KATE GARRAWAY: ‘My liver’s grateful’
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Kate Garraway, 51, admitted that she was shocked by the reaction she got for attempting Dry January last year, after she was told by a GP that she had a ‘worryingly high’ level of fat in her liver. Describing herself as a ‘moderate drinker’, who was simply joining the other 3 million Brits planning to give up alcohol for a month, Kate said, ‘I have been really shocked by people’s reactions.
‘If you said, “I’m giving up smoking,” people would put on a parade. If you said, “I’m going to eat more healthily,” people would say, “Good for you.”
‘If it’s drinking, the first reaction is, “That’s so boring. You’re going to be so boring.”’
The mum-of-two (daughter Darcy, 12, and son Billy, nine) now admits she has tried to cut down for good. Though she hasn’t cut out alcohol completely, she limits herself to ‘one glass’ – and looks fantastic for it.
‘I had my liver tested at the start and at the end of the month and quitting booze has really improved the way it was functioning,’ she explained. ‘The change was so dramatic that the doctor said I had a liver like a four-year-old.’
There’s no doubt, cutting down has worked wonders for Kate, whose dietician Helen Bond, thinks is a trim size 12.
We’ll have whatever she’s having!