Shaughna Phillips is embarking on a major health kick after putting on two stone in lockdown.

The Love Island star, 27, admitted she has been overindulging on food while the country was locked down due to pandemic restrictions, but has vowed to 'get back into the swing of things' as the country opens up again.

Taking to Instagram, Shaughna told her 1.5million followers: "During lockdown I definitely indulged a lot more than I used to when it came to food.

Shaughna wore a sleeveless white top and tight jeans for the candid clip, as she admitted: "I did end up gaining quite a bit of weight. I gained two stone."

In a promo video for the Jonple App, Shaughna explained: "It’s all about having the right frame of mind when it comes to what you’re eating and what you’re putting in your body."

Shaughna has already begun her latest fitness journey, writing: "Some of you may have already noticed, but for those who haven’t I have recently been trying to get back into the swing of things (life basically!), and that includes working out and eating better, as well as trying to adapt my working life around my new healthy lifestyle!

"It is safe to say that this has NOT been an overnight success. But it's a marathon, not a sprint!

"It finally feels like I’m starting to get a hang of things, and I’m excited again about life as we used to know it returning!"

Shaughna recently underwent liposuction to treat her rare condition lipoedema, which causes an abnormal accumulation of fat cells in the legs.

The condition can also cause bulges and bruising on the legs.

Surgeons drained two litres of fat from her legs during the procedure.

The condition caused Shaughna’s legs to bleed while rehearsing for The Real Full Monty on Ice in December last year, as she "couldn’t get her foot into her boot".

"There was blood pouring down my laces," the star explained. "I was in so much pain."

She told The Sun: "My legs had been my biggest body hang up since I can remember.

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"It has been the one thing I have always said I would want to change about myself," Shaughna continued.

The blonde beauty explained: "I’d be going to the gym six times a week, and even though I got down to 9st 6lb and a size six on the top half, my legs would stay at a size 14."

Shaughna admitted she was 'killing herself' with extreme workouts, and spent a lot of time “crying to the therapist” while appearing on Love Island while "surrounded by these lovely looking girls."

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