Michelle Heaton reveals the surprising secret to her toned physique


Michelle Heaton reveals the surprising secret to her toned physique

“I eat every two hours”: Michelle Heaton reveals the surprising secret to her toned physique

8:45 AM on 17th May 2011

She”s previously been admitting turning to diet pills in her early 20s to lose weight.

But now Michelle Heaton is cutting a trim figure after losing weight through a healthy diet and exercise.

The former Liberty X singer, who is 5ft 4in, now weighs eight stone, three pounds – despite eating every two and a half hours.

Trim: Former pop star Michelle Heaton shows off her slim physique after losing weight through exercise and eating well

Trim: Former pop star Michelle Heaton shows off her slim physique after losing weight through exercise and eating well

Despite her enviable figure, the Celebrity Big Brother star, 32, admits she eats a lot – but her regular gym sessions and fast metabolism mean she burns it off fast.

Having just returned from a romantic holiday in Las Vegas with husband, personal trainer Hugh Hanley, Heaton showed off her tanned and trim figure in the new issue of Heat magazine.

She told the magazine: “I eat every two-and-a-half hours! Hugh devised an eating plan for me. I eat three meals a day, with snacks in between.

“I promise you I eat – I like food too much!”

Fit couple: Heaton, pictured in London on Sunday night, relies on her personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley for advice

Fit couple: Heaton, pictured in London on Sunday night, relies on her personal trainer husband Hugh Hanley for advice

Despite visiting the gym five times a week, the Geordie said she only spend 40 minutes working out.

She explained: “I go to the gym five days a week. I mix it up: I do 20 minutes of upperbody weights and 20 minutes of cardio one day , then the same with lower body and cardio the next.

The full interview with Heaton is in the new issue of Heat magazine, on sale today

The full interview with Heaton is in the new issue of Heat magazine, on sale today

“I’m only in there for 40 minutes – I don’t kill myself.”

In an interview with the Mail earlier this year, Heaton revealed she had been diagnosed with arrhythmia – a heart condition – which she believes were due to caffeine diet pills she took during her late teens and early 20s.

But after learning to deal with her condition and with helpful advice from her husband, Heaton is determined to stay healthy.

She said: “I’m happy with myself now. I lost weight healthily, not by missing meals or making myself sick. I don’t want to be skinny. You can be toned and still have curves.”

Heaton and Hanley married in a low-key ceremony in the Bahamas last summer after a two year courtship.

The couple started dating in summer 2008 – soon after Heaton split from first husband, pop star Andy Scott-Lee, after 19 months of marriage.

The full interview with Heaton is in the new issue of Heat magazine, on sale today.