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Gregg Wallace was warned he’d have a heart attack before four-stone weight loss

Gregg Wallace has recalled doctors telling him he would die from a heart attack unless he lost weight, prompting him to massively overhaul his lifestyle.

During Friday morning’s Good Morning Britain, Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway caught up with Masterchef judge Gregg over video chat.

During their interview, the trio spoke at length about Gregg’s weight loss, noting that he has lost over four stone since being informed that he needed to lose weight for his health.

Gregg, 56, explained that his doctor warned him that if he didn’t lose weight, he would be at great risk of suffering a life-threatening heart attack.

‘The doctor said you’ve got huge cholesterol here – unless we do something, you are going to have a heart attack,’ he said.

The TV personality therefore began to take a greater interest in health and fitness, leading to incredible results.

As Ben and Kate fawned over a shirtless picture of Gregg in the gym, he asked them: ‘I’m 56 years old – what do you think guys?’

‘I think you look sensational,’ Ben responded.

Going into further detail about his personal journey, Gregg stressed the degree to which he doesn’t believe in diets to lose weight, as he doesn’t ‘believe in doing something that you can’t sustain’.

‘I don’t believe in starving yourself three times a week. I don’t believe in not eating carbs. I do believe in enjoying a pint of beer and a glass of wine,’ he stated.

‘Don’t believe in starting something radical you can’t keep up.’

Gregg added that he thinks it’s best to make ‘positive steps in the right direction gradually’.

‘That way you move yourself into a healthy lifestyle gradually, and you never do anything that’s uncomfortable,’ he said.

‘Just a plea to everybody out there – listen to this carefully. You don’t have to be uncomfortable or hungry to lose weight. You just have to learn what foods you can eat. You can eat as much as you want of the right food.’

During a recent interview with OK! Magazine, Gregg recollected when his battle with alcoholism was at its worst, explaining that on one occasion, he ‘felt like death’.

‘All I wanted to do was go somewhere and die. Yet I ordered a gin and tonic, knocked that back, and felt instantly better. Then I had another one, and thought “Oh. This is an issue”,’ he said.

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Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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