Last night Anne Hegerty became the fifth celebrity to be voted off I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!
The 60-year-old managed 19 days in camp, after initially struggling with jungle life.
This Morning viewers were stunned to see Anne’s massive weight loss after three weeks on the rice and beans diet.
The Chase star spoke to Philip Schofield and Rochelle Humes via video link from Australia.
“About a week ago my digestive system just said to me ’I’m sorry, I’m not having any more rice”
She believes her trimmed-down figure is down to her jungle diet.
The Governess said: “The trouble is really there is no salt.
“About a week ago my digestive system just said to me ’I’m sorry, I’m not having any more rice. I can have beans, I can have rice and beans but I am having no more rice because it is just going straight through’.
“So since then I’ve not had rice by itself. It just went straight through me.”
ITV viewers were quick to pick up on her obvious transformation.
One viewer said on Twitter: “Can we talk about the clear visible weight loss on Anne Hegerty?”
Another fan remarked: “Would love to know how much weight she lost in there. Thank you for teaching the ignorant more about Autism Anne. I think you did amazingly!”
A third pointed out: “I like her, she’s done so well and lost loads of weight too. Well done Anne!”
The camp mates are famously provided a basic ration of rice and beans to live off.
Through Bushtucker Trials they are able to win stars which can be traded in for extra meat and vegetables.
However, it is no secret how much the celebrities struggle with hunger in the jungle.
Living off basic rations may be tough, but a doctor Daily Star Online spoke to believes ‘intermittent fasting’ could actually benefit the celebs.
Dr James Gill, University of Warwick, said: “After all, our ancient ancestors couldn’t exactly pop to the chippy if the hunting party didn’t bring home the dinner.”
Some may worry the low amount of calories the celebs are receiving could be unsafe.
However, Dr Gill reassures they are receiving “about 800 daily calories during their three week ordeal” and believes they will be “alright from a nutrition stand point”.
He continued: “These diets have been designed very carefully to ensure these people, who have access to very expensive lawyers, will nicely lose some weight, but won’t go anywhere near a medical centre.”
Dr Gill explained how you can survive “three minutes (ish) without air, three days without water, three weeks without food, and three months without social contact”.
He explained: “Realistically, you can sit under a palm tree for three weeks and wait to be rescued without a single problem at all.”
Keep in mind the NHS recommends eating a healthy, balanced diet of 2,500 calories for men and 2,000 calories for women to maintain weight.
While intermittent fasting has proven benefits, it is important to remember fasting for long periods of time can be bad for you.
Your body still needs vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to stay healthy.
If you don’t get enough of these it could cause fatigue, dizziness, constipation or dehydration.
Also, those who have diabetes, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding, people with chronic diseases the elderly and children should not fast.
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