Chrissie Swan shows off transformation after quitting alcohol: 'Gorgeous!'

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Chrissie Swan has undergone a transformation since quitting alcohol and embracing walking during the numerous Melbourne lockdowns, leading to her feeling happier and healthier than ever before.

Taking to Instagram on Tuesday, the host shared a photo after filming the season finale of Would I Lie To You?, which she described as "one of the best experiences of my life".

Chrissie Swan recently revealed she quit alcohol and began walking more during lockdown, leading to her feeling healthier and happier. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan
Chrissie Swan recently revealed she quit alcohol and began walking more during lockdown, leading to her feeling healthier and happier. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

The 48-year-old shared a photo of herself posing outside the Channel Ten studios in a baby pink suit with white sneakers.

"Yesterday we wrapped on the first season of Would I Lie To You? - it has been without question one of the best experiences of my life - professionally and otherwise - and I can’t wait for you all to see it next year on @channel10au," she wrote. "Huge thanks to all our funny and surprising guests for playing with us. The crew. My goodness. How can so many people be at the top of their game at the same damned time?

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"The hair and makeup wizards - you are exceptional. And of course heartfelt gratitude to our amazing live audiences! You made every episode utterly magical. Bring on 2022!"

"This suit!" one follower wrote, while another said, "Pretty in Pink!"

Natasha Exelby added, "Ok, so I am SUPER STOKED by this show hitting our screens... But can we please take a moment to recognise and reflect on what a FABULOUS baby pink power suit you are rocking!?! Footwear is the cherry on top of an already exquisite cake."

Chrissie has been sober for about a year now, saying her sleep is now so much better and her anxiety has improved. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan
Chrissie has been sober for about a year now, saying her sleep is now so much better and her anxiety has improved. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

MasterChef's Poh Ling Yeow wrote, "Gorgeous!"

"You look amazing!" another follower wrote.

Earlier this year, Chrissie revealed on The Project she'd stopped drinking nine months earlier and had been sober ever since.

At the time she said she'd "recommend it" to others after not feeling her best during the first lockdown in Melbourne last year.

"I really am reticent to be the poster girl for sobriety because it was a decision I made for myself after giving it a fair nudge in the first lockdown last year," she told her co-hosts.

"If you're thinking, 'Oh, maybe I'm drinking a bit much or it's not helping me anymore', I think that's the biggest thing I've taken from it, is that it didn't help."

She added that the alcohol increased her feelings of anxiety in relation to the pandemic and meant she wasn't sleeping properly.

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Chrissie said she "noticed a huge difference in my day-to-day positivity" when she stopped drinking. Photo: Instagram/Chrissie Swan

"With the pressures and anxieties and worries and being responsible for kids and their whole life has changed and you're their parent, you feel enormous guilt, though it's all out of your control," she said.

"You kind of feel like having a few drinks will take the edge off, and a couple of drinks does, but eventually it gets to the stage where it doesn't help, and it certainly wasn't helping me.

"My anxiety was through the roof, I wasn't sleeping properly because booze is terrible for sleep."

"I really noticed a huge difference in my day-to-day positivity and ability to deal with the pandemic and the ongoing changes to literally every part of our lives if I'm clear minded, and for me it's been fantastic, a fantastic choice," she said.

Chrissie has also taken up meditation and long daily walks, writing on Instagram earlier this year: "Learning how to meditate kicked it off for me and I realised after the first 10-minute block that it was the first time in ages I’d stopped and slowed down with my own wellbeing top of mind."

She added: "I don’t put pressure on myself but I walk *somewhere* most days. Sometimes for 20 minutes, sometimes for an hour. Sometimes three little walks, sometimes none!"

For alcohol misuse or addiction support, call the National Alcohol and Other Drugs Hotline on 1800 250 015, or call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for 24/7 crisis support.

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