James Argent celebrates hitting his goal weight after losing 13 STONE in 9 months

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James Argent celebrates hitting his goal weight after losing 13 STONE in 9 months

James Argent has celebrated hitting his goal weight.The 34-year-old former TOWIE star has lost a staggering 13 stone in nine months, with a transfo

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James Argent has celebrated hitting his goal weight.

The 34-year-old former TOWIE star has lost a staggering 13 stone in nine months, with a transformation process that has ‘kept him focused and away from his demons’.

Arg took to Instagram on Thursday where he shared photos of himself in swimming trunks, illustrating how he’s dropped from 27 stone to 14 stone, following gastric sleeve surgery at Transform Hospital Group. 

Incredible! James Argent celebrated hitting his goal weight as took to Instagram on Thursday where he shared photos illustrating how he's dropped from 27 stone to 14 stone

Incredible! James Argent celebrated hitting his goal weight as took to Instagram on Thursday where he shared photos illustrating how he’s dropped from 27 stone to 14 stone

The proud reality star delighted in having his own ‘Adele moment’ – after the superstar singer who famously lost over 100lbs. 

Arg wrote alongside his jaw-dropping transformation snaps: ‘9 months ago I dreamed of having THAT @adele moment & here it is.

‘After being 27 stone, depressed and having doctors telling me I was on ‘death row’ I made the decision to have gastric sleeve surgery with @wearetransform which reduced the size of my stomach and limited how much I could eat.

‘I’ve since lost a total of 13 stone and now weigh 14 stone which surpassed all expectations. I’ve never felt happier or healthier. 

What an achievement! The proud reality star celebrated having his own 'Adele moment' in a lengthy caption shared alongside the jaw-dropping transformation snap

What an achievement! The proud reality star celebrated having his own ‘Adele moment’ in a lengthy caption shared alongside the jaw-dropping transformation snap

‘I can honestly say that it was the best decision I’ve ever made. It spurred me on to be serious about my eating habits and exercise.’ 

Arg then detailed how his gastric sleeve was just the start of his journey, and thanks those who’ve supposed his weight loss as he looked to the future. 

He penned: ‘Since my surgery, I’ve followed the advice from the team at Transform Hospital Group and stuck to a healthy diet with smaller portion sizes

‘I’ve also been training in the gym to make my body stronger. That swim across the English Channel is still on the cards. 

‘I’d like to thank everyone who has helped me on my weight loss journey. When I look in the mirror, I’m finally happy with the man looking back at me. 

‘I’m delighted to be starting 2022 as the best version of me. The future is looking bright, and I can’t wait to live it.’

Meanwhile, a source exclusively told MailOnline: ‘Arg has hit his optimum weight and has no desire to lose any more. He feels happier, fitter and more positive than he has in his life. 

‘This whole process has kept him focused, away from his demons and on the straight and narrow.’  

The reality star – who has received support from the likes of boxer Tyson Fury – is also spurred on by the support he’s received from celebrities.   

Our insider said: ‘James has been stunned by the support he’s received. Tyson Fury has sent him a message and all of his old TOWIE mates have been on the phone willing him on.’

MailOnline also understands that Arg plans to share his weight loss tips to help others.

Our source added: ‘Arg is of the view that if he can lose this weight absolutely anyone can. He’s keen to share some advice as to how he has done it and to help others wanting to make the same steps in their life.’

'PROGRESSION!': James' gruelling workout regime was unveiled in an astonishing video which showcased his epic weight loss journey (pictured above post-weight loss)

Journey: The former TOWIE star, better known as Arg, underwent life-saving gastric sleeve surgery nine months ago (pictured before his weight loss)

‘PROGRESSION!’: James’ gruelling workout regime was unveiled in an astonishing video which showcased his epic journey (pictured left, post-weight loss, pictured right pre-weight loss)

James previously told The Sun he was on the brink of death but hadn’t listened to doctors when they warned him.

The ‘big wake up call’ came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her ‘unrecognisable’ son, who had ballooned after replacing his cocaine addiction with unhealthy food.  

After he binged the high-calorie meals, Arg was left exhausted so would stay at home on a regular basis. However, one afternoon she found him in bed and began crying.

He admitted: ‘I could have been a goner, so I just knew I had to do something.’  

The surgery saw 70 percent of his stomach was removed in the £10,000 operation, which now means he must not drink liquid half an hour before or after eating, with his much-loved fizzy drinks prohibited. 

He said: ‘If I drink water just before a meal it sits above my stomach, and if I eat too soon it can make me sick.’

The reality star now swears by a strict diet of chicken salad, fish and vegetables which he supplements with multivitamins, while limiting his liquid intake to green tea and water.

As well as this, he’s certainly putting his gym membership to use, where he attends boxing, swimming and weight training sessions five times a week. 

Change: The 'big wake up call' came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her 'unrecognisable' son, who had ballooned after replacing his cocaine addiction with unhealthy food (pictured May 2019)

Change: The ‘big wake up call’ came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her ‘unrecognisable’ son, who had ballooned after replacing his cocaine addiction with unhealthy food (pictured May 2019)

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