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Less is Maur Maura Higgins reveals her periods stopped for months due to over-exercising

"It's good to have people around you that are not afraid to say these things to you. It's so important. I'm feeling so much better.”

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Love Island star Maura Higgins is missing her family in Ireland

Love Island star Maura Higgins is missing her family in Ireland

Love Island star Maura Higgins is missing her family in Ireland

Maura Higgins has revealed she became so “obsessed” with her intensive exercise routine that her period stopped for four months.

The Love Island star (30) was working out so much that she ended up losing “too much weight” and became worryingly thin.

Maura began her strict exercise and diet plan during the first lockdown with the help of YouTube videos from Joe Wicks.

However, when she became too engrossed in her workout regime and lost too much weight, her family and boyfriend Chris Taylor had to intervene.

“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,” the Longford lady explained.

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Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins

Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins

Chris Taylor and Maura Higgins

“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.’

“I eased off the exercise and upped my calories and stuff. It's good to have people around you that are not afraid to say these things to you. It's so important. I'm feeling so much better.”

Maura told MailOnline that she’s taking it easier now and that she’s working on achieving a “balance” between eating healthy and exercising in moderation.

She said: “I'm not working out as much as I was. I ended up losing too much weight.

“I'm not doing it as much, once, twice a week max, and to be honest I'm just really good with my diet at the moment. It's all about balance.

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“At the weekends I eat what I want and during the week I obviously try my best to eat healthier foods. But with the exercise, it's very easy to get obsessed with it,” she added.

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