Maura Higgins reveals she didn't have a period for four months as 'obsession' with exercise led to dangerous weight loss
MAURA Higgins has revealed her periods stopped for four months after her “obsession” with exercise led to an unhealthy weight loss.
The Love Island star, 30, became “so thin” that her boyfriend Chris Taylor and her mum stepped in and helped her achieve more balance when it comes to food and exercise, as she feared it could affect her chances of having kids in the future.
Speaking to the MailOnline, she admitted: 'It got to a stage where it was actually affecting my periods; I lost my period for four months. Especially at my age, it's obviously not good. I want to have kids someday so I know that's just not a good thing to happen.
“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.’
“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.’”
Maura started exercising during the first lockdown and like many people turned to Joe Wick’s online videos for help -but admits she became obsessed with it.
She has now relaxed her regime and is eating more food, admitting she is “feeling so much better”.
Maura, who has been dating Chris since last year, admitted she has been feeling more broody since turning 30.
The NHS says that excessive or sudden weight loss can cause your periods to stop. Severely restricting the amount of calories you eat stops the production of hormones needed for ovulation.
The couple started dating last summer and went public in November after sharing a loved-up photo on Instagram from their trip to Dubai to celebrate Maura’s 30th birthday.
Maura told her Instagram followers around November 25: “He’s mine.”
And Chris echoed her sentiments, posting a snap of the pair on their holiday and telling his fans: “Turns out I fell in love with my best mate.”
The couple became close friends after starring on the 2019 series of the reality romance show. Hanging out more and more during lockdown, fans became aware of the spark between them.
The pair like to share their relationship with fans and entertain them with hilarious TikTok clips of them poking fun at each other.
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