By Angie

6th March 2019

Googlebox’s Jonathan Tapper has lost three stone in 12 weeks by adopting healthier lifestyle choices after he was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

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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.

Jonathan said:

“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.”

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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.

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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.

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“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.”

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