How did Sophie Kasaei lose 10 pounds in 5 days?

Sophie Kasaei before and after weight loss

Sophie Kasaei before and after losing weight on boot camp

Sophie Kasaei, who appears in MTV UK’s reality TV show Geordie Shore, managed to lose 10 pounds in 5 days after Twitter users taunted her for being fat.

Ibiza boot camp

She lost weight after attending Ibiza boot camp. She did just five sessions at the boot camp and also did an intense “detox”. A word of caution here – detox is often a polite way to describe a very strict low calorie diet, one which practically verges on being a fast.

The No 1 Boot Camp in Ibiza consisted of five days of circuit training, long hikes, swims in the sea and yoga on the beach.

Her diet involved eating low calories meals with low fat foods and frozen fruit.

Reality TV made her fat


Sophie Kasaei has blamed reality TV for making her fat. In the show the cast members are encourage to get drunk – it makes more interesting viewing – and this tends to lead to binge eating and eating at unusual hours. The main problem is simply eating too much food.

Sophie explained, “You end up eating at stupid times and putting on weight. You are constantly on the move and don’t have access to healthy food. You end up grabbing a sandwich and eating lots of other calorific things.”

27 pounds weight loss

Sophie is only 5 foot 1 tall, and at her maximum she weighed just over 11 stone (about 154 pounds). Her BMI was 29.1, putting her in the upper overweight range, borderline with being clinically obese.

After losing the initial 10 pounds on the boot camp / detox, she carried on losing weight, with a final weight loss of 27 pounds, taking her down to 130 pounds (9st 4lb). Her BMI is now 24.6, which places her in the normal weight range.

It was not an easy ride though. Sophie said “It was so tough – the hardest thing I have ever done in my life. I was ready to pack it in at one point but I knew I couldn’t”.

Losing weight and getting in shape is never easy. Sometimes you have to take yourself a long way out of your comfort zone to get in shape. This is what a real boot camp can achieve – you are miles from home, have no (easy) access to the food you crave, and an ex-army sergeant (or similar) instructing you to exercise 10 hours a day. Pretty much guaranteed success!

Sophie Kasaei

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