Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Is it time for leg two of the tone-up Clare? Miss Nasir shows why she may need to keep working out a little longer

By Daily Mail Reporter

Thigh maintenance: Clare Nasir shows signs of cellulite on her right leg while on a recent workout

Dropping five dress sizes in four months is no mean feat.

But as anyone who has ever achieved success with a crash diet will know, it doesn’t mean the hard work is over.

After giving birth to her daughter, weathergirl Clare Nasir transformed her body by losing three stones and skimming an astonishing 12in off her waist, before launching a fitness DVD on the back of her success.

But as the 40-year-old pulled on her jogging gear as part of her strict maintenance regime, the signs of cellulite on her thighs showed she will not want to rest on her laurels.

Miss Nasir, who quit GMTV last year and now presents forecasts in the ITV London region, began her fitness regime after giving birth to Sienna in November 2009. At the time the 5ft weather girl weighed 12st 7lb.

She freely admits that the infamous photograph of her skipping in a green bikini acted as a catalyst, even though she had already reduced her weight to 10st 4lb by then.

After overhauling her diet and sticking to an exercise regime, she has shrunk to a dress size six.

Recalling the photographs, she said recently: 'Seeing pictures of yourself looking like a lime green blob is a pretty good incentive to lose weight.'

Her fitness DVD, Clare Nasir’s Boot Camp, soon became one of the most popular on the market.

'I’m a 40-year-old mum, but I reckon I've got the body of a 20-year-old now,' she has said.
Cellulite, which affects areas such as the tummy, thighs and bottom, is thought to be caused by a build-up of toxins.

More than 90 per cent of women experience it at some point and, although weight loss is recommended to reduce its severity, it is not unique to those with fuller figures.

Plastic surgeon John Kitzmiller said: 'Cellulite is not specific to overweight people, but excess weight may worsen the condition.

'The dimples appear to be permanent features that lessen in depth as the pounds come off.'

July 2010: The infamous photo that Miss Nasir said spurred her into action and, right, in November 2010, after she had dropped five dress sizes in four months


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