Married At First Sight star Lauren Huntriss has revealed how eating meat after six years as a vegetarian helped her shed the kilos after appearing on the hit reality show.

Huntriss shared before-and-after shots of herself on Instagram, claiming she looked "six month preggas" last year.

The reality star reached "the heaviest I'd ever been in my life — 72kgs (for someone that's only 5'4 that's pretty overweight)" and was struggling with back pain, news.com.au reports.

"I was constantly bloated, filling up on carbs because I was a vegetarian & not eating the proteins that I should have," she wrote in the caption.

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"Not exercising because I was exhausted working for a company that I wasn't happy in and underpaid so I had to also work weekends to be able to make reasonable money.

"I was miserable and just wanted so badly to find a partner that it was all I focused on … I thought to myself - if I can just find someone I will be happy."

Sharing a photo of herself now, Huntriss said she now weighed a "fit as a fiddle" 64kg, worked for herself and was happily single.

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Posting this to show you what you can achieve with hard work and determination (both physically & mentally). . First photo was taken just over a year ago. I legit look 6 months preggas 😱 I was constantly bloated, filling up on carbs because I was a vegetarian & not eating the proteins that I should have. Not exercising because I was exhausted working for a company that I wasn’t happy in and underpaid so I had to also work weekends to be able to make reasonable money. I was miserable and just wanted so badly to find a partner that it was all I focused on... I thought to myself- if I can just find someone I will be happy.. I reached the heaviest I’d ever been in my life - 72kgs (for someone that’s only 5’4 that’s pretty overweight). The extra weight I was carrying was making my back pain the worst it’s ever been. . The second photo is me now. 64kgs, fit as a fiddle, full of energy and working for MYSELF. I don’t have a partner nor am I even looking because for once in my life I am so content with my life and myself. I’ve noticed my back pain is much more tolerable because my core is stronger. I am focused on my career and I can finally think clearly💕 . I know some of you will ask how I lost the weight - I have done a previous post on this but for the run down I go to the gym 4-5 days a week, I walk (EVERYWHERE- just ask my parents lol), I eat a balanced diet & take weight management supplements, and last but not least I have recently started reintroducing meat back into my diet. I was a vegetarian for 6 years for ethical reasons. But my body was craving meat (haha you dirty bastards) so I gave in and since doing so I find my diet is much healthier and the protein keeps me fuller for longer. . If I can help just one person through this post then I will be one happy lass! . Lots of love - L Huntriss aka Felicia 💁🏼‍♀️ #fitness #healthylifestyle #nutrition #weightmanagement #gymhoe #bossbitch #lovinglife❤️

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"I go to the gym 4-5 days a week, I walk (EVERYWHERE - just ask my parents lol), I eat a balanced diet & take weight management supplements, and last but not least I have recently started reintroducing meat back into my diet. I was a vegetarian for 6 years for ethical reasons," Huntriss wrote.

"But my body was craving meat … so I gave in and since doing so I find my diet is much healthier and the protein keeps me fuller for longer."

Huntriss appeared on Married At First Sight this year and was famously paired with 29-year-old virgin Matthew Bennett.

Despite the pair getting off to a good start — and Bennett losing his virginity on their honeymoon — things went south soon afterwards.

Both opted to leave the show after Bennett said he wasn't attracted to Huntriss, and things have remained acrimonious between the pair since then.

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Huntriss has since slammed the show in various social media posts, claiming producers pressured her into saying she "used to be a lesbian" and made her look like a "deadset nympho" on purpose.