Gemma Collins leaves the gym carrying a box of diet pills in a new bid to lose weight

Drastic measures! Gemma Collins leaves the gym clutching a box of diet pills in a new bid to lose weight

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12:43 GMT, 22 October 2012

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UPDATED:

13:58 GMT, 22 October 2012

She recently stated she's happy with her curvy figure, but now it seems that Gemma Collins is back to trying to lose some weight after all.

And working out hard and eating healthy just isn't enough for the reality star, as she resorts to some drastic measures in a bid to fight the flab.

The TOWIE girl was spotted leaving an Essex gym in her work-out gear clutching a packet of diet pills, labeled 'fat binders'.

Working out: Gemma Collins left and Essex gym on Friday carrying a box of 'fat binders'

Working out: Gemma Collins left and Essex gym on Friday carrying a box of 'fat binders'

The usually bubbly blonde looked a little frustrated as she made her way back to her car following the work-out, but made sure she had the brand of diet pills clearly on display.

Dressed in black gym attire of
leggings and a T-shirt featuring glittery skull, Gemma kept her head down as she
carried the box of pills with a large bottle of water.

And whilst doing some stretches in the parking lot, she showed off her belly in the process.

Back on the diet: The TOWIE star was spotted doing some stretches in the parking lot

Back on the diet: The TOWIE star was spotted doing some stretches in the parking lot

'Ive always been body confident': Gemma has said in the past she's comfortable in her skin

'Ive always been body confident': Gemma has said in the past she's comfortable in her skin

'I've always been body confident': Gemma has said in the past she's comfortable in her skin

Lunges: It seems the blonde is ready to lose some weight and try slimming pills to help her

Lunges: It seems the blonde is ready to lose some weight and try slimming pills to help her

The slimming pills promise to help
you burn an extra 295 calories a day, although most fat binders aren't
clinically proven to work and those in the medical profession advise all people considering taking the drugs to see their doctor first.

And although Gemma's brand says it can help people lose weight there are some rather embarrassing potential side effects including flatulence and digestive problems.

FACT FILE
The diet pill promises to cut fat absorption by 28% and slow down digestionSays it helps you burn up to 295 calories a day more, regardless of what you eat or how much you exerciseReported side effects include digestive problems, constipation, flatulence, abdominal discomfort and bloating.

Gemma lost around two stone last year after going to boot camp, but gained it back in the following months.

She said at the time she wasn't happy with her slimmer figure and had no will-power to keep up the diet.

'I went down to a size 14. But was I happy at the end of it No. It zapped the personality out of me,' she then said.

'I'd be worrying about whether to have a drink or not when I went on a night out.'

But now it seems she's ready to give it another go, and it appears she's going all out this time.

Gemma recently launched her own online boutique, where she sells plus size fashion and it is not clear if this latest diet pill consumption is part of a business deal or merely a personal choice.

And the blonde maintains she will always be confident, no matter what her size is.

'I’ve
always been body confident though. People think I’m scoffing cakes all
day but I’m not. I exercise three times a week and I eat sensibly
because I don’t want to be bigger than I am.'

How many a day Gemma reads the packet of the fat binders before taking one

How many a day Gemma reads the packet of the fat binders before taking one

Looking to leave this behind: Gemma has successfully lost weight before, but put it all back on

Looking to leave this behind: Gemma has successfully lost weight before, but put it all back on

Fat binders: The pills promise to make you burn an extra 295 calories a day

Fat binders: The pills promise to make you burn an extra 295 calories a day