Natalie Cassidy shares weight three loss tips after dropping four dress sizes

Natalie Cassidy has revealed the three key lifestyle habits which has helped her drop four dress sizes.

The EastEnders actress, who plays Sonia Fowler in the BBC soap, has shed a whopping three stone and dropped from a size 16 to a size eight.

Natalie, 39, said she now feels "much more confident and comfortable" with herself, adding: "I have learnt how to eat and how to be comfortable with who I am."

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However, fans might be wondering just how she managed to achieve her terrific toned physique.

Natalie revealed that training for the London Marathon in 2019 helped her drop her four dress sizes.

She ran the gruelling 26 miles in honour of her late co-star Dame Barbara Windsor, who was battling dementia at the time.

The Sonia star undertook an impressive training regime which not only helped her complete the marathon but also helped her shift the pounds.

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Natalie told Twitter at the time she had run 18 miles in one day alone.

Speaking on the podcast RunPod, Natalie credited her running group with keeping her motivated.

She said: "We’ve suddenly become this little team of people and we’re so close.

"We’ve got WhatsApp groups and we go out together and we post our runs and it gives you motivation."

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Another way Natalie lost weight was by ditching her favourite unhealthy snacks such as cheese, crisps and dips, which she described as her "downfall" treats.

One of Natalie's friends claimed the actress had also cut out takeaway meals as part of her diet overhaul.

The third way Natalie shaped up was by reducing her booze intake, despite loving "white wine".

She told The Sun: "I cut out rubbish. I cut down on alcohol too, even though I love white wine."

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Many alcoholic drinks such as beer and wine contain a high number of calories, so less glasses is sure to help somebody stay in shape.

Natalie admitted she regretted taking part in her Then and Now weight loss DVD, which came out in 2007.

The actress said the weight loss doc wasn't "the right thing to do" as it was simply a quick fix and she ended up putting the weight back on.

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