The KIIS radio host has been announced as the new ambassador for WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, who are set to support her in losing 10 to 15kg.
“I realised I’d stopped wanting to leave the house and was avoiding social outings because I just didn’t feel well, motivated or confident anymore,” Henderson said in a statement.
The mother-of-one added that her busy lifestyle and early mornings took a toll on her sleep, energy levels and eating patterns. Because of this, she found herself snacking and watching TV on the lounge at home after work and getting no exercise.
“It can be a challenge to set a good standard for the day when you’re up at 4.30am and running out the door,” she added. “Your whole day and eating schedule can be a little bit out of whack from there.”
Henderson hopes the science-backed program and award-winning app will help her feel healthier and happier in herself, while also have a positive impact on her family’s health too.
“I joined WW so that I can feel healthier, be more active, feel good about myself, and fit into my old clothes again,” she said. “It’s also important to me that I set a good example for my daughter about a healthy lifestyle and approach to eating.
“Over the years, I’ve tried every diet under the sun, from the cabbage soup diet to the lemon detox diet, and none were healthy or endurable long term. WW is different as it offers a relaxed and modern approach to weight loss that’s centred around your lifestyle and what works for you, rather than starving yourself trying to lose the weight — I was thrilled to learn I could still eat carbs! It feels so easy, I can’t wait to tell everyone about it!”
Henderson has been following the WW’s plan since April and says it has motivated her to lead a more active lifestyle.
“I have not reached my goal yet,” she said in an Instagram video posted to her account on Tuesday. “I’m not quite there. But I feel happier and I’m getting out more. Before, I just wasn’t going out — I was staying home all the time. I felt almost embarrassed to go outside.
“I was worried people were gonna talk about me: ‘Hasn’t she put on weight?’ So, really, my confidence took a dive.”
“I hope that maybe this inspires other people out there,” she concluded her video. “If you’ve been going through what I’ve been going through, feel free to join me or at least watch the journey and we can inspire each other.”
On The Kyle and Jackie O Show in March, the radio host admitted she’d gained “a lot of weight” during lockdown and was dreading stepping onto the scales.
“I’ve been clinically described as obese before and this was ages ago when I was skinnier than what I am now,” she said. “I don’t want anyone to know here what my weight is. I used to not care but now I care. I know it’s going to be way higher than normal.”