, weighed 8.5stone, barely eating and taking laxatives to try and achieve a WAG body – skinny with big boobs.
However, over the years an addiction to junk food saw her weight increase to 17stone 4lbs in 2020, which prompted her undergo gastric sleeve surgery.
The weight has fallen off since then, and Chanelle is now far happier, although admits she still has a way to go to love herself.
She wrote on Instagram: "I have wobbles and jiggles and bits I don’t love about myself, but looking at the physical data on paper from my healthcare team of how much my health has improved since the weight loss that caused these jiggles helps me to embrace the bits of the outer me I don’t like.
"Now I look at my body as something I am grateful for, that I have taken for granted, that I need to treat with respect."
The mum-of-two spoke to The Sun about her battle with her body image over the years and how even at her lightest weight of 8 stone she wasn't happy or healthy.
She said of her life in the late noughties: "I was living in hotels and would not eat anything all day. If I got absolutely starving I would eat a tin of tomatoes with hot sauce, then take laxatives.
"I thought I was setting myself up for this amazing life but in truth I was always on my own and it was so lonely."
Unable to find a happy medium, Chanelle would binge eat Dominos pizzas and her weight spiralled out of control.
At her heaviest, she felt too ashamed to leave the house and was at risk of developing diabetes.
She lost weight at a rate of 10-13lbs a week after her surgery, and now at 9.5stones is the happiest she's ever been.
She added: "I still have rubbish days. I do not love my loose skin and I would love to get my 34F boob implants removed as they are now by my knees and feel like empty sacks.
"But I am really trying to embrace my body. I do not feel like I am depriving myself of the food that I love or that I have changed what I eat."
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