Gemma Collins admits using £250 slimming injections to shed pounds rather than vegan diet and gym
GEMMA Collins has admitted using £250 slimming injections to help her shed pounds – rather than just her vegan diet and more exercise.
The ex-Towie diva had previously hinted her new slimmer physique was down to healthy eating and regular gym sessions.
But she's now admitted to using appetite-depressing jabs in her battle to lose three stone.
The Sun Online exclusively revealed in June how The GC had turned to the SkinnyJab weight loss programme.
Confirming it for the first time, Gemma told the Sunday People: “I went on the jabs and that has been really good for me.
“You get injected basically and it curbs your appetite as well so it is handy when you are busy and on the road."
She added: “I definitely feel much better since losing weight and I have got more energy and stuff.
"When you eat rubbish food, you feel rubbish and when you eat healthy, it’s a lot better.”
The official SkinnyJab website states that the injection "removes hunger from the equation".
It boasts that the plan is suitable for anyone aged between 18 and 76 and the first programme last three weeks, costing £250.
Repeat jabs are £135 a pop and last two to four weeks.
But one doctor told The Sun these injections could be dangerous.
Dr Sarah Jarvis, clinical director at patient.info said: "There's no such thing as an injection which will help you lose weight safely."
Gemma, 38, has lost a staggering three stone since appearing on Dancing On Ice at the start of the year.
She had undergone gruelling training sessions with her professional partner Matt Evers at the time.
Can weight loss injections really help you stay slim?
GEMMA has been relying on weight loss injections to help her lose weight, but do they actually work?
Dr Sarah Jarvis, clinical director at patient.info told The Sun: "There is no such thing as an injection which will help you lose weight safely.
"There is no sign within the website of any clinical studies or even what is in this product.
"That means it is unlikely to be regulated in any way, so you will have no idea what you are putting into your body.
"Any advert which sounds too good to be true usually is and could be damaging to your health."
The TV favourite has revelled in flaunting her trim figure to fans, regularly sharing images and videos to her social media accounts.
In April, Gemma posted a photo that suggested she'd lost the weight thanks to a vegan diet.
Posing in a white tracksuit, the TV favourite wrote: "Thanks for your weight loss comments my hard work is defo paying off #veganlifestyle #eatlifenotdeath."
She had also said that she insists on having a treadmill with her whenever she is on set filming for her new reality show, Diva Forever.
Meanwhile, Gemma's fitness instructor claimed that the blonde beauty is on a "no sugar and no carbs after 6pm diet" to ditch the pounds.
Vicky Young told new! Magazine at the time: "For breakfast she’ll have poached eggs, avocado, tomatoes on sourdough, then lunch will be a big salad with kale, peppers and avocado, with either chicken or tuna steak.
"For dinner, I make her vegetarian curries, or sometimes it’s chicken and halloumi kebabs with peppers on a skewer with tzatziki salad."
Vicky added that the regime had left Gemma feeling happier and more energetic.
It was also believed that she had been exercising with the help of personal trainer – and fellow Towie alumni – Charlie King.
SkinnyJab was founded in February 2017, and the website states that all clients have to undergo a full clinical health screening and "comprehensive medical consultation" before they are provided with the product.
What are weight loss injections and are they dangerous?
THE SUN Online exclusively revealed in June that the secret behind Gemma Collins' impressive three stone weight loss is SkinnyJab injections.
The jabs act as an appetite suppressant, reducing hunger and cravings to ensure that users eat less.
SkinnyJab report that it takes three days for their clients to experience a loss of hunger when on the plan, with a three week plan costing £250, and repeat pens £135 after that.
Fasting diets can typically be dangerous, with your body entering ketoacidosis, or "starvation mode" when cells aren't able to get enough glucose (sugar) for energy.
However, SkinnyJab reassure users that the appetite suppresant used in their plan regulates glucose, allowing the body to use stored fat for energy.
The website states: "This means that you can safely consume small portions without experiencing the undesired effects of starvation mode."
The company also insist that side effects are limited, with mild nausea affecting less than 1% of their patients.
There is also an on-hand medical team available, with all clients undergoing a full clinical health screening before they are provided with the jabs.
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