'I'm healthier and fitter than ever': Lucy-Jo Hudson hits back at weight loss comments
Last week she showed off her dramatically slimmer figure, but today Lucy-Jo Hudson is defending her new look.
The 28-year-old actress took to her Twitter page to speak out about her change in appearance – putting it down to healthy eating and exercise.
Fans of the former Coronation Street star were concerned when Hudson made an appearance on ITV's This Morning showing off her shrinking frame.
On the defensive: Lucy-Jo Hudson hit back at comments about her weight loss after she left the ITV studios today
And she did so today when she left the ITV studios again wearing a baggy pair of jean that were clearly meant to be tight-fitting.
Hudson teamed the black garment with a short brown wrap jacket and dark heeled boots and smiled for the cameras as she headed to her waiting car.
But it was only a matter of time before Hudson checked her Twitter and began responding to the varied comments about her current weight.
'Lollipop head': The actress has received varied comments about her weight and new look
Squashing claims that she is too thin, Hudson wrote: 'haha it's all about a way of life! No quick fixes or diets, just healthy eating and exercise! Creating new habits x'
But the comments were obviously getting to her as she replied to one person: 'I know, been called “lollipop” head!!! I mean, seriously What is wrong with people! I'm super healthy and fitter than ever x'
Hitting back: The actress took to her Twitter page earlier today to respond to the comments
Hudson once admitted that she'd always considered herself 'chunky' while playing Katy Harris in the ITV1 soap that made her famous.
But she was a far cry from her dowdy Coronation Street days when she appeared on This Morning.
Hudson lost weight ahead of her wedding to Corrie co-star Alan Halsall, who
plays Tyrone Dobbs, in June 2009, shrinking from a size 14 to a size eight.
What a stunner: Lucy-Jo Hudson showed off her weight loss while promoting her return to Wild At Heart
Picture perfect: The former Coronation Street actress slimmed down from a size 14 to seize eight before her wedding in 2009, but looked to be even smaller
Lucy-Jo showed off her slim legs in a pair of black leather trousers, and hid her shrinking frame in a floaty top.
Lucy-Jo told the Daily Mirror today:
'I lost weight because every bride wants to look their best so I started
looking after my health more. I started exercising too and I’ve sort of
kept it up.
'Cardio never seemed to work with me
but now I do a lot more resistance work, with weights and squats and
lunges. I think the more muscle you have, the more fat you burn.'
She also made changes to her diet, saying: 'Back
when I ate stodge and ready meals, I had no energy and felt tired and
sluggish. But eating smaller, lighter meals has made a huge difference.
On the press tour: The actress gets into her car after the interview
'Now I eat little and often instead of
having big meals. I’ll have six mini meals a day just to keep the
metabolism kicking in. If I get hungry I get moody so I always have
snacks in my fridge and on set.
'I don’t deprive myself – I love
chocolate so I have a little bit of it every day. It helps not being a
big drinker too because if I was drinking a lot I would be bigger.'
But as well as feeling good within herself, Lucy says her marriage to Alan is
stronger than ever and she is glad the couple are able to stay out of the
So in love: Lucy-Jo with her husband and former Corrie co-star, Alan Halsall at the press night of Oliver on February 1
I was in Corrie playing Katy I looked a bit chunky after comfort eating
my way to a size 14 so nobody was that interested in me! But that was
says she'd love to have children in the future, and has seen how her
former Wild At Heart co-star Amanda Holden juggled motherhood.
'She’s a rare gem, Amanda. She knows what she wants and manages to get it. She’s proof you can make that change and have kids.
seen Amanda bring her baby (Lexie, now five) out here to Africa, so it
is do-able. I’m so excited for her being pregnant again.'
A different look: Lucy-Jo as Katy in Coronation Street in 2005, and on the red carpet the same year