The X Factor starlet has gone from a size 14 to a size 10 after following a strict detox diet, and we've got all the details...
Leona Lewis has shed the pounds to go down two dress sizes, and we found out just how she did it…
The X Factor starlet is the poster girl for the curvy woman, having never succumbed to the stick-thin stereotype.
But the 24-year-old decided to put herself on a strict detox diet last year, having spent a long period in the recording studio – with the result being that she dropped two dress sizes.
‘I went on a detox at the end of summer last year and basically ate vegetables and nothing processed,’ she explains. ‘And after being in the studio a while, I started doing shows and getting more active.’
‘I didn’t drink anything but water for a month!‘ she continues. ‘I usually drink lots of water anyway, so it wasn’t a crazy, dramatic change to my lifestyle, but I just really wanted to try it and see how I felt.’
And, ever-sensible, Leona didn’t put her body through the rigorous regime for long.
‘I only did the detox for a little while,’ she says. ‘But it must have kick-started something in me because everyone keeps saying: “Wow, you’ve lost weight!” and I’m like: “Cool!“‘
The down-to-earth starlet is quick to add that at no point did she ever feel pressure from the industry to lose weight – the decision was all her own.
‘No one’s ever said, “You need to work out more,” she tells Closer magazine. ‘I put pressure on myself to stay healthy and I do want to look good, but I like to eat and I don’t like to starve myself!‘
And that is precisely why we love her.