The 59-year-old actress, who has played Eileen Grimshaw on the ITV soap opera since 2000, reportedly shed three dress sizes by following a Mediterranean diet. According to The Express, the actress started dieting in 2016 and went from a size 16 to a size 12 by adhering to the widely-used method.
Some I’m a Celeb viewers have speculated that the star’s arm patch, which they say looks like a Dexcom patch and may be related to her type 2 diabetes, is actually a disguise. Diabetes UK recommends the Mediterranean diet because there is evidence that it helps people with type 2 diabetes lose weight and better control their blood glucose levels.
The National Health Service describes type 2 diabetes as “a common condition in which sugar or glucose levels in the blood become too high.” It raises the risk of problems with the eyes, the heart, and the nerves, and it causes symptoms like needing to urinate more frequently, feeling constantly thirsty, and experiencing extreme fatigue.
Diabetes UK reports that people who adhere to a Mediterranean diet have a lower chance of developing hypertension and elevated cholesterol. Because of its potential to lessen the likelihood of certain diabetes complications, “a Mediterranean style diet can provide a great option for people with diabetes,” they say.
Many people prefer the Mediterranean diet because, unlike many other diets, it does not require strict adherence through the elimination of any particular food groups. Dishes high in fruit, vegetables, and fiber are encouraged, while processed foods and alcohol are to be consumed in moderation, per the diet.
Nuts, seeds, beans, pulses, whole grains, and olive oil are just some of the plant-based staples in this diet. dairy products like milk and yogurt, moderate amounts of poultry, fish, and eggs, and very little red meat are all part of a healthy diet.