Letitia Dean altered her way of life and reduced her calorie consumption.
Fans were ecstatic to see Sharon Watts – formerly Mitchell – portrayed by Letitia Dean return to EastEnders earlier this year following a brief absence.
But it appears that it wasn’t just her return to Albert Square that enraged viewers. Fans were blown away by Letitia’s sleek new figure when she reappeared on the serial, in which she has appeared on and off since 1985. Many have dubbed her the “thin queen” as a result of her metamorphosis.
The 54-year-old actress, who just won The Outstanding Achievement Award at The British Soap Awards 2022, lost two stone – and four UK dress sizes – in four months, dropping from 10st 4lb to 8st 3lb.
But how did she manage it? Simply put, by avoiding junk food. Letitia has admitted to trying a variety of fad diets in the past in order to control her fluctuating weight, stating that she had attempted “the cabbage soup diet, the Atkins, and a really terrible eggs-only diet.” “.
In addition to wacky diets, the soap star tried an elegant kind of exercise to help her lose weight in 2007, going on the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing and finishing fourth in the tournament. “The major reason I [joined up] was because I wanted to do something about my body, I was so sick of excessive diets and my weight yo-yoing,” Letitia explained at the time on Stacey Dooley’s documentary Secrets from the Square.
She went on to say that she’d heard “quite a lot of awful things” about her appearance.
Letitia appears to be prospering, glowing, and looking more lovely than ever thanks to her new lifestyle, which has seen her renounce junk food and stick to a new diet plan focused on “healthy cuisine,” such as pita bread, grilled skinless chicken breast, and “plenty of greens.” She also decreased her daily calorie consumption to 1,300 on her diet plan. She is also working out.
Keri Gans, author of The Small Changes Diet, told Women’s Health magazine last year: “Build your meals with high-fibre foods, such as fruits and vegetables, so you are still satiated even if your entree size is less than you are used to.””
By adopting a healthy lifestyle, Letitia has improved not only her weight and beauty, but also her self-esteem. “”It was amazing,” she told The Express. “I discovered that I had a lot more energy than when I was eating junk food.””