ANDREA McLean has revealed her incredible body after undergoing a gruelling hysterectomy in September 2016.
The Loose Women panellist is back to peak fitness and looks amazing in a new shoot for Fit & Well magazine.
Fit & Well/Nicky Johnston Andrea McLean showed off her incredible figure after undergoing a gruelling hysterectomy last year
Speaking about getting back to full health after the surgery, Andrea said: “I’d lost all my strength so I had to start very gently.
“I was lunging from one side of the room to the other, stopping, gasping for breath and hanging on to the wall.
“I took two months off exercise and found it frustrating and depressing – I hadn’t realised how important exercise was to me mentally.”
Once she got her strength back, Andrea started having regular personal training sessions alongside her fiance Nick Feeney.
Fit & Well/Nicky Johnston After her surgery the Loose Women star had to build up her strength before getting back into the gym
She said: “Slow, steady weight training worked best. I had to build up very gently after the op.
“But actually I think women of my age are fitter than younger women because we’re doing it sensibly.”
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“You’re focusing on the inside and the bonus is that the outside looks good. I have cellulite, I have grabby bits, I have scars, but I think I’m in great shape.
“I’m two years away from 50 and I look fabulous for my age. I’m really proud of myself, which is a nice place to be.”
Andrea said she has also become very mindful about what she eats.
“I’ve suffered with shingles-like viruses throughout my life, so I looked into what foods are good for your immune system, metabolism and menopause,” she said.
Fit & Well/Nicky Johnston The new issue of Fit & Well magazine is out now
“A vegan diet had everything I wanted – I can digest it all properly, as I get irritable bowel when I’m stressed, and I’m intolerant to milk.
“But I’m not vegan. I’ll happily have a steak! I call myself vegan-ish!”
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