For an age, Drew Carey fell into ‘the cute and cuddly’ category; a status which is as cursed as it is revered. The pudgy, bespectacled comedian was always overweight but at 52-years-old ‘The Price Is Right’ host realized how much of an effect his obesity was having on his health. Drew was diagnosed with diabetes and even underwent angioplasty in 2001, at the age of 43, to pry open clogged arteries in order to allow blood to pass through properly.
“It sucks being fat, you know.”
“I was diabetic with type 2 diabetes.”
But health wasn’t the only factor behind his weight loss – his new family were a huge part of the reason he shed an incredible 80lbs.
“My fiance has a 5-year old, and wow, I’d love to see him graduate, I’d love to be able play with him without getting tired, enjoy my life and watch him grow.”
After losing the 80lbs, Drew happily announced he was “not diabetic anymore. No medication needed.”
But what was his weight loss secret and how did he shed 80lbs in such a short space of time?
“No carbs,” was the long and short of it. “I have cheated a couple times, but basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yogurt, cut some fruit.”
Drew also claims his new diet came hand in hand with working out. He’s been doing “lots of cardio.”
“About 45 minutes of cardio, at least 45 minutes of cardio. I’ve been kind of lazy like lately, so I’m not doing it six days a week, but I will be for this next month.”
After dropping several dress sizes, Drew said it was motivation to keep going, and intends to lose another 10 lbs so he can fit into a size 32.
His diet of choice is similar to the ‘Atkins Diet’ and although that proved very popular during the early 2000s it has since been proved as a false hope as when people return to eating carbs, the weight returns with them.
Successful weight loss comes through a balanced diet and exercise. Not over eating, cutting out sugar and eating plenty of healthy green vegetables is a step in the right direction. The human body needs carbohydrates and healthy fats but not so much proteins so by cutting out carbs you are effectively starving the body.