In January this year, Stella actress Ruth Jones told us she wanted to lose another 3 stone, and the latest pics of her suggest she’s closer to reaching her goal

How much has Ruth lost? Ruth decided to start dieting when she realised her 17 and a half stone figure was risking her health. So far she has lost 4 and a half stone and counting…

How she lost weight: Simple calorie counting. Ruth has worked out how many calories she needs to consume to keep losing weight and sticks to it, noting down everything she eats every day.

Ruth says: ‘You can’t be silly and cut out everything or it will all go wrong further down the line. This is slow and steady – it’s about changing my eating habits and sticking with it for life.’

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