Sarah Jayne Dunn says herbal diet tablets are "a waste of money".
The "Hollyoaks" actress - who dropped from a size 12 to six in the run up to marrying her long-term boyfriend Jonathan Smith last spring - has hit out at the weight loss pills and fad dieting, insisting there are more "interesting" ways to stay in shape.
When asked if she had ever tried "a fad diet", Sarah told OK! magazine: "I've always been against them. When I was younger I'd probably class eating healthily as having loads of salad, so now I'd probably tell my younger self that there are more interesting ways to be healthy! So many people still take herbal diet tablets, it's a waste of money and it's not good for you!"
The 37-year-old star - who gave birth to son Stanley in 2016 - says she feels stronger than ever, and she hasn't missed a workout session since having her boy.
She said: "I feel the most confident and strong I have ever felt, even more so than in my twenties. I thought getting back into exercise after having my son Stanley would be difficult but I wanted to get back to feeling like me.
"I knew it was going to be tough, but I haven't missed one session."
Sarah loves exercise because it makes her feel "better in herself", and she gets a buzz afterwards.
She added: "I sleep a lot better and I also feel better in myself. I look back at pictures of myself in my twenties and although I was slim, my skin wasn't great and I wasn't sleeping well.
"Now I know the difference eating healthily and training does. For me, exercise is so much more than aesthetics. Now I enjoy having "me" time during workouts, and I get a high afterwards."