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Super slimmer John Pringle loses seven stone
A GROOM-to-be says he feels like a new man after shedding seven stone and shaving ten inches off his waistline.
Super slimmer John Pringle says people now fail to recognise him and he does a double-take himself when he passes a mirror.
At his heaviest, the 25-year-old tipped the scales at 21st 11lbs and wore XXXXL clothing to fit his 44-inch waistline.
Now John weighs 15 stone, boasts a 34ins waistline and wears a size medium.
John credits his weight-loss to his slimming group, for which he has now become a consultant, and will launch a new group later this month in Woodthorpe.
Before his overhaul, John said he tended to eat takeaways such as pizza and kebabs on his thrice-weekly drinking sessions which would see him sink anywhere up to 15 pints of lager.
Now he eats lean meat and vegetables and cooks his own meals in a healthy way.
“Kelly had been going for about four months when I decided I seriously had to start doing something about my weight,” he said.
“I was well over 20 stone and thought I would give it a go. I had tried other diets such as Slimfast but that always left me hungry. I saw the portions Kelly was eating and I thought the Slimming World plan looked too good to be true.”
However John, of Goole, East Yorkshire, soon saw the results and began losing between two and five pounds each week.
“My biggest problem was alcohol,” he said. “I would drink on a night out and then return home with a pizza and kebab after getting the munchies – and this was after having my tea before I went out.”
John cut down his drinking and now has a takeaway as a monthly treat. After hitting his target weight, John says he feels like a new man.
“People who haven’t seen me in ages do a double-take when they see me now,” he said, adding that one of his highlights was shopping in fashionable high street stores where he can fit into designer clothes.
“I just feel so much better now.”
John’s new group will meet every Monday from 7pm at the Foxwood Community Centre.
John’s vital statistics
Weight: 21st 11lbs
Ate/Drank: Takeaways, pre-packed food, lager
Eats/drinks: Healthy home-cooked meals, lots of lean meat and vegetables and a booze-free diet