Former takeaway addict Adam Joy has completely turned his life around.
The 40-year-old stunned his friends and family by losing an incredible 9st in six months.
Following his impressive transformation, the expert dieter was named Male Slimmer of the Year.
After seeing an unflattering picture of himself last August, Adam started worrying about his weight.
The pub landlord was in a very unhealthy state, binging on 50 pints of Stella Artois a week.
Thanks to punters gifting the boss numerous free drinks, he was putting away a whopping 12,800 calories in lager every week.
This is one of the reasons why the Kent man’s bulk ballooned to a dangerous 26st 4lbs.
Speaking about his unhealthy lifestyle, Adam revealed: “Beforehand I was boozing heavily and eating really unhealthy. If walked past a bakery I just had to go in.
“Also working behind the bar meant that every night was a Friday night. We’d have darts on Monday and Wednesdays and quiz nights on Thursdays.
“Punters would always offer to buy me a drink and I’d always accept.
“I wouldn’t have lunch or dinner during a stint behind the bar. I would wait until the shift ended before ordering myself a takeaway – it was usually a kebab.”
The dad knew it was time to cut back when he started to struggle on family outings.
He explained: “Then when I took my son to the England game at a Twickenham game I realised how unfit I was.
“We had seats at the top of the stadium and I was struggling to make my way up.”
Adam decided to join Slimming World, where he’s made some huge changes to his diet.
The pub landlord has ditched takeaways for home cooked meals.
He has even introduced healthy curry nights at his boozer, the Bird in Hand in Dartford.
Cutting back on booze has also helped Adam to cut down his calorie intake.
He said: “Since joining Slimming World I’ve felt great.
“Before joining I was 26st 4lbs. I’m down to 17st 4lbs which I haven’t been since I was 18-years-old.”
Following his dramatic weight loss, Adam hopes that others will follow in his footsteps.
He said: “I hope my story inspires blokes to take up weight loss and Slimming World.
“I’m a real man’s man and when I walked into the class I was greeted to a room full of women.
“I want others to know if I can do it they can too. If I can live and work in a pub and manage to shift the weight so can they.”