Mon, 6 May, 2019
Tziporah Malkah shows off incredible 50kg weight loss transformation
Tziporah Malkah, the model formerly known as Kate Fischer, has revealed her dramatic 50kg weight loss.
Posing in a swimsuit for the cover of New Idea magazine, the 45-year-old said this is the lightest she has weighed in more than 10 years. She said she has dropped 10 dress sizes from 24 to 14, and now weighs less than 70kg.
“I no longer hate myself, I actually really like me!” said Malkah. “I can walk for miles without panting and sweating. Plus, a lot of the emotional heaviness has lifted, along with the extra weight. I’m a different person!”
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The former model and actress said to achieve the transformation, she worked out four hours per day with the help of personal trainer Ivan Murray, and consulted with hypnotherapist Mark Stephens to change her dietary mindset.
“Now, whenever I pass the lolly section at the supermarket, a mantra Mark taught me rings in my ears,” she said. “I don’t want it, I don’t need it, I won’t have it!”
Malkah, who was previously engaged to James Packer, disappeared from the public’s eye for a decade before making a return to television as a contestant on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! in 2017.
At the time she was at her heaviest at 120kg. “I was in such bad shape, mentally and physically,” she told the magazine. “The producers would never pick me for anything too physical like bungee jumping back then, and I don’t really blame them, I was too big and unhealthy. But now … well, it’s a different story.”
She has previously revealed her battle with an eating disorder since childhood. “I’ve had an eating disorder since I was eight,” she told KIIS FM following her elimination from the reality show. “That’s a lifelong condition. I’m trying to recover from that.”