‘It’s now or never!’: Davinia Taylor, 45, slips into a skimpy black bikini in incredible comparison snaps as she continues to show off her 3 stone weight loss in an empowering post
Former Hollyoaks star Davinia Taylor previously lost an incredible three stone and went from a size 16 to a size 8.
And on Wednesday, the actress turned interior designer, shared with her followers incredible comparison snaps to show how far she’d come.
Davinia, 45, slipped into a skimpy black bikini for a slew of snaps and told her fans it was ‘now or never’ in an empowering post.
Bikini body: Davinia Taylor, 45, donned a skimpy black bikini in incredible comparison snaps as she showed off her 3 stone weight loss on Instagram on Wednesday
Empowering: The actress slipped into a skimpy black bikini for a slew of snaps and told her fans it was ‘now or never’ in an empowering post.
The star – who played Jude Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap – recreated the same picture from a sun-soaked holiday, looking much slimmer in the stylish swimwear.
In another snap she enjoyed a cold drink as she topped up her tan, flaunting her toned physique for the camera.
Racing to the comment sections fans and famous friends gushed over her incredible transformation.
Stunning: The former soap star recreated the same picture from a sun-soaked holiday, looking much slimmer in the stylish swimwear
Actress Patsy Kensit, 54, joked: ‘Can I move in with you for a month and learn everything, you are incredible’.
While Meg Matthews, 56, wrote: ‘Wonder Woman’.
Throwback: Davinia shared a series of throwback snaps of herself
Impressed: Racing to the comment sections fans and famous friends gushed over the star’s incredible transformation
She insisted: ‘You don’t count calories you’ve gotta count chemicals!’
The recovering alcoholic also claimed that vegetable oil makes you depressed, while on the show promoting her new book: ‘It’s Not A Diet.’
Explaining to hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond what her diet entails, Davinia said: ‘You don’t count calories, you’ve gotta count chemicals. What I’ve done over the years is… because I eat on depression…
‘When I’m upset or stressed I reach for carbohydrates, and that’s a form of biohacking. But basically, you’re trying to hack into your hormones to boost your mood.
‘I gave up drinking 13 years ago, so I knew I couldn’t go to that. So I turned to carbohydrates and sugars and pizza and everything… And I couldn’t stop.
‘But what I didn’t realise was, the ingredients in there – a few of them – were really triggering me to be even more depressed.
‘You’ve gotta count chemicals’: Davinia previously credited her weight loss to ‘biohacking’ during an appearance on This Morning (pictured in 2021)
‘And the one I found out – more than sugar would you believe – is that vegetable oil and seed oil actually makes you depressed. It’s not meant to be in our diet but it’s everywhere.
‘And when I cut that out, my body started functioning better. And I could metabolise the food I was storing and get rid of it… And then improve my mood and start exercising.’
Davinia explained that her new lifestyle began when she went to see doctors who told her that she was ‘borderline obese’ and needed to moderate her diet.
Visible change: She embarked on a lifestyle overhaul eight years ago, after her mother died, and went from a size 16 to a size 8 in the process (Pictured left in 2004)
Asked how people watching can start biohacking, the soap star suggested: ‘You can do little things like cold showers that change your hormones. My mantra is: “feed the brain and the body will follow”.
‘I get up every morning and I feed my brain with fat, not sugar, because sugar triggers me. I put coconut oil in my coffee. It’s called MCT oil – it’s a medium change hyglicoride. It shoots up to your brain and it will power your brain with fat.
‘Your brain is 70 per cent fat, and fat is its preferred fuel – not sugar. It sustains it longer, so you don’t get a peak and trough.’
Familiar face: The star rose to fame on the soap Hollyoaks and is pictured in 1998
Davinia also revealed that if she has toast or croissants in the morning, she craves more food quickly. Instead, the actress has bacon and eggs every day but won’t have granola, because it’s not an ‘ancient food.’
Asked to explain biohacking, Davinia said: ‘If you can, in the morning go outside without your sunglasses on.
‘Take your sunglasses off. The natural sunlight – the blue light in the morning will hit your retina so your body knows when to start pumping out the sleep hormones.’
WHAT IS BIOHACKING?
The concept of Biohacking is constantly evolving, but is rooted in the idea that it is possible for individuals to change their bodies and brains.
It is essentially the practice of changing chemistry and physiology through science and self-experimentation to energise and enhance the body.
It includes implementing lifestyle and dietary changes that are believed to improve bodily functions, as well as wearable technology to help monitor and regulate physiological data.
It can even run to extremes such as using implant technology and genetic engineering.
Biohacking rejects the idea that the best and only approach to getting healthier and avoiding disease is to eat less and exercise more.
A popular, although controversial, type of Biohacking is nutrigenomics, which focuses on how the food you eat interacts with your genes.
Nutrigenomics looks at how different nutrients affect feelings, thoughts and behaviours, with the belief that a person’s genetic expression can be mapped out and optimised by testing how different nutrients affect health over time.