Spall is an English actor and TV presenter. He rose to fame after playing Barry Spencer Taylor in the comedy-drama, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet. Timothy was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role after playing in Secret & Lies.
His acting was so much amazing that Spall started getting movie after movie. He has worked on Hamlet, Still Crazy, The Damned United, and many more. Timothy also played Peter Pettigrew in five Harry Potter Films. Well, acting is not the only thing that Spall shines at.
Recently, he has transformed his health completely by shedding extra pounds. Fans were in awe and wonder when the 65-year-old actor shared his new photo.
Spall’s weight loss was a big surprise for his fans, but what was even more shocking was the fact that a few years ago, Timothy was diagnosed with Leukemia and yet he transformed his health completely.
Spall’s way of losing weight was quite surprising as well. So, how did he do that? Also, find out the secret behind Angelina Jolie‘s massive weight loss.
Timothy Spall’s Weight Loss Journey
The Harry Potter star started his weight loss journey in the summer of 2019. “I wanted to change my lifestyle and lose weight. And it’s done what I’d always hoped it might. As a character actor, it’s put me in a position where I’m not hobbled by being a certain shape,” Spall said.
“I’m no longer that avuncular round bloke. It does feel liberating on many levels,” he added. Yes, losing 50 pounds is quite a big achievement. But what makes this achievement even bigger is the way that Spall lost weight in.
It’s Just Simple Science
Spall said that he followed simple science to lose weight. “It’s the scoff-less diet. Simple science says that if you eat more than you burn, you put on weight. If you eat less, it comes off. But keeping it off isn’t easy. You have to be vigilant.”
Whereas Spall followed simple science to lose weight, he also didn’t lose track of his favorite thing, booze. “If I was going to write a diet book, it would be two pages. The first one is, food and booze are lovely and exercise is horrible,” Timothy said.
He added, “Right, turn over the page, if you eat too much and drink too much, you put on weight. If you eat about the right amount, you don’t. And that’s it really!” As simpler as Spall’s advice might sound, it is just a clear fact.
It is all about maintaining modesty in your diet. Although I wouldn’t encourage you to love booze as much as Spall does, the rest of the advice is sound and very healthy if you follow it.
Before & After Weight Loss
Timothy achieved an incredible weight loss of 50 pounds, bringing his current weight down to 150 pounds. Before his transformation, he used to weigh approximately 200 pounds. This change has not only made him happier but has also greatly improved his overall health.
Timothy on Leukemia
As far as Timothy’s leukemia is concerned, he is in way better condition than before and is improving day by day. Talking about his illness, Spall said, “I didn’t know what made me ill but stress had something to do with it and the point is now to head off stress from the past. It made me aware of things and become more selective.”
He further said, “I am less worried about employment. I really do my homework so I am not getting stressed on the set because I don’t know what I’m doing.”
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By losing 50 pounds within a short period of time, Timothy has proved that nothing is impossible if you give enough time and effort to what you want to achieve.
He not only transformed his health but also set a great example for those who want to do the same.