X Factor‘s most divisive rapper Honey G has shown off her pretty impressive weight loss, after ditching carbs and dropping a stone in two months.
The 37-year-old enlisted the help of a London dietician, who put her on a strict plan.
“I’ve cut out bread, rice, pasta, any carbs,” Honey told The Sun. “So now I just either eat protein and vegetables. I very rarely eat carbs.
And, despite saying she constantly craves Big Macs and pizzas, she’s sticking to it.
“I’m really determined. I’m not even allowed to drink Diet Coke,” she continued. “I used to drink a lot of brandy and coke – now I drink vodka and soda.”
Honey says her motivation to lose weight in the first place came from wanting to feel more body confident.
“I just didn’t want to be fat,” she commented. “It was a body confidence thing. I didn’t feel good about my body. I’ve wanted to lose weight for a while. I’ve not felt that great in my body for a long time.
“Since my late [teens] to mid 20s I was fine and then I think I got to my late 20s early 30s I started to put on more weight. And I now want to try and lose the weight and become thin again.”
Post-weight loss, Honey’s enjoying being able to wear whatever she wants – and even donned a £680 outfit from Victoria Beckham’s collection when attending a wedding in LA recently.
“For a long time I’ve not been able to fit into clothes I’ve wanted to fit into,” she said. “Now I’m wearing a belt to hold my clothes up because I don’t fit into some of them any more.”
Even though she posted a photo of herself in a swimsuit on that same trip, she hopes to lose more weight so she can feel good in a two piece.
“One day hopefully I’ll be able to put a bikini,” she continued. “At the moment I still don’t feel like I can wear a bikini because I’m not confident enough. But I’m still thinner than I was and I feel more confident in my body and when I’m walking around, getting in the pool, getting out of the pool.”
It’s not the first time we’ve seen Honey G transform, after she received a makeover on Celebrity 100% Hotter in January, which saw her swap the trademark shades for long hair extensions.
It also comes a month after she announced she was launching her own line of, er, honey… which she won’t be able to indulge in on her strict plan.
She told The Sun: “The honey’s going to be completely organic, preservative free so it’s going to be pure honey.”
And she’s hoping to get it into big stores, like ASDA, by summer.
“It is quite hard to pitch to supermarkets because you have to have a very strong case,” she added. “We’ve been doing a lot of market research on honey. We want to be able to pitch it to my demographic.”