The diet of the jungle: How celebrities lost a combined 75kg in three weeks

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 MERV Hughes is the biggest loser in the jungles of southern Africa, dropping drastic 14 pounds in three weeks he has starred in I'm a celebrity, get me out of here.


In total, the 11 celebrity contestants have lost 75.6kg combined with former cricketer shed the most weight.

Extreme weight loss can be attributed to the miserable rations jungle celebrities, including former AFL great Barry Hall, identity means Chrissie Swan, The Brady Bunch star Maureen McCormick and former MasterChef winner Julie Goodwin, happen daily .

That coupled with the stress of having to take eyeball juice, eating worms and bathing in a tub full of rats - all in the name of charity.

The average weight loss per day for competitor is 3.97kg, while the total loss of weight is 23.5kg female and male total loss of weight is 52.1kg.

Being on a diet of little more than rice and beans Hughes has been shrinking before our eyes.
While former British cricket player, Freddie Flintoff, has lost 3 kg after only six days in the camp.

Laura Dundovic, whose rapid physical went from slim to skinny, lost a total of 5.5 kilograms during his time in the jungle.

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After two weeks in the reality show of Channel 10, the model was evicted and has already put on 2kg.

"I was starving," Dundovic said. "I'm really big eater, I would say I was the greatest eater everyone there.

"I was scraping the general frying-pan at the end of the night."

The diet of the jungle took its toll on buff and former bachelor uncle, Tim Robards, who entered the jungle with his girlfriend, Anna Heinrich Sunday two ago,

"I lost four and a half kilos in seven days - and I have a lot of fat to lose," said Robards Sydney after being evicted from the show.

"I was probably a fifth or a sixth of what normally would consume just to maintain energy." My body started eating it away. I had no energy to do anything apart from small windows ".

Celebrities are given 800 calories per day and nothing extra has to be earned in the gruesome food challenges.

On average they have been earning six meals a day.




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Chrissie Swan (centre) with Barry and Julie on the Celebrity Chest Challenge.
Chrissie Swan (centre) with Barry and Julie on the Celebrity Chest Challenge.

 On-medic, Dr. Riesa Jansen Van Rensburg said that although weight loss has been dramatic, it's nothing unusual.

"You have to put it in perspective, always hoped they would lose weight," said Dr. Van Rensburg.

"No one in any way into any unhealthy state with your weight loss.

"This is not a sustainable thing ... we knew it would be the loss of weight, but we are sure they are getting the calories they need."

The reason that men have lost more weight than the ladies is simple.

"They had more to lose, it's as simple as that," he said.

But a common complaint that felt by celebrities are the symptoms as a result of reducing the consumption of alcohol, sugar and coffee.

'They would be experiencing low energy, headaches, general fatigue, being a bit grumpy and irritable, "he said.

"But we are in contact with them and we are monitoring very closely.
"They are definitely good."

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