Alison told Closer Magazine: “Lisa is an inspiration. I spoke to her recently and she is phenomenal. She’s in a happy place and has managed to cut out everything bad.”
Alison, 42, used to weigh over 20st and admitted she would happily eat five chocolate bars every day.
However after a gastric band failed to help her lose weight – Alison’s body rejected the weight loss aid – the Strictly Come Dancing star had to focus on changing up her diet and exercising more.
Since losing the weight during Channel 5’s Sugar Free Farm, Alison is determined to keep on losing weight and is looking to Lisa for help.
Alison continued: “There is nothing bad she puts in her mouth whatsoever. She was a role model for me and I watched her on Strictly Come Dancing before I went on the show.”
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Mum-of-one Alison was open about her addiction to unhealthy treats on Sugar Free Farm, even admitting that chocolate was like her “crack”.
She during one of the show’s televised therapy sessions: “Chocolate is like my crack cocaine. I love it, I can’t do without it.”
She added: “I get a real big buzz when I eat sweet food. I get a physical reaction and just feel happy – and then I want another one.
“My son sometimes hides my chocolate from me.
“I feel there’s another Alison inside, dying to come out.
“No one wants to be super-obese, I tell you, but what I can say is I’m addicted.”