Lucy Spraggan rose to fame on the 2012 series of X Factor, when she appeared in front of the judges to sing an original song while playing an acoustic guitar.
If you remember her standout audition, but haven’t seen Lucy since her stint on the hit talent show, you may be quite surprised at how different the 29 year old now looks.
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The star is almost unrecognisable, having lost three stone and gained a lot of muscle.
Lucy recently shared a topless snap which showed a results of the breast augmentation she said she had because her weight loss left her chest looking like ” ”two snooker balls in a sock”.
The star looks absolutely fantastic, with rock hard abs and a toned physique, but how exactly did the singer lose the weight?
Lucy revealed that her weight loss journey began in 2019, and often trains hard in the gym.
However, her favourite method of exercise is running.
She told Daily Mail: “It was gradual, around last May when I’ve been on some TV bits and some people said ”oh my god you’ve lost so much weight!” and I hadn’t really lost that much weight.
“But when I stopped drinking, in January I went to Vegas with my mates, and then were hanging out their a****s and I decided to just run, and I’ve been running ever since.
“I’ve signed up for the Brighton Marathon next year, I love running. The weight loss came when I stopped drinking as the weight just fell off.
“It’s like a drive to want to do something and feel successful if you do something.”
Lucy also credits her sobriety for her staggering weight loss.
She explained: “I’ve been drinking since I was 12/13, like a lot of people in this country, and it’s always been an integral part of my personality.
“I went on tour, so I was on a tour for a total of 13 months and towards the end of that tour, I drank every day for six months.
“I’d have a beer after a show, or I’d have a day off and have a bit of a boozy one, I just felt horrendous, and a lot of things are happening in my life, lots of things are changing, obviously breaking up with my ex and I wanted to make sure the decisions I made were conscious and clear.
“I feel like it’s a real lifetime, but the positives that have come from it are so insane I can’t imagine not being sober.”
Cutting out dairy
Lucy also explained that going dairy-free also enabled her to shed the pounds.
She said: “When I got sober, I also developed dairy intolerance, which is such a p**s take, get rid of booze and cream and cheese, it’s just so vile.
“So I don’t eat dairy, I am more conscious about what I eat, not a calorie deficit as I’m not trying to lose weight anymore, but I feed my body what it needs to perform the athletic stuff that I do.