Ruth Jones fabulous following dramatic weight loss

Wednesday November 23, 2011

Ruth Jones, the star and creator of Gavin And Stacey, has surprised fans with her dramatic weight loss after shedding four-and-a-half stone.

The former Fat Friends star, 45, said it had taken 22 months of calorie-counting to drop to a size 16.

She told the Daily Mail: "I came back from holiday a couple of years ago - January 2010, and we all overdo it on holiday, don't we?

"Something just clicked, I felt this is now or never, I wanted to make a positive change for me, and I haven't looked back."

Ruth, who starred as Nessa in the BBC hit series Gavin And Stacey, chose to diet safely using a calorie counting technique.

"I thought, right, they say 2,000 calories a day is the norm for a woman. I'll aim for 1,200-1,500 a day and see how it goes," she says.

"Some days are better than others. But if you think about it, there's calorie values on the back of everything - supermarket sandwiches, chocolate bars - everything." 

Ruth showed off her new shape at the recent West End preview of One Man, Two Guvnors, starring her friend James Corden - who has also been trying to lose weight.

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