James Quinn, from Irvine, Scotland, ballooned to 27 stone after exchanging his job as a fitness instructor for a managerial position at a video rental shop.
The father of four soon fell into bad eating habits, consuming on average four burgers with fried eggs and bacon, along with a whole loaf of bread, two litres of fizzy pop, numerous biscuits and 20 packets of crisps – every day.
“It got to the point where I couldn’t walk up the flight of stairs to get to class. I think it would have killed me,” he said.
The 44-year old explained how he would buy giant multi-packs of crisps and eat them all.
However, when doctors told him he was at risk of a premature death, Quinn decided to regain control over his body.
He joined a local slimming club and began an exercise regime. By cutting out crisps, he managed to shed over half his body weight in just 12 months. Now he weighs 13st 10lbs and no longer has to take blood pressure tablets.
The grandfather of one hopes to continue losing weight and now believes crisps ‘taste like cardboard’.
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