Jackie 'O' Henderson reveals massive 12kg weight loss
The radio star has shared the secret to her three-month transformation.
Radio star Jackie 'O' Henderson has revealed she lost a whopping 12 kilograms while taking time off from KISS FM's Kyle and Jackie O Show for health reasons last year.
The 48-year-old told Woman's Day she completely overhauled her lifestyle after joining WeightWatchers and dropping 12 kilograms in just three months.
"It's just been a total turnaround when it comes to eating and exercise," she told the publication.
Jackie admitted she had not been taking care of herself and when she stepped back from radio she had been suffering from poor health since she contracted Covid-19 last year.
She added she had an unhealthy diet, often reaching for quick sugar and carb fixes to help her get through the early hours of her job.
"You get really tired and you have no energy. So the last thing you want to do is cook or exercise, but it's a vicious cycle," she told Woman's Day.
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"I was eating a lot of food that I could get in a hurry. You know, pizza and sandwiches and just takeaway, I wasn't cooking myself. And I think it's always best when you know what you're putting into your body. I just got really lazy.
"I was taking the easy option. I'd stop into a service station, I'd pick up a sausage roll, or grab one of those microwave meals."
The star, who claimed she never enjoyed eating salad, has now learned recipes to create salads she likes eating and has embraced the joys of fresh food.
While she said she previously worked out on the treadmill at the gym for 30 to 40 minutes, she had now embarked on a new exercise routine.
"This time what I've done differently is I break it up and do different things every day," she said.
"I've started tennis. I absolutely love that.
"I've even started doing aqua aerobics now. I just do something every day, but it's always something different so it doesn't feel like a punish."
Jackie had previously joined Weight Watchers in 2021 but said she had gained the weight she lost back.
"Once I got to the 10 kilos I was like woo! Let's have pizza! Let's start eating I've been so good, I need to reward myself and of course, you just don't stop rewarding yourself, and I kind of fell off the wagon a little bit," she told Sunrise host Nat Barr last year.
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"I think when you do lose weight you go, 'Oh jeez, I'm never doing that', I'm not going to get back to that again because starting is the hardest part, starting is the most depressing part because you think why did I let myself put that weight back on again.
"But it's just normal, a lot of people do that's why I think it's really important to know that when you fall off the wagon you don't beat yourself up too much just get back on and start again, it's fine."
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