The nineties supermodel is the lightest she’s been since she was 35 – recently shedding a whopping 50kg after tipping the scales at 120kg in 2017.
And on Tuesday, Tziporah Malkah, formerly known as Kate Fischer, revealed the secrets behind losing more than 40 per cent of her body weight.
Appearing on A Current Affair, the 45-year-old showcased her 70kg frame while revealing the main factors that aided her dramatic transformation.
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‘I’m half the size I used to be!’ James Packer’s ex-fiancée Tziporah Malkah, 45, reveals how she lost 50kg naturally with hypnosis, exercise and a clean diet… and teases a modelling comeback
Sitting down with ACA reporter, Brady Halls, Tziporah bared her soul about her tough weight-loss journey: ‘I was above 120kg. I’ve gone from a size 24 to a 12. I’m about half my size now.’
How Tziporah Malkah lost 50kg
Hypnotic lap band surgery and other hypnosis sessions with Mark Stephens
A stay at Little Forest Lifestyle Retreat in NSW (7 days for $3,995)
Gym sessions with a personal trainer
Long daily walks
She credited her weight loss to eating ‘clean’, practicing meditation, exercising regularly and attending New South Wales’ Little Forest Lifestyle Retreat, where she would undergo hypnosis therapies with Mark Stephens.
‘My relationship with food affected my relationship to everything – a lot of people don’t want to have a fat friend,’ Tziporah reflected of her darkest moments.
She added that she felt depressed when she was ‘morbidly obese’ and often ‘hid away’.
‘My relationship with food affected my relationship to everything’: Tziporah has learnt to limit her ‘comfort foods’ and cut back on fatty foods and alcohol while slimming down
Attending the hypnosis retreats run by Mark Stephens (left) was Tziporah’s (right) last-ditch effort, after having a prior lap-band surgery reversed
Attending the retreats run by Mark was Tziporah’s last-ditch effort, after having a prior lap-band surgery reversed.
While thrilled with her new look and confidence, she confessed: ‘It’s the losing it, and keeping it off that’s the hardest.’
The reality TV star battled with depressed when she ballooned to a size 24, previously telling New Idea: ‘I was in a bad shape, mentally and physically.’
‘It’s not ‘Kate is back’, it’s ‘Tziproah has been born’. It’s a new me,’ she said with confidence, hinting that she’s open to a modelling comeback.
Putting in the work! Tziporah enlisted a personal trainer to ensure she stayed fit and healthy with regular sessions at the gym
Weight battle: Tziporah was diagnosed as morbidly obese two years ago, but now weighs less than 70kg. Pictured left: on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here in 2017, and right: in 1996
Health first: A seven-day stay at Little Forest Lifestyle Retreat retails for $3,995, and Tziporah has credited much of her weight-loss journey to the retreat and its hypnosis treatments
The ex-fiancée of billionaire James Packer is now a size 14, and the same weight she was during her modelling heyday in the ’90s.
Tziporah first vowed to lose weight in 2017 after tipping the scales at 120kg and being classified by her doctor as ‘morbidly obese’.
She weighed 118kg when she appeared on Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017, but lost 12kg in the South African jungle.
She put the weight back on due to a foot injury, but by January 2019 had managed to lose an impressive 30kg.
Jungle diet: Weighing 118kg when she entered Channel 10’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! (ABOVE) in 2017, she lost 12kg in the South African jungle
Tough times: Tziporah, who lived in anonymity for years after her modelling career ended, had previously tipped the scales at 120kg. Pictured outside her Melbourne home in 2016
At the time, she told A Current Affair she hoped to drop an additional 20kg by the end of the year – something she now achieved six months earlier than anticipated.
Many Australians will remember Tziporah for her engagement to James Packer in the ’90s. They split in 1998, and he went on to marry Jodhi Meares.
She also appeared in the Australian film Sirens, about the hedonistic and creative lifestyle of artist Norman Lindsay, alongside Elle Macpherson and Portia de Rossi.
Incredible: The ex-fiancée of billionaire James Packer is now a size 14, and the same weight she was during her modelling heyday in the ’90s. Pictured with James
WHO IS TZIPORAH MALKAH?
Tziporah, formerly known as Kate Fischer, was one of the most in-demand models in Australia in the ’90s and was even engaged to businessman James Packer.
She split with James, now 51, after a two-year engagement in 1998 and later relocated to the U.S., eventually becoming an American citizen.
Upon her return to Australia several years ago, however, she found herself broke, homeless and living in anonymity.
Eventually she found work in aged care in Melbourne, but was thrust back into the headlines in 2016 when unflattering photos of her wearing a bed sheet outside of her house were splashed across the tabloids.
She has since embraced her return to the spotlight, appearing on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! and signing with celebrity agent Max Markson.
The way they were: Tziporah split with James Packer (left) after a two-year engagement in 1998. Pictured during their relationship in the 1990s