Gogglebox’s Jonathan Tapper loses 3 stone in just 12 weeks after scary diabetes diagnosis

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GOGGLEBOX couch potato Jonathan Tapper has lost nearly THREE stone in just 12 weeks after being diagnosed with diabetes.

The 51-year-old, who had been tucking into Full English breakfasts and guzzling garbage in his day job as a chauffeur, launched himself into a healthy new regime.

Gogglebox star Jonathan Taper has lost nearly three stone
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He slimmed down from 21st 3lb to 18st 8lb and also saw his waist shrink down from 44 inches to 38.

The star, who piled on the pounds after filming Channel 4’s Googlebox, made the change after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes.

He said: “I love to eat so keeping the weight off has always been a struggle.
“I’ve lost weight a few times, through cutting out the rubbish in my diet and upping the exercise, but over the years the pounds have slowly crept back on.”

He piled on the weight slouching in front of the TV
Now he’s slimmer than ever
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He worked out to shed the pounds
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Londoner Jonathan told the Mirror: “I’ve never been one for short-term quick fix diets.

“For me it’s always been about making a lifestyle change not just wanting to lose a few pounds for a special occasion.

He has shared his incredible progress
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He still enjoys the sofa from time to time
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Chauffeur Jonathan used to weigh more than 21 stone[/caption]

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The telly star said he has ditched his unhealthy ways – and won’t go back[/caption]

“Being a chauffeur, I’d spend the bulk of my day sat behind the wheel getting no exercise.

“Filming for Gogglebox could take up to 12 hours a week and that was 12 hours that I was paid to sit around without moving.”

He added: “I’ve really noticed a change in my physical ability since I started and as the weight’s dropped off and my flexibility had improved, it’s much easier to move around.

“Physically and mentally I feel better than I ever have. There’s no going back to my old ways snacking on crisps and hopefully I’ll see more weight fall off.”

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He says being stuck behind the wheel of his car meant his did almost no exercise[/caption]

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Jonathan and the Tapper family spend 12 hours a week filming Googlebox[/caption]

The star, who is seen munching takeaways with wife Nikki and kids Josh and Amy on the show, now has porridge for breakfast, a veggie lunch and healthy stir-fry for dinner.

His calorie intake has dropped from more than 3,000 a day to around 1,800 and he now exercises four times a week.

Jonathan took on the Do The Unthinkable diet, which features high intensity workouts and low-calorie pre-prepared meals.

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