James Argent has drastically transformed his appearance in recent months, shedding nearly 11 stone following fears he would eat himself to death.
The reality TV personality has revealed that he’s now his his goal weight of 15st 7 after a lockdown filled with binge-eating led to the star reaching an unhealthy 27st.
Arg, who kicked his cocaine and booze addiction following a rehab stint in 2020, admitted to The Sun that he replaced one vice with another and turned to fast food, snacks and fizzy drinks to cure his lockdown boredom.
Speaking to the publication, the 33 year old said of his return from the Thai rehab centre in February 2020: “I was in a good place,” adding that: “I had a healthy balance of food and exercise, a good routine and I was three months clean and sober.”
(Image: Instagram – James Argent)
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However, lockdown hit only weeks after his return, which threw his plans to stay active with boxing and swimming into chaos as he was forced indoors.
The star detailed the struggle of living alone, admitting that his bingeing got “out of control”
He said: “I was living alone and even though I wasn’t doing drink or drugs, which I was extremely proud of, I was comfort-eating out of boredom and to escape feelings, and it got out of control.”
(Image: Instagram – Arg)
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