Davinia Taylor credits her three stone weight loss to ‘biohacking’ and ‘counting chemicals’

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. 

And recovering alcoholic Davinia Taylor, 43, credited her three stone weight loss to ‘biohacking,’ during an appearance on Friday’s instalment of This Morning and insisted: ‘You don’t count calories you’ve gotta count chemicals!’

The former Hollyoaks actress – who played Jude Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap – also claimed that vegetable oil makes you depressed, while on the show to promote her new book: ‘It’s Not A Diet.’  

Biohacking! Davinia Taylor, 43, credited her three stone weight loss to ‘biohacking,’ during an appearance on Friday’s instalment of This Morning

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. I 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.

‘And I was doing that after my mum diet, constantly, because 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.

Chemicals? Explaining to hosts Dermot O'Leary and Alison Hammond what her diet entails, Davinia insisted: 'You don't count calories you've gotta count chemicals!'

Chemicals? Explaining to hosts Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond what her diet entails, Davinia insisted: ‘You don’t count calories you’ve gotta count chemicals!’

What? The actress - who played Jude Cunningham in Hollyoaks - also claimed that vegetable oil makes you depressed, while on the show to promote her new book: 'It's Not A Diet.'

What? The actress – who played Jude Cunningham in Hollyoaks – also claimed that vegetable oil makes you depressed, while on the show to promote her new book: ‘It’s Not A Diet.’

‘And the one I found out, more than sugar, would you believe, is 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 doctors who told her she was ‘borderline obese’ who needed to moderate her diet.

‘Me, as a former alcoholic, was like “yeah okay”,’ laughed the actress,before revealing that she can’t just have ‘one pringle’ but will end up having the whole pack.

She continued: ‘They’ve actually been designed by mathematicians not dietitians and they have an equation called the bliss point, which triggers chemicals in your brain so you have to eat more.

Before: 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 in 2004)Now: Davinia is now visibly slimmer and claims it's due to biohacking

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) 

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