Carey is an American comedian, actor, and TV show host. After serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, he began his comedy career. Drew’s comedy was so successful that he had his own sitcom, The Drew Carey Show, which made him even more famous.
Carey also hosted the American version of the comedy show, Whose Line Is It Anyway? In the world of acting and comedy, Drew Carey is a very big name. Throughout his career, he has achieved great success. However, it cannot be said about his health.
Drew has had always troubles with his health. Throughout his acting career, Drew’s weight was always the topic of other comedians’ jokes. Not only did he was made fun of, but Drew’s health was also becoming worse with every passing day.
While struggling with weight, he was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. After which, Carey made the decision to get rid of his weight once and for all. And embarked on the journey to lose weight. While on this journey, Drew succeeded in shedding 60 pounds.
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How did Carey Lose Weight?
Well, Carey lost weight because he had decided in his mind that he was getting rid of the unhealthy life. He made some big changes to the way he spent his day. Drew made some huge changes to his eating habits. He also engaged in working out.
Talking about which, Carey said, “Working out was the key. You can’t just diet.” He cut down the unhealthy foods from his menu and replaced them with healthy ones. Along with that, Drew also joined a gym near his home where he worked out for hours.
Drew’s Diet Plan
Drew opted for a low-carb diet. He completely eliminated bread and pasta from his diet. And in place of them, Carey included vegetables and fruits in his diet. He started eating more salad and less meat. Carey also stayed away from sugary products.
He also limited his alcohol consumption, substituting it with fruit juice. He would drink more water to keep the unnecessary hunger away. These untimely hunger temptations were the main reason behind Drew’s weight gain, which he eliminated succeedingly.
He said, “Whenever I felt like taking a bite of burger and pizza, I remembered the advice of Kate Moss (the British supermodel). She said to me ‘nothing tastes as good as skinny feels’ and it has changed my life.” So far, Carey has eliminated his old negative eating habits.
Drew’s Workout Plan
After joining the gym in his neighborhood, Carey started spending most of his mornings there. He would do all kinds of workouts from lifting weights to squats and from running on the treadmill to cycling.
Carey also included meditation in his daily routine. While working out burned his calories, meditation helped him achieve peace of mind. And these exercises combined with his healthy diet plan improved his overall health. Within months, Carey got rid of his old unhealthy physique and replaced it with the new and healthy one.
Before & After Weight Loss
Before embarking on his weight loss journey, Carey weighed at his heaviest of all time, 250 pounds. However, after losing 60 pounds, his new weight is around 190 pounds. He went from size 44 to size 34 and Carey is not done yet. He is planning to lose 40 more pounds.
Drew’s Comments About His Weight Loss
When Drew was asked about his weight loss journey, he replied that he was feeling great about the changes he made in his appearance. “I like being skinny,” he said, “I was sick of being fat on the camera. Really, I just got sick of it.”
Drew added, “Once I started losing weight, again, like once I started dropping a couple of pant sizes, then it was easy ’cause once you see the results, then you don’t wanna stop.”
Undergoing Cataract Surgery
In 2020, Carey underwent cataract surgery to improve his eyesight. It is a procedure through which the natural lens of the eye, that has developed an opacification, is removed and replaced with an artificial one.
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After grinding constantly and changing his old habits, Carey has succeeded in getting rid of an unhealthy lifestyle. He is living a way better life than before. Drew is back in the physique when he was in Marine Corps. His fans are happy and are congratulating him.