Elder Dale Renlund Before and after weight loss Elder Dale Renlund Before and after weight loss

Elder Dale Renlund Weight Loss [2024]: Before and After

The member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dale Renlund, left the world in awe when he recently shared a new photo of himself.

In the picture, Dale appeared noticeably thinner than before. Considering he had never been obese throughout his life, this photo came as a surprise to his fans.

Many fans jumped to conclusions, thinking that he might be unwell. However, that wasn’t the case. In reality, Dale Renlund had embarked on a weight loss journey to shed some excess and unhealthy pounds.

Fans are still trying to grasp this change and are uncertain whether his weight loss was intentional. To get to the bottom of it, let’s explore what Dale has been up to lately.

How did Dale lose weight?

Elder Dale Renlund before

There is a misunderstanding among fans. That’s whether Dale has lost weight on purpose or due to any illness. To clear that confusion here is Renlund’s tweet, which he tweeted on 9 April 2021. The tweet said, 

“As President @NelsonRussellM invited us at General Conference to identify the debris that we should remove from our lives. I thought of my physical health. Together, Ruth and I have supported each other in making healthy food choices and getting plenty of exercises this past year.”

As the tweet said, Renlund has lost weight by maintaining his diet and doing workouts.

Here is what we know:

Diet Plan

Dale maintained his diet plan by removing food that contained a high amount of calories. He has kept a record of how many calories he consumes in a day. Dale’s main focus has been veggies and fruits.

Renlund starts his day with a glass of fresh fruit juice or gorge juice. For lunch, Renlund’s main choice is salad and sometimes chicken as well.

He doesn’t take much in dinner. Just some light food. With all this healthy eating Dale has been successful in shading extra and unhealthy pounds.

Workout Plan

Due to the high risk of Covid-19, Renlund didn’t go outside for exercise. Instead, he started doing exercise at home along with his wife, Ruth. They would do Yoga, cycling, and running at home.

When did Dale start the weight loss journey?

Elder Dale Renlund Before and after weight loss

Dale started his weight loss journey at the start of the year 2020. After most of the world was shut down due to COVID-19, Renlund started this healthy activity along with his wife. 

How much weight did Dale lose?

With all that dedication and hard work, Runlund succeeded in losing 20 pounds. His wife, Ruth, has also successfully lost weight as well.

Though, it is not known how much. Losing weight is undoubtedly a good choice as Dale reaches his 68th year.

Other American politicians Newt Gingrich, and Chris Christie have also lost a significant amount of weight.

What did Dale say about his weight loss journey?

Elder Dale Renlund transformation

Renlund seems very happy with the results. He counted the benefits of weight loss as “Because of my attention to my health, a recent hike in southern Utah was much easier than the last time we were there. It was exhilarating to feel stronger and healthier.”

In another tweet, the Cardiologist said “Getting rid of unhealthy debris – physical, mental, or emotional – in our lives is a powerful way to grow closer to our savior. I testify that he is willing to help in all aspects of our lives.” After the given clarity of Dale, fans stopped asking questions about his health.

Was Dale tested positive for Covid-19?

Yes, it’s true that Dale tested positive for Covid-19 along with his wife. But the good news is that he is fine now and they both have recovered from Covid-19.


The decision Renlund took was both healthy and productive. We should also learn how to use our time in a great manner.

Given the deadly distractions of today’s world, it’s very hard to focus on one thing but not impossible.

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