The well-known ITV chaser, Mark Labbett, has undergone a remarkable transformation in his appearance. Currently, Labbett can be seen on ABC’s show “The Chaser.”
Mark Labbett is a highly successful TV personality. Despite his accomplishments in the entertainment industry, he faced some health challenges.
Until very recently, Labbett grappled with obesity, which had been a concern since his childhood. In fact, it was his weight that earned him the famous nickname “The Beast.”
However, he has successfully overcome this issue and shed a significant amount of weight. If you take a look at Mark’s current physique, you might question why he’s called “The Beast.” In this article, we’ll explore how Labbett managed to achieve this impressive weight loss within just a few months.
Why did Mark lose weight?
One of the questions that fans ask frequently is why Labbett lost weight in the first place. They were concerned about his health. Labbett was having some health issues but he never gave much thought to weight loss.
However, he finally took the decision to lose pounds when doctors told him that he had Type 2 Diabetes. “There were some problems with my health and there was no better solution other than losing weight,” Mark told the interviewer. Hence started his weight loss journey.
How much does Mark weigh before losing weight?
Things weren’t going well for Mark. At his heaviest, he weighed around 29 stones, which is equivalent to a staggering 406 pounds (184 kilograms). You can probably guess that these numbers aren’t very healthy.
How did Mark lose so much weight?
There are hundreds of techniques to lose weight and 100 books written on the subject. The dilemma for Labbett was to choose the best method.
In this matter, he asked his friend, Paul Sinha, for help. Because he also had the same diabetes.
After discussing with his friend and asking nutritionists, Labbett finally built a diet plan for himself in order to lose weight. He also did some exercise as well.
There were many things Mark was consuming in a day. But the sugar was dangerous in all of them. As he had diabetes, experts told him to cut out all the sugar from his food. Mark said, “I loved sugar a lot. Most of what I ate contained sugar. But now I have to take control of myself.”
He continued, “I still consume sugar but an awful lot less amount”. Besides that, he also gave up unhealthy food such as Junk food and drinking. As of now, Labbett’s main focus is green vegetables.
In an interview, Labbett said, “I have found out that the common thing among the most obese people is that they don’t eat breakfast”.
This might seem odd but if reflected upon, is a fact. If you don’t eat a proper breakfast, your energy level will be down the whole day and you’ll end up consuming a lot of calories because of hunger and stress.
Along with maintaining his food consumption, Labbett also focused on exercise. He would run and cycle for an hour daily. Another interesting thing he did was he would play with his nine-year-old son.
Labbett would run along with his son. In that way, he enjoyed time with his son as well as burned a lot of calories.
Before & After Weight Loss
As mentioned earlier, before Mark Labbett began his weight loss journey, he weighed a hefty 409 pounds. However, after successfully shedding weight, he now tips the scales at around 266 pounds (120 kilograms).
How much weight did Mark lose?
With all effort combined, Mark lost 10 stones successfully. It was really a big deal. He lost 140 pounds (63 kg).
When Mark got the news that he had diabetes, he had two options. One, he becomes sad and depressed and ends up thinking about it all the time without making any progress. Second, he should get up and start working on his health.
The good thing is that he took the second decision. That’s what the most courageous people do. So if you are somehow stuck in such a situation, do the right thing.