Dawn French is a British actress, writer, comedian and presenter who has been on screens for over 35-years. She became well-known for her role as Geraldine Granger in the BBC show The Vicar of Dibley and also starred in the comedy series French & Saunders with Jennifer Saunders. Recently, fans have noticed Dawn has a much slimmer frame after losing a massive 7st 7lb. She introduced exercise in her life and followed a particular diet plan to help her slim down and keep the weight off.
What did she do?
Dawn set off to lose weight for a very personal reason as she prepared for a hysterectomy.
Speaking about her weight loss on her 30 Million Minutes tour, Dawn revealed she had no choice but to slim down.
She said: “When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doctor told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so.
“Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover.”
To help her slim down, the comedian cut back on the amount of food she was eating.
Dawn also revealed she added in regular exercise to help shift the weight.
“So, I set about dropping a few stone. No magic wand, just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks,” she explained.
“It was grim. I lost seven-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery. Great. That’s all it was, practical.”
Since slimming down, Dawn has managed to keep the pounds off and has a more relaxed approach to staying fit.
A few years after losing weight, Dawn appeared on ITV’s Loose Women to explain she was not too strict in her approach to losing weight.
Dawn told the presenters: “I shed the weight a long time ago, I go up a bit, down a bit, feel no different.
“I’m still Dawn, I liked the old Dawn, I may go there again, depends how many doughnuts I decide to eat.”
Recently, one woman shared her weight loss transformation after she shed 7st on a calorie-controlled diet.
Another revealed she followed a vegan keto diet plan to lose 1st in just four weeks.