And James Argent showed off his new slimmed down frame on Saturday, as he attended pal Sadie Stuart Wright’s 30th birthday party.
The former TOWIE star, 34, took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of him looking dashing in a white tuxedo suit and black bow tie.
Looking good: James Argent showed off his new slimmed down frame on Saturday, as he attended pal Sadie Stuart Wright’s 30th birthday party
He captioned one snap of him : ‘Let’s go’, looking handsome after losing a whopping 13 stone.
Another photo showed him posing with Josh Wright, who captioned the shot: ‘More and more proud every day boy’.
It comes after James revealed he’s hoping to ‘bulk up’ and regain half a stone after doctors became concerned with the speed of his weight loss.
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.
Proud: Another photo showed him posing with Josh Wright, who captioned the shot: ‘More and more proud every day boy’.
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.’
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.
Handsome: The former TOWIE star, 34, took to Instagram to share a slew of snaps of him looking dashing in a white tuxedo suit and black bow tie
Arg piled on weight during lockdown as he turned to binge eating after battling a cocaine addiction, but he’s now swapped greasy fast food for fish and chicken salads, while nuts and bananas are his go-to snacks.
Speaking on Loose Women last month, 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.’
Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left)
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