After shedding 10 stone, Mark Labbett has revealed he’s also dropped five trouser sizes
The Chase’s Mark Labbett has revealed his extraordinary 10 stone weight loss.
On Friday’s instalment of Loose Women, the gameshow whizz credited dropping a staggering five trouser sizes to a low sugar and carb diet and ‘running after a hyperactive toddler’.
The 55-year-old also explained that a friend advised him against getting a gastric band because of the way he consumed his calories through sugar.
He said: ‘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.’
Mark, nicknamed The Beast, added: ‘I still have sugar but an awful lot less. I should have less still.’
Mark continued to give an impressive further insight into his weight loss, adding: ‘I am gradually dropping Xs off my size. I’ve gone from 5XL to 4XL, and it looks like the next time I go shopping, I’ll be able to squeeze into XL underpants.
The gameshow whizz spoke of his weight loss on Loose Women (Picture: ITV)
Mark’s friend advised him against getting a gastric band (Picture: Mark Labbett Instagram)
‘I’ve lost 10 stone. I was 29 stone when I was a full-time teacher in 2003, and I was in danger of high blood pressure.’
Mark explained that ‘a few things came together’ during lockdown, which helped with his slimmed-down physique.
‘The principle thing is running after a hyperactive toddler when nurseries have been shut,’ he said.
Mark has lost an impressive 10 stone since his time in the limelight (Picture: ITV)
‘I’m sure every woman knows this, how do you keep up with them? I found at the end of the evening instead of going to the fridge for late night snacking, all I could do was collapse on the bed.’
Mark added: ‘I’ve been lucky in that a year ago I had suspected Covid, I lost my sense of taste and I didn’t want to eat in these two weeks.
‘Being a big guy like myself, the weight falls off now. I don’t feel like eating as much, so I eat less and lose more weight.’
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