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Gemma Collins Reveals Secrets to Losing 50 Pounds With Exact Tips

Find out the “TOWIE” star’s secrets. 

Gemma Collins is a British pop culture icon. She starred in the iconic reality series The Only Way Is Essex, which led to stints on Celebrity Big Brother, Dancing On Ice, and her own series, Gemma Collins: Diva. Collins has also embarked on a fitness journey, and has lost 50 pounds. Read on to see 5 ways Gemma Collins stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!


She Doesn't Let Herself Get Too Down

While Collins seems like a confident person, she admits on the Secure The Insecure podcast that she has days where she feels low. She says, "Some days you have an off day. You know, you're just like, 'Oh, I look really ugly today, I don't feel myself.'  Just this strange stuff, like, 'my life seems really good, is it suddenly going to go wrong? Am I good enough to do this job? Am I confident?' You know, everyone has it, so when people see me, like performing on TV and stuff, before that, you do sometimes doubt yourself a little bit." Collins says that she has a way to get herself away from that feeling. "I just take a deep breath and I go, 'I've got nothing to lose. I've just got to do this.' But you know, I wouldn't be human if you didn't have the down days, you know?"


She Doesn't Restrict Herself Too Much

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Collins says that while she is eating healthy, her plan isn't super restrictive. She wrote on her Instagram story after a shopping trip, "You do not need to starve on an eating plan, people. You can eat!"


She Uses Weights

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Collins has posted a lot of workout videos on her Instagram page, and she's a big fan of strength training and using weights. She posted this video of herself swinging a hand weight up and down outside. 


She Works Out On Her Own

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A lot of Collins' weight loss and fitness journey has been on her own, and she wants to encourage others that they don't need a gym membership or a trainer to stay in shape. "I am so proud of my achievements but I wanted to come on here today just to say yes we can't get to a gym and yes not everyone can get a trainer," she said on Instagram. "That's fine. If you can find steps whether it's in your home or at a park, you can just do things with it."


She Stays Motivated

Collins revealed one of her biggest weight loss and health secrets is staying motivated. She posted this Instagram video of herself at the gym, and captioned it, "Hope you're all feeling motivated guys. Why is it the minute the weather gets better you feel so much more motivation."

Anna Bechtel
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