Many people may be currently trying to lose weight due for New Year’s resolutions or to just feel a bit healthier after indulging over the festive season.
And they may want to take inspiration from one TV guest who appeared on Channel 4’s How To Lose Weight Well.
Mick, who appeared on the C4 show this week, revealed he achieved a 1st 9lb weight loss in just six weeks.
He said he wanted to get in shape ahead of taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peak challenge. This involves walking Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough.
Mick decided to take on a fitness journey and used diet and exercise to drop the pounds.
Talking about his diet before his transformation, he said: “Food wise there is nothing that’s off limits.
“I like Chinese food, I like Indian food and I like Sunday dinners. I like my food.”
Mick, who was 19 stone before his fitness journey, had only six weeks to get into shape before he completed his challenge.
He continued: “Realistically I’d love to come down to 15 stone or 15st 7lb. It’s a lot of weight but I’m committed to losing it.”
Mick’s “Fitness Challenge” diet was inspired by an F45 fitness plan, which requires the slimmer to workout for 45-minute sessions.
He would complete three sessions a week of cardio exercise and resistance training.
On the seventh day each week, Mick had to complete a cardio session as well as a resistance session.
He was also provided with a personal trainer and had to build the intensity of his workouts each week.
When it came to diet, Mick ate healthy meals that fuelled his workout.
He was allowed to be flexible with his healthy eating but had to stick to 1,900 calories per day.
Mick also cut out processed foods and alcohol to help his transformation.
By the end of the six-week period, Mick had lost a whopping 1st 9lb and slimmed down to 17st 5lb.
As well as his fitness and physique, he said his confidence was boosted too.
“I feel a better version of me,” Mick said, “this isn’t the finished article, this is me six weeks from where I was and I feel brilliant.”
Encouraging others to follow in his slimmer footsteps, he added: “If I can do it at 53 and 5st 7lb overweight then anyone can do it.”