News

James Argent ordered to put ON weight by doctors as he loses 13st ‘too quickly’ after gastric band

JAMES Argent has revealed doctors have ordered him to put ON weight after he lost 13st following gastric sleeve surgery. The Towie star lost weight so quickly after his surgery that he now has to go for regular check ups. Arg said: “I’ve lost a little bit more than what I wanted to, so I […] ...

JAMES Argent has revealed doctors have ordered him to put ON weight after he lost 13st following gastric sleeve surgery.

The Towie star lost weight so quickly after his surgery that he now has to go for regular check ups.

Arg lost a massive 13st in three months

Arg said: “I’ve lost a little bit more than what I wanted to, so I want to get more toned, bulk up a little bit and maybe even put on half a stone.”

The 34-year-old weight 27.5st at his heaviest and doctors predicted it would take him 18 months to reach his goal weight of 15st 7lb.

But just three months after the operation he is already down to 14.5st.

Arg has been training with best mate and personal trainer Mark Wright, and he says his pal is always there for him – no matter what.

“We’ve trained together on the weights and he’s always a phone call away,” he said.

“Whether it’s weight problems, girl problems or anything else, Mark is always the person I turn to.”

After swapping his drug and alcohol dependency for food addiction, Arg joked to the Mirror that he needs to be careful he doesn’t end up with a shopping habit now none of his clothes fit.

He said: “The only thing I’ve really got to watch is that I don’t turn into a shopaholic, because I’ve had to clear out my whole wardrobe.

“I never imagined my life would be like this. I feel confident, much more energetic, happier and healthier. I’m buzzing off life.”

Arg previously opened up to The Sun about what life was like when he was bingeing – confessing that he shut himself off from the world.

He said: “Bingeing made me tired and lethargic so I’d make plans every day to meet friends, do a job or achieve something.

“But after I binged, I was so exhausted I’d end up just staying in bed and not leaving the house. Then one afternoon my mum found me in bed and started crying.

“She said, ‘I don’t recognise my son any more.’ That was a big wake-up call.

“Also, I reached the heaviest I’ve ever been in the height of the ­pandemic and doctors said I was ­dicing with death because I’ve got bad asthma and was morbidly obese, which was the worst possible combination if I was to catch Covid.”

He now plans to bulk up and has been training with Mark Wright
At his heaviest Arg weight 27.5st

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this:
Available for Amazon Prime