Billy Gardell, the lead actor of Bob Hearts Abishola displayed his happiness after losing extra kilos in an interview on The Rich Eisen Show.
The 53-year-old actor said that he is freed from the things that only heavy people understand. His body and joints feel better, and he is trying to stay around to annoy his wife for another 20 years.
Billy Gardell weighed more than 370 pounds nearly a decade ago, but now he is much healthier and down to 212 pounds.
He claimed his weight loss journey was long.
Keep scrolling to know more about his amazing weight loss journey.
How Did Billy Gardell Begin His Weight Loss Journey?
In his past interview on the ‘Wendy Williams show’ said out loud that he loved to eat food, but because of his weight gain, he had to control his food desires.
However, his mindset towards eating habits and foods has completely changed, as seen in the recent interview with Kevin Frazier on Entertainment Tonight.
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The Mike & Molly star has emphasized his family’s eating habits during childhood. He grew up in a house where they ate a lot whether they had a bad or a good day. He grew up as a fat boy due to this.
The weight loss journey began when he was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and was on medication for that. Another reason was Covid-19. He states that he lost 30 pounds before the pandemic, and then Covid-19 hit and punched up all the markings that made him at risk. According to him, he had all of them except “over 65.” To protect himself, he had to change his lifestyle.
Billy Gardell said that he has not only changed his lifestyle but also worked on his mentality to shed those extra kilos and stay healthy and fit.
Apart from changing his lifestyle, Billy Gardell also underwent weight loss surgery. Yes, it is true. After the Covid-19 restrictions were lifted Billy Gardell underwent weight loss surgery. The surgery was a good option for weight loss, according to him.
In addition to this, Gardell does not recommend it to everyone. He explained that he was not saying that everyone should get it done. It was what he needed to do because he had gotten so big that it hurt to exercise.
How Did He Achieve His Goal Of Weight Loss?
In the interview, the actor said that we have a small window to change the way we live, the way we eat, the way we exercise, and so far he has been able to do that. He does it a day at a time and is very grateful that that happened to him. He further happily expressed no more diabetes and no more bad blood numbers.
Billy Gardell lost almost 140 pounds (65 kg) by changing his unhealthy eating habits, getting himself a personal fitness trainer, strict diets, and conditioning his entire lifestyle for a healthy life.
During his journey, his strict diet included lean meat and vegetables, and carbs such as rice and oatmeal. He had to avoid high-calorie foods like rice and white bread at dinner as they cause a spike in his blood glucose levels as per his dietician.
He did everything his professional fitness trainer and nutritionist advised him.
It is a new way of life for him and all of the people around him including his nutritionist and fitness trainer helped him in this weight loss journey.
The media reports that Billy used to walk 20 minutes every day for being active and cheerful during his weight loss regime and undoubtedly it helped him in losing weight.
He Walked Into His Dream Journey
Now, he does not need to take a deep breath when he ties his shoelaces, and he can also get to shop at a normal store. All these little victories excite him and bring joy to his life.
He recommended that everyone who wants to lose weight exercise daily, and if they can’t hit the gym every day, it is important to do cardio. Just keep moving your body which is a major part of weight loss.
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Currently, he is starring in the show Bob Hearts Abishola which airs on Mondays at 8.30 p.m. on CBS. Apart from this show, he has been a part of more than 50 filmographies, lent his voice to the animated movie Ice Age and has been part of other popular shows such as Girl Meets World, Sullivan & Son, Family Guy, and Mike & Molly.