By Mary Mrad For Daily Mail Australia
Published: 12:51 BST, 1 September 2019 | Updated: 12:51 BST, 1 September 2019
Former Home And Away star Lincoln Lewis has undergone a body transformation after being at the centre of a high profile catfish case.
The 31-year-old found himself spiralling into bad eating habits and exercising less after Melbourne woman Lydia Abdelmalek, 29, stalked seven people for four years using fake profiles of the actor.
'For the first time in my life I was saying to those closest to me that I felt like I was going through depression. Or to put it another way, I felt broken,' he told Men's Health magazine this week, as reported by The Daily Telegraph.
Fresh start: Former Home And Away star Lincoln Lewis, 31, (pictured) has undergone a body transformation after being at the centre of a high profile catfish case
'You're feeling lethargic and looking for that next sugar rush or the next thing just to perk you up for the next hour,' he told the publication.
Lincoln became determined to transform his outlook and body and with the help of celebrity personal trainer Jono Castano, he went from 88kg to 75.5kgs in 12 weeks.
Thanks to his new diet and workout regimen, the actor says he feels a sense of mental clarity and is able to perform better in auditions.
'For the first time in my life I was saying to those closest to