Maura Higgins Opens Up About How Dramatic Weight Loss Impacted Her Health

She revealed that both her boyfriend, and her mam were worried about her.

In a new interview, Maura Higgins opened up about how her dramatic weight loss negatively impacted her health. Speaking with the MailOnline the Love Island star spoke about how she became obsessed with exercise during lockdown until it became unhealthy.

Since appearing on Love Island in 2019 Maura has very much been in the public eye, and with over three million followers on Instagram, the pressure on how she looks must at times be intense.

In particular, she shared that it was her obsessive exercise routine that triggered the weight loss, revealing that at one point she stopped getting her period for four months.


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It was comments from both her mam and her boyfriend, Chris that made her realise that this health and fitness regime was unsustainable and unhealthy. The Longford native shared; “I remember even Chris was saying to me “Maura, that’s just not good, we need to sort this out” I was like “yeah, I know.”

Her mam also spoked to her about it as she was concerned, warning her; “You’ve got too thin.”

“When you have good people around you, mammy as well, she noticed, she said “you’ve got too thin” or whatever and I was like “yeah, yeah, yeah I know, I’m trying to sort it out.”‘


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The 30-year-old revealed that she has cut back on the amount of exercise she was doing and shared that she is eating a more balanced and healthy diet; “I’m not working out as much as I was, I ended up losing too much weight.”

“I’m not doing it as much, once, twice a week max, and to be honest I’m just really good with my diet at the moment. It’s all about balance.”

Continuing she shared; “I eased off the exercise and upped my calories and stuff. It’s good to have people around you that are not afraid to say these things to you. It’s so important. I’m feeling so much better.”

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