James Argent looks unrecognisable after incredible 11 stone weight loss following gastric sleeve surgery while singing at a friend’s wedding
James Argent looked unrecognisable as he showed off his 11 stone weight loss as he sang at a friend’s wedding on Friday.
The former TOWIE star, 33, was very trim as he danced with the bride in a black cardigan and grey slacks in a video which he posted to Instagram.
James, also known as ‘Arg’, has been documenting his weight loss journey since he had gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year.
Slimmed down! James Argent, 33, looked unrecognisable as he showed off his 11 stone weight loss as he sang at a friend’s wedding on Friday
He also posed alongside the bride and groom in an earlier picture where he was wearing a white shirt and tie.
Arg beamed from ear to ear while his long brown locks were swept back from his face.
The reality star, who at his heaviest weighed in at 27 stone but now weighs 15st 7lb, looked in very good spirits as cut moves on the dance floor.
Looking good! The former TOWIE star was very trim as he posed with the bride and groom in a black cardigan and grey slacks
Arg told The Sun in a new interview that he was on the brink of death but hadn’t listened to doctors when they warned him.
He admitted he weighed a whopping 27 stone after guzzling down a string of takeaways and fizzy drinks while the coronavirus pandemic left him housebound due to his asthma and morbidly obese state.
The ‘big wake up call’ came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her ‘unrecognisable’ son, who had ballooned after replacing his cocaine addiction with unhealthy grub.
Astonishing: James, also known as ‘Arg’, has been documenting his weight loss journey since he had gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year.
Happy: Arg beamed from ear to ear while his long brown locks were swept back from his face
After he binged the high-calorie meals, Arg was left exhausted so would stay at home on a regular basis. However, one afternoon she found him in bed and began crying.
He admitted: ‘I could have been a goner, so I just knew I had to do something.’
The surgery saw 70 percent of his stomach was removed in the £10,000 operation, which now means he must not drink liquid half an hour before or after eating, with his much-loved fizzy drinks prohibited.
He said: ‘If I drink water just before a meal it sits above my stomach, and if I eat too soon it can make me sick.’
The reality star now swears by a strict diet of chicken salad, fish and vegetables which he supplements with multivitamins, while limiting his liquid intake to green tea and water.
As well as this, he’s certainly putting his gym membership to use, where he attends boxing, swimming and weight training sessions five times a week.
Drastic: Arg had gastric sleeve surgery earlier this year in a bid to transform his health and life for good