Ferne McCann has always been known as a woman who speaks her mind. She is a talented actress as well as a confident woman who likes to stay fit but is not aiming to get too slim. She recently opened up about the social media body shaming that happened when she was participating in a reality show, I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (2002-Present). She talked about the reason behind her fuller body. She also shared what fitness measures she had been taking to get back in shape even before being a victim of the social media body shaming.
The Controversial Incident
When the TV star was in the jungle, her on-screen photograph was compared with a previous photograph of hers wearing a lingerie. The difference between her body shapes created a stir in the social media and many people criticized her.
The Sun reported that the actress had two reactions over the controversial pictures. Firstly, she was angry about being body shamed in the social media, which we think was natural enough.
The second reaction was much more positive. She realized that she had accidentally become a “poster girl” for real women.
The celebrity stated that the time difference between the pictures was two years and the jungle photograph might have been taken at a bad angle. She also gave a positive outlook of the issue by stating that she is proud to be in the jungle photo if it helps other women realize that their body shape is also okay. She doesn’t want women to feel that they are not perfect body wise because in her view, the superficial ideal woman does not exist and a perfect body is not achievable.
The gorgeous lady also added that people should not look airbrushed and Facetuned as it’s not healthy for them. They should accept their flaws and not pine for a perfect body. (And we couldn’t agree more!!!)
The Reason behind her Weight Gain
The diva had gained so much weight due to an injury, she sustained in June 2015 while playing netball. The injury forced her to wear a large plastic boot support for 2 months. As a result, she ate a lot of comfort food and didn’t exercise much which made her curvier. (Oops, that was a mistake Gal)
Facing the Harsh Reality
When she took a look at the photographs, she felt bad. She also realized that her weight has increased from 10 st to 11 st 7 lb. She even referred to the realization as soul destroying. People also added a lot of fuel to her sadness by calling her fat when she attended the Specsavers event in October 2015. The weight gain not only made her feel stressful, it also made her feel heavy, sluggish and even bloated. Her body also did a lot of water retention that made her feel bad too. She didn’t feel like herself and things were so bad that she even wanted to avoid public appearances.
Working towards Fitness
Ferne was dedicated to get back in shape as soon as the boot came off. She signed up to the annual fabulous charity challenge organized for helping CoppaFeel! for breast cancer. As a part of the event, she went trekking in Peru and trekked on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in August. The event gave a good start to making her physical life get back to track again.
The English TV personality worked out for 4 days in a week. Her preferred exercises varied from boxing to pump classes. She worked out with a personal trainer to get back in shape.
Committed to Exercise
Daily Star earlier reported that McCann has always been a big fan of netball as she has been playing it since she was 10-years-old. She was a part of the sports teams at school and gymming was liked by her. Exercising is a lifestyle choice for the young woman and she doesn’t do it to get in shape. (That’s very healthy indeed)
The Only Way Is Essex (2010-Present) actress changed her diet too. She replaced carbs with healthy food options and stayed away from unhealthy foods like cheese, bread, chinese food, butter and sauces like mayo, ketchup and salad dressing.
She now begins her day with a healthy slice of rye bread which she complements with avocado mashed in as your spread, some cottage cheese and smoked salmon, salt, lemon and black pepper. It helps her stay full for a long time and reduces unwanted hunger pangs.
The amazing actress has also started including loads of fishes and vegetables. She is also making wise diet choices these days which includes replacing wine with a vodka soda when she is out.
The beauty also likes to cook healthy and clean dishes herself so that she knows what is going into her body. She likes making smoothies, curries, fish and other protein dishes the best.
The diet indulgence of the hottie is a hearty Italian meal that consists of home-cooked bread and pasta. Unlike many women, she has no sweet tooth but she has a weakness for carb rich foods like meats, pastas and cheese.
The efforts made by the skilled actress led to great results. When she entered the jungle, she had already lost 1½ st. She lost another ½ st while she was in the jungle and her weight finally came around to 9 st 10 lb.
The striking actress is happy with her weight right now and she never wants to drop to 8 st (that was when the lingerie shots were taken). She loves her food and feels content with her shape now. Food makes her happy and now, she feels great about herself.
We just hope you keep feeling healthier Ferne and keep inspiring your fans to be fitter too.