The British model and TV star, Zara won millions of hearts in the reality TV show, Love Island. It was her first appearance on TV and yet it proved to be her breakthrough. Even though Zara wasn’t on the show till its end, she was said to be the most successful contestant on the island.
If you are Zara’s fan, you probably know how much she cares about her body. Her good-looking and sexy figure was one of the reasons she was the most-rated contestant. Though it’s not to ignore her acting skills. Well, the British model has lately been up to a task and she has succeeded in it.
Mcdermott has recently lost a whopping 3 stone (42 pounds). Given her popularity on social media, this huge change was bound to get a lot of attention. When Zara shared her new photo, with her new appearance, on Instagram, things went totally unexpected.
She was criticized harshly by a lot of her fans. They accused her of “promoting unhealthy body standards to her young and impressionable audience”. She even became a trend on Twitter. But Mcdermott handled it very calmly. How did she do it? We’ll come to it later. For now, let’s find out how did she lose that much weight.
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Zara Mcdermott’s Weight Loss
Zara keeps her personal life a secret and we only know what she lets us know about it. On her Instagram account, after losing extra pounds, Mcdermott announced that she had lost weight by “eating more veggies”.
In another post, Zara wrote, “Can’t believe how far I’ve come!!! The first pic was of a girl who never exercised and ate whatever she wanted”. She further wrote, “She wasn’t unhappy or insecure about her weight but she knew that she needed to start exercising. Eating more fruits and veggies and making changes in order to be healthier”.
As she said it herself, Mcdermott followed a strict diet plan that 90% consisted of fruits and vegetables. She did eat meat or dairy products but rarely. Aside from her strict diet plan, Zara also followed a well-disciplined workout plan. She would spend hours in the gym while doing cardio.
Zara also engaged in sports a lot, especially volleyball on the beach. Swimming and cycling also became her favorite things to do. That’s pretty much everything that people other than Zara know about her weight loss journey.
Zara’s Reply to Critics
When Zara was informed about the trend on Twitter that was started against her she didn’t seem to care at all. In reply to the hate comments and baseless criticism, Zara wrote on her Instagram, “I never actually saw any abuse because I don’t have Twitter – I think it’s the vilest and toxic place on the internet. But anyway, I’m trending on Twitter”.
Zara further wrote, “So I just had a quick look and I just want to make something very clear. I think it is entirely unfair to call me ‘anorexic’. In my opinion, it’s the same as calling someone morbidly obese. That’s a serious accusation of an eating disorder that I don’t have”.
Mcdermott concluded her post with the following lines, “It’s been the positive change for better. I feel so good in my life now. I can now lift weights as well. I feel happier, healthier, and most importantly, I feel good on the inside which means I will have a longer and healthier life”.
Before & After Weight Loss
Zara used to weigh 140 pounds, which is equivalent to 10 stone, but now she weighs 98 pounds, or 7 stone. This means she has shed an impressive 42 pounds, which is equal to 3 stone. Let’s explore how she achieved this remarkable change and what it means for her health and well-being.
Zara’s journey to her new physique involved a combination of healthy eating habits and regular exercise. She made a conscious effort to choose nutritious foods and maintain a balanced diet. This helped her shed excess weight and achieve a healthier body composition.
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By not losing her cool and dealing with her critics calmly, Mcdermott has set a very good example. Another brilliant example she has set is her drastic weight loss. Anyone who wishes to shed some pounds can learn a lot of things.