Bradley Walsh shares the 1.5. Weight loss after health anxiety

Bradley Walsh will be appearing alongside his son Barney on Bradley & Barney Walsh: Breaking Dad tonight. The ITV series follows father and son on a 3,000 mile journey across Europe, starting in Croatia.

Bradley has made headlines over the years, not only for appearing on hit television shows, but also for his weight loss.

The presenter made changes to his diet and lifestyle after experiencing a health crisis.

In 2019, Bradley told The Sun that his high cholesterol was a “time bomb”.

That, plus the fact that his father died of heart disease when he was just 59, motivated Bradley to take better care of himself.

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Bradley weighed 14 stone and 9 pounds at the time and decided to lose weight.

In July 2019, Bradley said, “I was a time bomb. I produce too much cholesterol. It’s a silent killer.

“My heart man said, ‘Look Brad, you need to get fit.'”

The presenter began making slight changes to his diet, watching his diet and cutting down on his alcohol consumption.

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He explained: “I stopped drinking immediately because of all the hidden sugars and started eating more fruits, vegetables, salads and fish.

“I stopped eating cake, bread and pasta and we got a puppy, a Shiba Inu named Lulu — not after the singer — which was brilliant because now she takes me for a walk every day.”

Due to the death of his father, Bradley’s 60th birthday in 2020 was a big event.

Speaking to The Sun, he continued: “I had a problem because my father Daniel died at the age of 59.

“It was in the back of my mind that I just had to get beyond my father’s age. So turning 60 was a small milestone.”

The presenter added that after realizing he was “really quite tall” during lockdown, he knew he wanted to do something about his weight.

He added, “I was like, ‘Oh crap, I’m going to get in trouble here if I don’t lose weight and start dealing with this.’

“I made a conscious decision to get involved. So touch wood, I’ll be alright.”

Another activity that Bradley has incorporated into his routine aside from walking is boxing.

Thanks to the sport, the presenter lost a whopping stone and a half.

Speaking to fellow guest Kevin Bridges on The Jonathan Ross Christmas Show in December 2020, he said: “I’m back to boxing practice now. full time I managed about a stone and a half in weight.”

Cardiovascular activities like boxing, when done regularly, can be a major contributor to weight loss because they can help dieters achieve a calorie deficit.

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