Dawn French Weight Loss: Diet, Workout, Before and After

Dawn French is a British actress and comedian. She rose to fame after appearing on TV series such as French and Saunders. Recently, when she arrived at Glamour Awards, Dawn was seen as slimmer than before. Since then, her fans are shocked and curious to know about her weight loss. 

Why did Dawn Lose Weight

Dawn French weight loss journey

French was suffering from uterine cancer, so she made the decision to lose weight. She went through keyhole surgery and after that doctors asked her to lose weight to fasten her recovery.  As a result, she lost 7.5 Stones (98 pounds).

Dawn said, “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,”  She said that the doctor said otherwise it would be big open surgery and will take three months to recover, so she chose to drop a few stones.

Read, how Sherri Shepherd shocked her fans and followers by losing a whopping 35 pounds.

Dawn French Started Gaining Weight Again

Dawn lost weight between 2011 to 2014, but after 2014, she started gaining weight again. In October 2020, speaking in a podcast, she shared her thoughts on gaining pounds again. 

French said, “I’ve gone back to being an entire barrel, but do you know what, I’m going to be 63 this year, I don’t give a f*ck, I really don’t, so long as I can walk.”

How Dawn French Lost Weight?

While Speaking on the 30 Million Minutes tour, Dawn told the audience that there was no “magic” way to shed the pounds. She tried to keep things as simple and as healthy as she could.

French matched her target weight and continued to exercise more. But she never pressurized too much herself. Dawn said, “I just did less eating and more exercising and I’ve kept that up. But I know that that’s not it and I’ll have to do more.”

French’s Thoughts on Her Body

French said that she never disliked her body, even when she was very fat. She said that she used to get really angry when she started losing weight, people said ‘You look so well,’ as if she looked awful before. 

Before and After Weight Loss

Dawn French before after weight loss

Before starting the weight loss journey, comedian star Dawn French weighed 19 Stone (266 pounds). She lost 7 Stone (98 pounds). Her current weight is 12 Stone (168 pounds).

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Final Words

Dawn French’s weight loss journey tells us that if we select a goal with positive thoughts, we can achieve it with our hard efforts. We should never give up and work hard for our target. Because no matter how dark it seems there is going to be a light at the end of the tunnel.

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