Drew Carey has long been known as the plump comedian, a funny guy who scored high when it came to producing successful situation comedies. He moved on to host the popular game show, “The Price is Right.”
For Drew, though, the price of maintaining his increasingly overweight body was too high. The beloved comedian had diabetes, a condition that can take a major toll on life span and quality of life.
What Drew Did to Battle His Bulge
Drew made the choice to start changing his formerly sedentary lifestyle. He began exercising regularly at a gym. To some, that may sound relatively minor.
But imagine being a celebrity, someone who others instantly recognize. There you are, walking into a gym, noticeably overweight, initially struggling to get through a beginners exercise class or walk just a few miles on a treadmill. It can be an intimidating experience to those of us not in the public eye – and even more so to those who are well-known.
Drew, however, chosen to make his health and well-being his priority, rather than being distracted by public perception.
Message to All: If you’ve been using “they’ll laugh at me” or “I won’t fit in” as a reason to avoid going to the gym, follow Drew’s lead. Focus on your right to good health and get moving.
Drew’s Dietary Changes
In addition to fitness workouts, Drew changed his diet. The funny man used to love to eat large quantities of bread, washed down with sugary sweet soda.
These are two seemingly small diet changes that can add up to BIG weight losses. Consider going to the average restaurant. Before you order, they bring a big heaping basket of hot, steaming, fresh bread, with a side of butter. Without thinking, many of us dive into that bread, buttering and consuming slice after slice well before our main lunch or dinner order arrives!
With sodas, we may use them as a crutch throughout the day, guzzling a soda when we’re hungry, thirsty, tired, frustrated…in need of something to keep us going.
The result of these two habits: way too many empty calories.
Drew’s successes speak for themselves: the 52-year-old game show host has lost 80 pounds! He told a People magazine writer that he was almost too fat for a size 44. Today, he wears a size 33, adding: “I like being skinny.”
Source: People magazine interview, published August 16, 2010.