Martine McCutcheon two stone weight loss
Martine McCutcheon has been posing in lacy lingerie for a Hello! magazine shoot after shedding the pounds. The actress reveals in the interview how she got her curves back following a battle with depression and fatigue illness ME.
Martine, 37, piled on an extra two stone but has now lost the weight with a combination of exercise, diet changes and improving her mental well-being with anti-depressants.
She tells the magazine: “The illness made me lose all my muscle tone and my skin became loose and dry. I had the body of an old woman. I would think, ‘That’s not me’. Because ME is an illness that affects your brain and nervous system, your hormones are all over the place, which makes you prone to bloating and sporadic and sudden weight gain and loss.”
Martine has been unwell for seven years, and says it left her full of self-loathing. But getting the chronic fatigue under control has helped her to start exercising again.
She said: “I go to the gym, I walk, I do Pilates and whilst I won’t deny that I would love to be slimmer, I have realised that short of living on fresh air, I’m never going to be a skinny minnie. If I work out hard one day, I have to make sure I rest up the next. But my jeans fit nicely now, so that makes me happy. I feel like I’m getting there again, which is wonderful.”
We think Martine looks stunning in her photos, and you can read her full interview in the new edition of Hello! magazine, on sale now.