JAMES Argent has revealed his new healthy cooking regime after doctors warned him he could die if he doesn’t lose weight.
The 33-year-old, who recently tipped the scales at 26 stone, has been open about struggling to keep his weight under control in lockdown.
James shared his new meal plan on InstagramCredit: Instagram
Now, the former Towie star is taking up a new cooking regime using a meal box delivery service to help him shed some pounds.
Filming himself cooking a healthy lamb and aubergine curry, he showed off his delivery from Hello Fresh, who are helping him plan his meals.
Despite dubbing himself a “terrible cook”, Arg donned an apron with a muscle man on the front as he headed to the kitchen.
He was spotted sitting in his dining room with the ingredients for the curry laid out on the table, before taking his followers along step-by-step.
The star has swollen to more than 26 stoneCredit: Instagram
The star has been using a meal box delivery service to lose weightCredit: Instagram
James explained: “I’ve always been a terrible cook, but this has taught me how easy it is to cook. I can plan meals I want in advance and how many servings I want.”
After finishing up the curry, the reality star showed himself tucking in to the nutritious dinner.
Last month, Arg told of his hopes to get gastric surgery to save his life after a doctor urged him to do something about his weight on Loose Women.
He said: “I spoke to my doctor on the phone numerous amounts of times and even though I had lost weight at the start of the year, I was always considering weight loss surgery.
The star recently said he was looking to get gastric surgeryCredit: Louis Wood – The Sun
“My doctor said the weight I am right now, 26 stone, that is danger territory. My mum and my dad both suffer from heart problems and my dad has got a pacemaker so there could be serious implications for my heart.
“People even say to me, with my weight as it is at the moment, if I catch Covid, I could be one of the people that could be in serious trouble.’
“It is difficult as it is intense and serious. It’s nothing to be taken lightly. I know that if I just work hard then I can do it. It’s just about maintaining it. I’ve always struggled finding a happy medium.
“I believe from the research I’ve done, it can potentially really help me in terms of portion control. It’ll help me long-term. Health is number one.
James made a delicious and healthy curry for dinnerCredit: Instagram
The star said he was worried about the health implications of his weightCredit: Instagram
“I’m rotating three different clothes as that’s all that fits me at the moment. All my friends and family haven’t said it’s too drastic – I think I have to go for it.”
James’ best friend Mark Wright has been supporting him with his fitness journey, with the star saying his mate is “seriously concerned”.
He concluded: “I feel once I’ve got my weight sorted, sky is the limit for me. Once I tackle this, I’ve got a real positive future ahead of me.”
In the same interview, Gemma Collins’s ex revealed he has felt “lonely and bored” since they split and hasn’t been able to stick to his exercise regime now that things have closed.
The couple have been quietly spending time together during lockdown and have become inseparable, according to pals.