Mark Labbett has kept his fans up to date with his weight loss journey on his social media where he will regularly post progress photos. The Chaser previously said he was 29 stone at his heaviest but has managed to drop five clothing sizes since his journey began.
Fans were stunned by Mark’s progress with one person commenting: “Omg, you look amazing, so much healthier.”
Another said: “Wow, you’re so inspirational.”
Speaking previously to ITV’s Loose Women, ‘The Beast’ also shared that he has cut the majority of sugar out of his diet.
He explained: “I gradually dropped X’s off my size, 5XL to 4XL and it looks like the next time I go shopping, I’ll be able to squeeze into XL pants.
“Small things, but important things.
“I was 29 stone in my last year as a full time teacher in 2003, and I was on the verge of getting high blood pressure pills, I’ve been mainly at about 25 or 26 up until probably just before the lockdown, and then a few things happened quite nicely and came together and the weight’s just fallen off.”
The Chaser also revealed that he was eating large quantities of lean meat and cut down drastically on carb-heavy foods like chips.
He added: “I’m not feeling that hungry so you eat less so you lose weight as you’re not as hungry.
“I’m not a drinker but sugar has always been my downfall. A good friend of mine who had the gastric band said it won’t do any good for me as I get all my calories by sugar, and it’s too easy to digest.
“I still have sugar but an awful lot less, I should have less still.”
Cutting down on sugar can also help slimmers lose weight a lot quicker, including belly fat.
According to Healthline, cutting out added sugar may help you lose weight when paired with a nutrient-dense diet that is high in protein and fibre.
The NHS recommends adults in the UK consume no more than 30g of free sugars a day, roughly equivalent to seven sugar cubes.
Free sugars are added sugars found in foods like cake and biscuits and fizzy drinks.
Obesity is a huge problem in the UK with studies revealing that it affected every one in four adults.
Cutting down on sugar and increasing protein and fibre intake is just one way slimmers can help to shed the unwanted weight.