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Shaughna Phillips will do 'everything' to lose weight after being 'shaken to the core' by GP visit

Shaughna Phillips will do 'everything' to lose weight after being 'shaken to the core' by GP visit credit:Bang Showbiz
Shaughna Phillips will do 'everything' to lose weight after being 'shaken to the core' by GP visit credit:Bang Showbiz

Love Island's Shaughna Phillips is determined to do everything "in her power" to lose weight after being "shaken to the core" following a visit to the doctor.

The 29-year-old reality TV star was left shocked during a GP appointment when she was told she has "quite a lot of visceral fat" around her organs, which could cause heart attacks, and she has now vowed to shed some pounds for the sake of her daughter Lucia, who turned one on Thursday (04.04.24).

Speaking on Instagram, she said: "It's been a year since I had a baby, so I wanted to see where I stood post-birth.

"They told me that I was obese, which isn't a shock, but it's never nice to hear. Following some of the check-ups, they said I had quite a lot of visceral fat around my organs.

"Now, I'm no Gillian McKeith, I'm not going to tell you what that means because I don't really know.

"It's basically fat around your main organs, which is serious because it can cause heart attacks.

"I'm a mum now and it shook me to my core, because I know I'm not the picture of health, but I didn't realise things were that bad and it's kind of scary to hear it from a medical professional."

Shaughna is desperate to lose weight because she doesn't want Lucia - who she has with her ex boyfriend Billy Webb, who was sentenced to nine years in jail last November after admitting conspiracy to supply 4.5kg of cocaine worth at least £360,000 - to be left with one parent.

She added: "I'm going to do this. I need to do something. I need to lose so much weight. I only had one parent because my dad died.

"Without getting way too deep, I just never want that to happen to Lucia and I want to do everything in my power to be here for as long as possible."

Shaughna recently admitted she has battled body dysmorphia, including when she was in the 'Love Island' villa in 2020.

She said: "I was a size six to eight, yet I thought I was the 'fat girl' in the villa.

It shows the level of body dysmorphia I had. I was consumed with the way I looked, breathing in and getting the right angles."