Nigel Slater weight loss: Middle East presenter lost belly fat using old school technique

Nigel Slater, 59, is a food writer, journalist and broadcaster from the United Kingdom.

He is currently presenting BBC Two programme Middle East, which is on tonight.

Nigel’s job revolves around food – and yet he was able to cut his body fat from almost obese to below average.

After realising he had gained belly fat in 2003, he reduced his body fat from 22 per cent to 13 per cent. 

What’s more, he did this without a diet plan or going to the gym.

So how did Nigel lose the fat around his middle? He used an old school technique used by nutritionists.

It was prompted after he found a “thick layer” of belly fat, he revealed.

“I caught a glimpse of something in the mirror that shocked me. Around my middle was a thick layer of fat.”

The technique to get rid of it was keeping a food diary, he revealed in a feature for the Guardian. 

“For the entire 12 months I kept a record of everything I put in my mouth,” he revealed. 

Despite losing fat, Nigel was not intending to lose weight through his regime.

This is because, at 72 kilograms, he was already an optimum weight, he wrote.

“ It wasn’t weight I wanted to lose. I have pin thin arms and legs and am apparently the perfect weight for my height. 

“What I wanted to lose was fat,” he added in the article.

Nigel also introduced daily exercise into his routine, but pounding the treadmill was not on the cards.

“I walked for about 30-40 minutes a day. I also swam for two to three hours a week. “

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