Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corrie Star Cath Reveals How She Lost Five Stone

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Corrie Star Cath Reveals How She Lost Five Stone

Article excerpt

Coronation Street star CATH TYLDESLEY has spoken out about losing weight and staying healthy - telling everyone to forget fad diets and fat myths. The actress took control of her weight at the age of 17, long before she first walked on the cobbles, and slowly and steadily lost more than five stone. Speaking to our sister title the Mirror, she tells all...

I KNOW all too well how hard it is when you're trying to lose weight.

When I was 17, long before I was on Coronation Street, I was almost 15 stone and thought a healthy meal was a large bowl of pasta.

I took control of my weight, and I slowly and steadily lost more than five stone.

Along the way, I learned to understand just how important a healthy, balanced diet is. It can be confusing if you're trying to lose a few pounds.

One in four people in Britain is obese and it's estimated that by 2050 half the population could be obese.

Fat has often been blamed for Britain's battle with the bulge. So, when ITV's Tonight programme asked me to investigate the issue for a show, I looked at the role of fat in our diet and whether it harms or helps us. What I found made me wonder whether we should change our thinking.

When you look into which types of fat are good for us and which we should avoid, the advice is confusing.

Sometimes we're told butter is better, the next day the message is to eat low-fat spread. Most of us are aware that some fats - in fish oils, for example - are good for us.

But everyone thinks the big no-no is saturated fat - full-fat milk, butter and cheese. …

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