“I’ve transformed my body – now I want to find love”
❛SHE’S BEEN ENJOYING GOING ON NIGHTS OUT WITH PALS AND FLIRTING WITH GUYS AGAIN❜
She only gave birth S to her daughter, Sunday, three months ago, but Ferne Mccann has already undergone a total transformation, shedding an incredible 1st and dropping from a size 12 to an 8-10.
It took the star, 27, just a month to lose the weight after following her former TOWIE co-star Dan Osborne’s 30 Day Challenge programme. Last week, she showed off the results, as well as her newlydyed blonde hair and fuller lips.
A source says, “After giving birth, Ferne was unhappy with her body, and her hormones left her feeling very insecure. Before she fell pregnant she was a size 10, but was a 12 after giving birth. She looked brilliant but she wanted to do something to help her feel more like herself.
“Ferne’s known Dan for years and trusts his advice. He offered to help her come up with a workout plan and she jumped at the chance. She’s still breastfeeding, so was very careful to ensure she was consuming enough calories.
EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS
“The 30 Day Challenge involves having a fruit and vegetable smoothie for breakfast, then high-protein lunches and dinners, like salmon with brown rice or a chicken stir-fry. Ferne had protein shakes after her workouts and lots of green tea and lemon in hot water. She did toning exercises two to three times a week for an hour, including squats, burpees, lunges and arm workouts.”
While Closer’s Dr Christian thinks it’s great that Ferne has lost the weight through healthy eating and exercise rather than a fad diet, he says new mums shouldn’t feel under pressure to slim down, and that Ferne lost the weight very quickly. He adds, “I’d recommend a weight loss of 1-2lbs a week rather than dropping too much too quickly.”
Ferne has previously opened up about her insecurities, and had a nose job in 2016 after receiving cruel comments from trolls. And pals say the star, who once admitted to being “addicted to exercise,” wants to keep up with her new lifestyle.
ON TOP OF THE WORLD
A source says, “She’s determined to get down to a size 8 and wants to continue with the plan. She feels like she’s regained her confidence and loves taking selfies of her new body and showing it off in revealing outfits. She’s on top of the world. Lots of new mums have been messaging her for advice and she wants to continue to be a good example for them.”
It marks a distinct turnaround for the star. Last year, she was left facing her pregnancy and then motherhood alone when her ex, Arthur Collins – Sunday’s father – was found guilty of an acid attack that injured 14 people and sentenced to 20 years in jail.
Earlier this year, she sparked fury for liking an Instagram post which called for his release. Then, last month, as he appeared in court again for using a smuggled mobile phone in his cell – for which he had a further eight months added to his sentence – his barrister revealed Ferne “occasionally visits him” – something Ferne strongly denied. His barrister later clarified, “Unfortunately, my comments were misreported. I said that his daughter has visited him with HIS mother and sister. I didn’t say ‘its’ mother.”
Now, with the past firmly behind her, pals say Ferne hopes to find her dream man.
A source says, “Ferne’s looking for someone who’s the opposite of Arthur. She’s enjoying nights out with friends and flirting with guys again. She’s considering going back on Celebs Go Dating, too. She’d like to find someone older than her, ideally a man who has his own business or a well -established career. She’s excited to see what the future holds.”
Ferne revealed her before and after pictures on Instagram
She lost 1st in a month and is now a size 8-10
Old pal Dan Osborne – here with Ferne on TOWIE – helped her lose the baby weight
The star was a size 10 before she fell pregnant