Dawn French reveals secret behind incredible 7 and a half stone weight loss

Comedian Dawn French unveiled her healthy new look on the red carpet last night…

Dawn French

by Kayleigh Dray |
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Dawn French left many fans blown away with her incredible weight loss journey.

And, at last night’s Glamour Awards, the talented comedian looked slimmer and happier than ever as she posed alongside BFF Jennifer Saunders.

Jennifer may have won the prize for Outstanding Contribution, but all eyes were on 58-year-old Dawn, whose glossy hair and beautiful smile suggested that she’s loving life on her new health kick.

Check it out:

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Doesn’t she have a wonderful glow about her?

As fans will remember, Dawn’s decision to lose weight was made after she found that she was at risk of uterine cancer.

She decided to, as a result, remove her womb, to help minimise the cancer risk.

Dawn was given the choice to have an invasive operation but opted for keyhole surgery instead.

However, in order to perform the surgery successfully, doctors told her that she would need to lose weight to help ensure it was a success.

She eventually lost 7.5st in total from her 19st frame.

Speaking at her 30 Million Minutes tour, she told the audience: “When I was due to have my hysterectomy the doc told me that if I could lose some weight before the op, they would be able to do it via keyhole, and I would recover in three weeks or so.

“Otherwise it would be big open surgery, and three months to recover. So, I set about dropping a few stone.”

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When asked how she lost the weight, Dawn made a point of reminding audiences that there is no ‘magic’ way to shed the pounds.

Instead of opting for a gastric band or the like, Dawn decided to keep things as simple and as healthy as possible.

She said: “[There was no] magic wand, just tiny, joyless low-cal eating and lots more walking for weeks and weeks.

“It was grim. I lost seven-and-and-a-half stone. I could have the keyhole surgery. Great.

“That’s all it was, practical.”

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Now that she’s matched her target weight, Dawn continued to exercise more and eat less - but she isn’t too strict with herself.

She previously told The Mirror: “I just did less eating and more ­exercising and I’ve kept that up. But I have more treats now...

“I’m not a big drinking person and hardly ever have alcohol. Perhaps it’s not sweet enough for my sweet tooth.

"I have chocolate in the house but I avoid it because I like it too much and I’m weak willed.

“So it is best for me to see it as ‘against the law’. Except at Christmas time.”

Dawn added that she despises the idea of size zero, saying firmly: “I’ve never been in the world of ordinary dress sizes – and I’m still not. I’ve always been on the edges of that, since I was tiny...

“For me, whatever age or size I’ve been, I have rather liked myself. The shell is not the thing at all.

"Now people seem so bothered about how I look but I think it is only interesting for about five minutes. Then there are loads of other things to get on with.

“Real friends go, ‘Ooh, look at you, how do you feel?’ but then they get past it.”

We LOVE that Dawn French has opted for such a healthy attitude and attainable weight loss regime - she looks incredible.

Would you be tempted to cut alcohol and chocolate out of your diet?

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