Lily is an English singer, songwriter, and actress. She is the daughter of two superstars, Keith Allen and Alison Owen. Lily started her music career by uploading her vocal recordings on Myspace, which reached a broad audience. As a result, Allen’s recordings were played on BBC Radio 1.
And that was a breakthrough in Lily’s music career. There is no doubt that Allen is a successful musician and is consistent in producing masterpieces. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said about her health. Lily admitted that her relationship with her body “hasn’t been great”.
She said that she struggled with a lot of body-image issues. She even struggled with drug addiction. The good news, however, is that after losing 4 stone (56 pounds), Allen is finally at peace with her body and is living a happy and stable life. So, how did she do that?
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Lily Allen’s Struggle With Body-Image
Lily’s trouble with body image started when she was in her 20s. She became so insecure about her body. Allen thought that she was overweight and wasn’t good-looking. To add insult to injury, she also had the pressure of the press and fans talking about her appearance.
“The music industry wanted me to look a certain way in order to sell records. This had a very negative impact on me,” Lily said. To lose weight, Allen started following extreme diets. She even cut down her necessary food consumption. “I used to sleep for days so I wouldn’t have to eat,” she said.
Besides that, she also tried the drug Adderall to eat as less as possible. It resulted in Lily’s being addicted to the drug, which further robbed her of her health and peace of mind. “I was like 14 stone and just did not feel like a pop star at all. So I started taking this drug called Adderall, which is like speed, to lose weight,” Allen said.
She added, “And I got addicted to this drug because it made me invincible and I could work really long hours and be all the people I was required to be.” However, as of now, Lily is good and healthy and has said goodbye to the addiction.
How did Lily Lose Weight?
Well, first of all, Allen gave up eating every kind of junk food. She said goodbye to burgers and pizza for nearly half of the year. Not that she didn’t enjoy them in cheat meals. Allen reduced her calorie consumption as well. Besides that, she also hit the gym, where she worked out.
Lily Allen’s Diet Plan
Along with giving up eating junk food, Lily also tried to limit her sugar and alcohol consumption. She avoided eating processed food of every kind. Instead, she started eating homemade food. Allen focused on eating more fruits and vegetables than meat.
This proved to be helpful in weight loss. Whereas, before Allen would start her day with a cup of coffee, now she started drinking fruit juice. This proved to be fuel for boosting her energy. While this healthy diet helped Lily in shedding extra pounds, it also helped her in getting over her drug addiction.
Lily’s Workout Plan
Lily realized that working out is as crucial for losing weight as maintaining a healthy diet. That’s why she started spending more time in the gym. Allen visited the gym 6 days a week, leaving Sunday only. Working out along with eating healthy food, helped Allen in getting over her problems.
Losing weight was not only about body image, it was also about living a healthy life. Allen realized in time that as she was gaining weight, it was slowing her down. And by losing 54 pounds, Lily successfully got over it and is back to her healthy physique.
Before & After Weight Loss
After changing her diet plan and spending more time in the gym, Allen has successfully lost 56 pounds. Lily’s current weight is 140 pounds as compared to her old weight of 196 pounds.
Lily About Body Image
There’s no doubt that female actresses and singers have to go through a lot of pressure when it comes to appearance. And Allen was the victim of this pressure too. The good news, however, is that she has gotten over her body-image issues and is now totally fine.
She is not insecure about how she looks anymore. In fact, Allen is confident in herself more than ever and preaches confidence to other women too.
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No doubt that fat shame exists and a lot of people have been the victim of it, including Lily Allen. Fat shame does more damage than good. It not only destroys a person’s confidence and self-esteem but the person facing it also starts hating a healthy lifestyle.