Motsi Mabuse loses 2 stone thanks to new diet
- Bang Showbiz
- 21 April 2021
'Strictly Come Dancing' judge Motsi Mabuse has lost two stone since adopting a new diet
Motsi Mabuse has lost two stone since giving up chocolate.
The 40-year-old dancer has committed to a new exercise regime five days a week since the start of the year and she has also swapped chocolate for berries as part of her diet, leading to an impressive weight loss over recent months.
Reflecting on her weight troubles over the years, Motsi explained: "When I was a child everyone would say, 'Oh my God, you’re so thin', so then I got a thing about being too thin. Then puberty happened and changes happen and everyone told me to lose weight so I got super thin again."
The 'Strictly Come Dancing' judge thinks her struggles with her weight were exacerbated by her career.
She told the Daily Mirror newspaper: "The competition world is not the best kind of space to be in for such a long time. It destroys the healthy way a body is supposed to be and then you get stuck with that mentality."
Motsi thinks it's important that young girls aren't bombarded with unrealistic expectations and pressures.
She explained: "I’m worried about young girls feeling pressure from social media on how they should look. We need the voices speaking about self care to be louder."
What's more, she is particularly concerned about the impact of social media, and has had to deal with racist comments online.
She said: "It’s not a question of whether it happens, it’s a fact. It always impacts on me, and I have to reflect and kind of get back to myself.
"I share my vulnerability with my family and friends so they can support me in that moment."