Jessie Wallace has been entertaining us since her debut on the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 2000. She even won the British Soap Award for Best Newcomer in 2001, which was a big achievement. But, despite her success, she faced some challenges in her career.
In 2004, a major setback occurred when the BBC suspended her. The reason? It was because of her negative habits, mainly her drinking problem. Jessie used to attend parties frequently, and this led to trouble, like getting pulled over by the police for speeding.
After things settled down, the BBC approached Jessie, and she returned to the soap opera. However, she didn’t pay much attention to her drinking habit, which caused her to gain a lot of unhealthy weight and become obese. Being an actress, her weight became a significant obstacle.
The good news is that Jessie realized her bad habits and decided to make positive changes. In 2009, she managed to lose an impressive 42 pounds, which is equivalent to about 3 stone. Since then, she has worked hard to maintain her healthy physique. Let’s find out more about how she achieved this transformation.
The long-serving cast member of EastEnders, Adam Woodyatt, has also lost extra weight by running a 14 Miles Marathon.
Jessie Wallace’s Weight Loss Journey
After reaching an unhealthy condition because of her weight, Jessie found out that her mere career was on the stack. Then, she embarked on her weight loss journey.
The interesting thing about Wallace’s transformation is that she not only succeeded in losing 42 pounds but she maintained it.
This is the crucial part. A lot of people lose like 20 or 30 pounds and then they lay their guard off, thinking that everything is okay and they will always be like that.
This, however, is not a good thing to do. It also wastes the whole hard work that you do in order to lose weight.
Jessie knew this very well, and that’s why she didn’t give up when she succeeded in losing 3 stone. Instead, she kept fighting. Jessie maintained a healthy way of life. As a result, she is still in perfect shape just like a decade ago.
How did Jessie Lose Weight?
The main reason behind Jessie’s obesity was her negative habits. Wallace would drink a lot and as a result, end up overeating.
She fell into a vicious cycle. However, she succeeded in getting herself out of that pit. Jessie started working on her habits.
Jessie’s Diet Plan
Wallace abstained from drinking except on some occasions. At first, it proved to be a very hard job as the habit was built by years of repetition.
But as much as she resisted the temptation and focused on her career goals, she started seeing that it wasn’t very hard.
As to change her eating habits, Jessie followed a Low-Carb diet. She stopped consuming food that was high in carbohydrates.
She avoided sugar, fast food, processed food, soft drinks as well as alcohol. Jessie substituted this with food rich in protein.
She now eats salad for lunch and dinner while for breakfast, Jessie only likes to have a cup of green tea. In this way, Wallace not only lost weight but also regained the strength that was lost amid her obesity.
Jessie’s Workout Plan
While regulating her eating was a crucial part of the weight loss journey, Wallace knew perfectly that she will also have to burn calories if she was planning to lose pounds.
For this purpose, Jessie joined a gym that she would visit 5 times a week. Wallace would exercise in the gym for a whole hour.
Jessie still maintains this lifestyle and that’s why she is still perfect in size and hasn’t gained much weight.
Before & After Weight Loss
Jessie Wallace’s current weight is 115 pounds, which is quite a difference from her previous weight of 157 pounds. She managed to achieve this by losing an impressive 42 pounds along the way.
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Yes, overcoming negative habits is hard but it is not impossible. A lot of us give up and decide that we won’t make it even before giving it a chance.
Jessie Wallace proved this thinking wrong. She not only changed her habits and lost weight she has also maintained them in a perfect way.