<p><span></span><a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=the%20bachelorette&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><em>The Bachelorette</em></a>'s <a href="http://dynamic.bauerpublishing.com/mt-search.fcgi?blog_id=2&tag=Ashley%20Hebert&limit=20&IncludeBlogs=2"><strong>Ashley Hebert</strong></a> poses in a bikini for the new issue of <em>Life & Style</em> and shares how she lost 10 pounds and got fitter than ever! <br />
It's no wonder why the 5-foot-2 brunette beauty trimmed down and toned up. As Life & Style exclusively revealed, Ashley got engaged on an exotic Fiji island in May which will air in an episode in August. But prior to the proposal, Ashley was put through a roller coaster of emotions which would make any girl turn to comfort food.
"I was eating everything in sight," Ashley, who was heartbroken after being dumped by Brad Womack just before the finale of The Bachelor earlier this year, admits. "When you're stressed out, you kind of just throw it back." But she was shocked to have put on 10 pounds -- which is a lot on her tiny frame.
Now on her own season of the The Bachelorette, she says, "I don't drink as much, and I don't eat as many desserts as last time," she says. "Now it's fruits, vegetables, salads and chicken -- staying healthy." Plus, "I teach dance classes -- jazz and hip-hop -- so I get a good mix of exercise types," she shares. She also does Bodypump, which combines weights and aerobics and can burn up to 600 calories in an hour!
"It's a new, enlightened me. I'm happy. I'm in such a great place right now!" Ashley says of her new body.
Photography by Caroline Greyshock