Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The diet paid off then! TOWIE's Frankie Essex shows off her slender bikini body after losing a stone in just TWO WEEKS

By Ian Garland

Frankie Essex has won her fight with the flab, shedding a whole stone in just two weeks.

The Only Way is Essex star showed off her slender new figure in the Marbella sunshine yesterday - just a fortnight after she started a gruelling diet and exercise regime in a desperate bid to swap her muffin top for a toned tummy.

And while Frankie may not have managed a six pack, all that sweat and starvation clearly paid off as there was barely a stretch mark or inch of fat on show.

Tanned and toned: Frankie Essex showed off her slender new physique on holiday in Marbella

Frankie piled on the pounds during a recent trip to Miami with TOWIE co-star Lauren Goodger.

The pair overindulged during their American vacation and made a pact to lose weight when they returned.

They started following the Cambridge Diet Plan, dropping their calorie intake to just 400 a day.

'No carbs before Marbs': A combination of diet and exercise helped Frankie shed a stone in two weeks

Miami vice: The TOWIE star decided to diet after piling on the pounds during a trip to Florida

And Frankie signed up the services of personal trainer and Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Tony Giles to whip her into shape.

Frankie and Tony were photographed on April 17 working out in an Essex Park.

She seemed well aware of her excess weight, grabbing her belly while exercising and pinching the fat on her thighs.

Sitting pretty: Frankie looked very toned and tanned as she lapped up the sunshine

What's wrong? Frankie checks out the marks left by her bikini bottoms as she rearranges her swimwear

Golden brown: Frankie does her best to ensure an even tan as she soaks up the sunshine

Tony - who is engaged to glamour model Danielle Mason - put Frankie through her paces making her do star jumps and squats, before strapping on boxing pads and sparring with her.

She clearly stuck to the work out sessions and the diet shakes.

Frankie showed off the effects of her weightloss during a night out in Marbella on Sunday night, posing with friends and TOWIE co-stars Billi Mucklow, Cara Kilbey in a trio of red, white and blue matching bandage dresses from Celeb Boutique.

Lauren Goodger proudly displayed her own diet efforts during a night out on April 23.

Frankie Essex

Fighting fit: Boxer & Big Fat Gypsy Wedding star Tony Giles whipped Frankie into shape

She looked back to her slender best, but revealed she still wants to lose two stones before she'll venture back into a bikini.

She said: 'I want something quick because I’m going away again soon.

'I want to go to Marbella and Ibiza and when I’m walking around I want everyone to go, ''My God, have you seen Lauren?''

'The quick fix will act as a motivator for me.'

Sunseekers: Frankie, Cara and Billi sip wine and soak up the sun in Marbs

Bashful: Frankie and Cara cover up their curves from the cameras

Red white & blue: Billi Mucklow, Cara Kilbey and Frankie Essex pose during a night out in Marbella on April 29



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