James Argent reveals plans to ‘bulk up and put on half a stone’ after concerning doctors with dramatic 13st weight loss in just nine months
James Argent has revealed his next steps for his body transformation journey after undergoing life-saving gastric sleeve surgery last April.
The former TOWIE star, 34, has shed a staggering 13st- almost half of his previous 27.5st bodyweight.
And now Arg hopes to ‘bulk up and put on half a stone’ after concerning doctors with the speed he has lost weight.
James Argent has revealed his next steps for his body transformation journey after undergoing life-saving gastric sleeve surgery last April (left this month, right before surgery)
In an interview with The Mirror, the television personality said his surgeon had predicted him to reach his weight goal 15st 7lb, within 18 months.
Now weighing 14.5stone just nine months after surgery, Arg said he is having to go for regular blood tests to ensure he is getting the nutrients he needs.
He 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.’
Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left)
The TV star also spoke of how his battle with weight prior to the surgery and how his love of food soon turned into an addiction.
Arg piled on weight during lockdown as he turned to binge eating after battling a cocaine addiction.
He recalled: ‘My whole day revolved around it – when was my next meal, I’d start off with a big full English breakfast, then throughout the day I’d have fizzy drinks, chocolate, chewy sweets and crisps.
‘For lunch and dinner I’d have takeaways. I was bingeing on bad food from the moment I woke up.’
Arg has now swapped greasy fast food for fish and chicken salads, while nuts and bananas are his go-to snacks.
Deep dive: Speaking on Loose Women on Tuesday, Arg said: ‘I’ve been suffering with a binge eating disorder for over half of my life’
Speaking on Loose Women on Tuesday, Arg spoke of his eating disorder in a investigative segment.
He said: ‘I’ve been suffering with a binge eating disorder for over half of my life and although people might think that condition is quite rare, more people actually suffer from binge eating disorders than what they do from anorexia and bulimia.’
During the VT, James spoke to his mum, Patricia, and asked: ‘When did you notice there was something not right with me?’
She replied: ‘Lockdown is when it started to creep up on you. You seemed to be putting on weight every week and I noticed you weren’t moving as much as you could have been, and you just didn’t seem happy in yourself.’
James, went on to explain he was ‘so image conscious’, and said: ‘I hated the way I looked. I would wait until it was dark to leave the house. I think a massive, massive turning point for me was when you came into my room and I was lying there.
‘It was during the day and I was just so tired, so uncomfortable, I was so depressed, I didn’t feel like getting out of bed. You came in and you just really cried. I remember you saying, ‘I don’t recognise my son’.’
Looking downwards, Patricia said: ‘I do remember that day, James.’
During the VT, James spoke to his mum, Patricia, and asked: ‘When did you notice there was something not right with me?’. She replied: ‘Lockdown’