Sue Cleaver

The Coronation Street actress, Sue Cleaver is on the show, I’m a Celebrity. She is on a strict diet in the show in the jungle. But due to health reasons, earlier too she had changed her lifestyle and lost weight of around 3 stones. Which foods she avoided to get slimmer?

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Sue Cleaver and her health issues

Everyone remembers actress Sue Cleaver as playing the character of Eileen Grimshaw in popular UK soap Coronation Street. Now she is a participant in the show I’m a Celebrity. Here she is put on a strict diet.

Sue Cleaver
Sue Cleaver before and now (Source: Daily Express UK)

But Sue suffers from type 2 diabetes mellitus. Due to this, she had fallen unconscious in 2011 while shooting for and on the set of the Weatherfield show. That made her realize that she needs to change her lifestyle and food choices. She was determined to shed some weight. With her new diet and exercise regime, she was able to drop her dress size from 16 to 12. And this was possible after losing 3 stone of her weight.

Sue and her diet

Sue, 59 is slimmer now. She adopted the diet that diabetes UK recommends namely the Mediterranean diet. Their website says:

“It could help reduce the risk of certain diabetes complications. There’s also evidence to show that the Mediterranean-style diet can promote weight loss and improve blood glucose management in people with type 2 diabetes.”

Sue Cleaver
The Mediterranean diet (Source: American Society for Nutrition)

The Mediterranean diet consists of mainly fruits, vegetables, beans, legumes, nuts, seeds, cereals, whole grains, and fish. People on this diet also consume healthy fats rich in unsaturated fats such as olive oil and avocado oil. Their intake of milk, milk products, and meat is low.

There are claims that this diet lowers blood pressure and brings blood cholesterol under control.

Sue had omitted three kinds of foods from her diet in order to drop weight. And she also increased the exercise she did daily. Mediterranean diet, less sugars, and exerciseall three contributed to her weight loss.

More about Sue’s weight loss

A source close to her had told Woman magazine a few years back about her huge weight loss and makeover. The source remarked:

“She hasn’t been this size since she was in her 30s. She’s always been a self-confessed foodie, who admitted that over-indulgence was her Achilles Heel. Now, everything has changed.”

“Sue’s in her mid 50s so it was a no-brainer that cutting down on certain things was what she had to do. She’s in this for the long game and wants to live a long, happy and healthy life.”

Sue Cleaver
Sue Cleaver then and now (Source: Entertainment Daily)

Read more here: Mediterranean style diet: The healthy diet pattern your favorite celebrities are in love with!

Sugary food items, unhealthy saturated fats, and simple carbs are bad for the body. Fruits and vegetables are rich in minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants and lower in calories. Hence these are healthy. Whole grains are better than refined grains. Fizzy drinks contain sugars and can harm the body and increase inflammation and risk of chronic diseases. Choose healthy, eat healthy and live longer.