The Harry Potter star stunned fans by drastically slimming down, but French - who is dating charity boss Mark Bignell after divorcing funnyman Lenny Henry in 2010 - is learning to love her meals again.
She tells Britain's Woman magazine, ""I've lost seven-and-a-half stone since I started making an effort and recently put about two back on.
""I lost the weight by denying myself quite a lot of things and recently I haven't denied those things as much. Bread and pasta and potatoes are my weakness. I went to Paris recently and I wasn't going to not eat bread!
""Generally I eat much more healthily and I eat less, probably half as much as I did before. I am very fond of this body - it's served me well and it's never disappointed me. I understand it, I know it and I even like it now it's all saggy, it's a mark of my journey this far.""