Catherine Tyldesley's weight worries

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 20 April 2013
Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley

Catherine Tyldesley has revealed she was "horribly depressed" when she was overweight, saying she felt "too big" to go to the same places as her friends

Catherine Tyldesley was "horribly depressed" while overweight.

The 'Coronation Street' actress - who plays machinist Eva Price in the ITV soap - has turned her life around after losing four-and-a-half stone, and admits that being overweight was mentally crippling.

She said: "It was a really horribly depressing time. All my friends were lean and athletic, and I was huge. I wanted to shop in the same places as my friends and wear clothes like them but I was too big."

The 29-year-old star has adopted a healthier lifestyle now, however, and enjoys keeping fit and eating fruit and vegetables.

She explained: "Everything has improved - my energy levels, my skin, my hair. And exercise raises endorphins, which make you feel happy. I just feel an all round improvement.

"I don't eat processed foods or junk food and I eat a lot of protein and green veg. I don't cut out carbohydrates completely, as I know which ones are good for me. And I have a cheat meal once a week."

Now a trim size 10, Catherine says her weight loss is still a work in a progress.

She added to Star magazine: "I've still got things I need to work on. I was really big, so I have some stretch marks. But we're all on our own journey."

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