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Dad Loses Three-And-A-Half Stone In Just 16 Weeks After Changing Breakfast

Dad Loses Three-And-A-Half Stone In Just 16 Weeks After Changing Breakfast

Paul Harrison used to spend his evenings sat on the couch, drinking six cans of lager and watching football, but now he doesn't.

So on the surface of it, you would probably guess that his life has gone downhill. But to the contrary, Mr Harrison has managed to lose three-and-a-half stone in just 16 weeks and says his life has been changed for the better.

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Mr Harrison lost three-and-a-half stone in just 16 weeks. Credit: Ultimate Performance
Mr Harrison lost three-and-a-half stone in just 16 weeks. Credit: Ultimate Performance

Nowadays, Mr Harrison, from Astley, UK, starts his days with a breakfast of steak and veg, which I think most of us could get used to; it definitely beats cornflakes anyway.

But of course, you won't lose weight by having steak for brekkie if you then go and eat crap for the rest of the day.

Typically, the 41-year-old will follow this up with lean meat and veg for lunch, followed by a prawn stir fry for tea (yes, the evening meal is called tea, and yes, Mr Harrison's diet clearly disregards the importance of us cutting down on our meat intake).

The floor layer said he shunned his old lifestyle because he realised that he 'had to change'.

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Mr Harrison has changed his lifestyle and reaped the rewards. Credit: Ultimate Performance
Mr Harrison has changed his lifestyle and reaped the rewards. Credit: Ultimate Performance

He told The Mirror: "I was sick of being a slob. I just used to live on fast food. I was always eating on the go - if I was hungry I would pull in at a petrol station and grab a chocolate bar and a bag of crisps to keep me going till I got home.

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"I was just snacking all the time, drinking too much, going out a lot.

"If the football was on I would get six cans of lager, for no reason other than the football was on telly. I realised that I had to change."

I think many of us can probably relate to the aforementioned way of life, but fair play to Mr Harrison, he has managed to leave it behind and says he feels better for it.

He explained: "We do a lot of walking now as a family. I try to aim for 15,000 steps a day. You don't realise that if you lounge round the house at the weekend it can get to 2pm and you will only have done 2,000 steps.

"So now I make sure we get out on lots of walks. The kids always say they want to play on the Xbox but they aren't allowed to go on it unless they've been on the walk."

Mr Harrison is happier now, honestly. Credit: Ultimate Performance
Mr Harrison is happier now, honestly. Credit: Ultimate Performance

He continued: "We've also bought a dog as well, so that gets us out even more.

"We have spent money on doing our garden up so we don't need to go out as much to socialise - instead we sit in the garden and have our friends round while the kids play.

"We don't need to go to the pub any more to socialise and it has saved us money. It has completely changed our lives."

So if you wanna follow in Mr Harrison's steps, then you might wanna trade in your Coco Pops for some steak... And your pints for some plant pots.

Featured Image Credit: Ultimate Performance

Topics: Weight Loss, uk news, Inspirational, Community

Jake Massey

Jake Massey is a journalist at LADbible. He graduated from Newcastle University, where he learnt a bit about media and a lot about living without heating. After spending a few years in Australia and New Zealand, Jake secured a role at an obscure radio station in Norwich, inadvertently becoming a real-life Alan Partridge in the process. From there, Jake became a reporter at the Eastern Daily Press. Jake enjoys playing football, listening to music and writing about himself in the third person.