James Argent looks slimmer than EVER as he steps out on his birthday and shows off incredible 11 stone weight loss following gastric sleeve surgery
- The TOWIE star looked slimmer than ever when he stepped out on his birthday on Sunday
- James celebrated turning 34 by grabbing lunch in London with his mother Patricia
- The media personality has lost an impressive 11 stone since his gastric sleeve surgery in April
- The £10,000 surgery saw 70 percent of his stomach removed
James Argent looked slimmer than ever when he stepped out on his birthday on Sunday to grab a newspaper in South Woodford before heading to Mojos Brassiere for lunch.
The TOWIE star, 34, highlighted his shrinking frame in black jeans and a cream jumper and turning his head to the right revealed his newly-chiselled jawline.
James – who was joined by his doting mother Patricia – has been documenting his inspirational 11 stone weight loss journey on social media since his gastric sleeve surgery in April.
Wow: James Argent, 34, looked slimmer than ever when he stepped out on his birthday on Sunday to grab a newspaper in South Woodford
Inspirational: James has been documenting his inspirational 11 stone weight loss journey on social media since his gastric sleeve surgery in April (pictured in 2019)
James opted for comfort in black trainers and his floppy brunette hair was neatly styled.
The media personality appeared in high spirits as he went about his day and was looking healthier than ever.
Strolling later on by his mother’s side, James looked dapper wrapped up in a grey coat.
At his heaviest, James weighed in at 27 stone, but now weighs just 15st 7lb.
Sweet: James was joined by his doting mother Patricia as he strolled through the capital and looked dapper in a grey coat
Looking good: James opted for comfort in black trainers and his floppy brunette hair was neatly styled
James told The Sun in a new interview that he was on the brink of death but hadn’t listened to doctors when they warned him.
He admitted he weighed a whopping 27 stone after guzzling down a string of takeaways and fizzy drinks while the coronavirus pandemic left him housebound due to his asthma and morbidly obese state.
The ‘big wake up call’ came when his mum Patricia wept at the sight of her ‘unrecognisable’ son, who had ballooned after replacing his cocaine addiction with unhealthy grub.
Scary: James told The Sun in a new interview that he was on the brink of death but hadn’t listened to doctors when they warned him (pictured left last month and right in 2019)
After he binged the high-calorie meals, James was left exhausted so would stay at home on a regular basis. However, one afternoon she found him in bed and began crying.
He admitted: ‘I could have been a goner, so I just knew I had to do something.’
The surgery saw 70 percent of his stomach was removed in the £10,000 operation, which now means he must not drink liquid half an hour before or after eating, with his much-loved fizzy drinks prohibited.
A different man: James is now a different man and follows a healthy diet that consists of chicken salad, fish and vegetables
He said: ‘If I drink water just before a meal it sits above my stomach, and if I eat too soon it can make me sick.’
The reality star now swears by a strict diet of chicken salad, fish and vegetables which he supplements with multivitamins, while limiting his liquid intake to green tea and water.
As well as this, he’s certainly putting his gym membership to use, where he attends boxing, swimming and weight training sessions five times a week.
Making a change: Doctors had ordered James to ‘lose weight or die’ after he weighed in at 27 stone (pictured right 2019)