Sandi Toksvig is a well-known comedian, writer, and actress who has entertained us with a wide range of projects. Her extensive portfolio spans from acting to advocating for political causes, and she has excelled in all her endeavors.
One of Sandi’s notable roles was as a co-presenter on ‘The Great British Bake Off.’ However, after a four-year stint from 2017 to 2020, she made the decision to leave the show.
Since her departure, fans have noticed a significant change in her appearance. Sandi now appears much slimmer than before, having lost a substantial amount of weight and slimming down to a size 10.
This sudden transformation in her physique raised concerns among her admirers, who began to worry about her health. Some speculated that Sandi might be suffering from an illness.
However, that was not the case at all. The British-Danish star was, in fact, taking deliberate steps to improve her health, which was the primary reason she chose to step away from GBBO. In an interview, she candidly stated, “As my waistline would attest, Bake Off is an all-consuming show.”
Being engrossed in her work, Sandi hadn’t initially noticed her weight gain becoming a health issue. Yet, after grappling with health concerns, she realized it was time to shed some pounds and prioritize her well-being.
There is fiction writer ‘David McIntyre‘ who has also lost a significant amount of weight.
How did Sandi lose weight?
When fans noticed that Toksvig has undergone a body transformation.
Their first question was ‘How?’.
Well, as you can expect going from size 22 to size 10 requires a lot of work. A lot of work. She followed a strict diet plan to get there. In a short period of 12 months, Toksvig succeeded in losing 4 stone! That is 56 pounds.
Toksvig followed ‘Louise Parker Diet Plan’
Louise Parker is a British Diet and Fitness expert. She has also written a book on following a weight loss plan, named “The Louise Parker Method: Lean for Life“.
She is a very famous fitness expert. Louise has 20 years of experience in the field. She has a lot of celebrities and CEOs as clients.
Sandi also followed the Louise Parker method to lose weight. Parker’s method is very simple. Toksvig followed Parker’s diet as well as a workout plan. Let’s first discuss her diet plan.
Parker’s first and foremost step is to ‘accept you’ve got to change your lifestyle.’ The second step is to not ‘put unnecessary pressure on yourself.
Sandi followed a well-established diet plan. Toksvig would have three meals a day. The food that is ‘eatable’ according to Louise is the following:
Salmon steak or fish fillet, Greek yogurt, a small handful of nuts, either chicken breast or thigh, eggs and all kinds of vegetables except starchy ones, oat bran, high-fiber-grain-based foods, and all kinds of fruits.
Of course, you don’t have to eat this all food in only one day. These are the sets of healthy food that you can choose from for your daily meals.
Parker advises avoiding eating sugar as much as you can. She also recommends 8 to 7 hours of sleep at night. Besides that Parker advises to ‘take a brain nap for 20 minutes daily’.
Of course, when Sandi followed this all-health advice, better results were inevitable. Parker also advocates limiting the use of mobile. “Set an alarm on your phone for 9 pm, then turn it off. Surely everything can wait until tomorrow.” Said, Parker. She also says that surround yourself with positive people to receive positive energy.
Sandi followed most of if not all of these details. Toksvig said, “I mostly don’t eat carbs today – actually, I’m not attracted to them anymore.” That is the only thing that Sandi doesn’t agree with in Parker’s diet plan.
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Sandi’s Workout Plan
The GBBO co-presenter also follows the workout plan included in Louise Parker’s method. According to Parker walking for a couple of hours daily is best for novices.
Because engaging in any high-intensity activities might be harmful to their health. Once your body builds a habit of daily workouts then you can add some new exercise.
However, if exercising is becoming a problem dancing can also be a very efficient way of weight loss as it is also a calorie-burning practice.
Toksvig would walk for an hour daily. She also joined a gym where she would do workouts. Sandi’s main workout included weight lifting and some 1000 steps.
Before & After Weight Loss
Sandi’s weight loss journey from 250 to 190 pounds is truly remarkable and quite inspiring. What makes it even more impressive is that she accomplished this feat in just one year. Along her journey, Sandi successfully shed a total of 56 pounds, which is equivalent to 4 stone.
Toksvig has always been a very busy person in her life. She has worked as an actress, journalist, TV show presenter, and producer of radio and TV shows as well.
In April 2015 she also founded a political party, Women’s Equality Party, as a co-founder by saying “Not too late to fight the good fight, after all.”
After achieving all this success, Sandi started her weight loss journey in the year 2020. Which turned out to be a very good decision.
Currently, Toksvig is living a happy and healthy life with her partner, Debbie Toksvig. They joined each other in 2007.
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