Googlebox’s Jonathan Tapper has lost three stone in 12 weeks by adopting healthier lifestyle choices after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.
The 51-year-old star has gone from 21st 3lb to a trimmer 18st 8lb and has seen his waist shrink from 44 inches to 38 inches after he adopted healthier lifestyle choices following a Type 2 diabetes diagnosis.
“I love to eat so keeping the weight off has always been a struggle.
“I’ve lost weight a few times, through cutting out the rubbish in my diet and upping the exercise, but over the years the pounds have slowly crept back on.”
The Tapper family include Jonathan – who used to own a restaurant but now works as an executive chauffeur – his wife Nikki and their two children Josh and Amy.
Before his lifestyle change, he and his family – who star alongside him on ‘Gogglebox’ – would munch on takeaways in front of the television and eat greasy full English breakfasts, but he now chooses healthy stir fry dinners.
He is quoted by the Daily Mirror newspaper as saying:
“I’ve never been one for short-term quick fix diets.
“For me it’s always been about making a lifestyle change not just wanting to lose a few pounds for a special occasion.
“Being a chauffeur, I’d spend the bulk of my day sat behind the wheel getting no exercise.
“Filming for ‘Gogglebox’ could take up to 12 hours a week and that was 12 hours that I was paid to sit around without moving.
“I’ve really noticed a change in my physical ability since I started and as the weight’s dropped off and my flexibility had improved, it’s much easier to move around.
“Physically and mentally I feel better than I ever have.”