Fergie: "Duchess of Pork Headlines Touched Depth of My Soul"
Anyone else feel a Christmas fitness video coming on?
Sarah Ferguson has told Hello! magazine how she lost three stone after being horrified to realise she was close to the weight she had reached while pregnant, she has said.
In an interview with HELLO! magazine she also talked about how she felt she was “drowning in food”.
Fergie, who was at one stage a Weight Watchers ambassador, said she was prompted to take action when she stood on the scales and realised she was nearly as heavy as when she was pregnant with the first of her two daughters, Princess Beatrice, who is now 25.
“That really frightened me,” said the 54-year-old Duchess. “Beatrice was an 8lb 8oz baby and I was only 6lb off my full-blown pregnancy weight. I decided to make a change.”
“I used to be so angry – I believed that I had lost control. I couldn’t fit into any of my clothes.
“I was just drowning in eating, drowning in food.
“It took courage to go out in public in all the years I have been overweight. Every time there was a 'Duchess of Pork’ or 'Fat Frumpy Fergie’ headline, they didn’t have any idea they were reaching to the depths of my soul.”
She has now been appointed as an ambassador for the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London.