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Dibsy Reveals He's Struggled With His Weight Since Lockdown Began

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Dibsy Reveals He's Struggled With His Weight Since Lockdown Began

Darren McClintock - better known by his nickname 'Dibsy' - has appeared on ITV's This Morning to update everyone on how he's been getting on with his transformative weight loss during lockdown.

Unsurprisingly, and as has been the case for a lot of people, he revealed that he's been struggling to keep the pounds off during the lockdowns that have been enforced on us all since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Dibsy's journey has been a well-documented and difficult one. At one stage he struggled to even make it up the stairs because it was too painful, but then dropped a staggering 20 stone in a year after linking with a personal trainer to help his efforts.

As recently as 2018 he couldn't do very much, but his trainer Mike Hind put up signs banning him from takeaways and instigated a fitness and clean eating regime that worked wonders for him.

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He's even completed the Great North Run, and taken part in a boxing match since then, but there is still a long way to go.

Speaking about how hard it's been during this year, Dibsy said: "I couldn't train and it was having a massive effect mentally, we [Mike] had contact every day, but couldn't see each other... It was up to me to train but I struggled massively.

"I was around about 20 stone and I felt great. But then lockdown hit and my world got turned upside down.

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"The first two or three weeks I managed it, but then it started to creep in."

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He's also had surgery to restore his heart's normal rhythm, which hasn't helped. He was back training by February, but that obviously came to an end when lockdown hit.

After the first period of closedown ended, he struggled to get back to training because of his heart.

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He explained: "I had trained myself at the gym and after I put the weight on in the first lockdown I said, 'Let's take control of it now.'

"I took control of it but I took it too far and put myself back into it.

"I have an appointment on January 5 with my consultant and he'll review me and [say] what happens next, but my goal now is just to get the weight off over Christmas."

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"I have my plans in place now to have a better 2021."

His trainer Mike added: "Dibs went away to Bristol to do some [work] training and we weren't together.

"As much as I wanted to say, 'Dibs, you've put on weight,' I had to let him come to me."

"He couldn't go the gym and it just got too much, I think. Everyone struggled but for Dibsy his routine was going to the gym twice a day."

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Well, here's hoping that we all can get back to normal in 2021.

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Topics: UK News, TV and Film, UK Entertainment, Fitness, Health

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