KATIE Price’s son Harvey is ‘now under 28 stone’ and on a new diet after fears he’d ‘die if he didn’t lose weight’.
At the end of last year, Katie revealed to The Sun how her 18-year-old son was tipping the scales at nearly 29 stone, and is weight was so bad, she feared he would die.
Disabled Harvey has a condition which makes him crave food. Doctors warned he was at serious risk of a heart attack if he did not lose weight urgently.
Katie, 42, immediately took action and sought help for Harvey and he is already shedding the pounds.
As well as following a healthier eating programme, her boyfriend Carl Woods has set up a gym in the garage of her mansion for the teen.
A source told The Sun Online: “Harvey’s been losing weight and is now below 28st – Katie’s really pleased.
“He’s been on a new weight loss diet, Katie’s working with experts and Carl has built a gym in the garage and has been going on walks and doing gentle exercise with Harvey.”
Katie’s rep added: “Harvey is losing weight and continues to.
“Katie kick-started Harvey’s weight loss – along with Carl building a home gym – and have made specific changes in diet and lifestyle that have directly helped Harvey in losing weight.”
The rep continued: “Katie recently visited the local chicken farm in support of the local farm trade to buy eggs for Harvey’s healthy breakfast of egg and soldiers, a well balanced start to any young man’s day.
“Harvey has lost over half a stone, Katie has her sights set on Harvey losing his first stone, a landmark, the first in many to go.”
Katie had previously been forced to padlock the family fridge to stop Harvey bingeing in the night and also had to lock the kitchen cupboards.
Harvey is autistic and struggles with the excessive appetite caused by his genetic condition Prader-Willi Syndrome.
It can impact muscle tone and functions of the nervous system and sparks the constant desire to eat.
Katie previously told The Sun: “It’s a cruel illness. He feels hungry all the time.
“Every time I feed him, it’s killing him. Even though it makes him happy, it’s cruel of me to do it.
“He needs to lose weight or he’ll end up dead. He doesn’t deserve that. I don’t want to lose him.
“He’s only 18, he’s got his whole life ahead of him. I will do anything to help.”