Paddy McGuinness appears on BBC tonight at 7:35pm to present Question of Sport. He will be joined by celebrity guests Johanna Konta, Holly Bradshaw, Ellis Genge, Ryan Sidebottom, Ugo Monye, and Sam Quek. Viewers will be reminded of Paddy’s recent weight loss – but how has he maintained his slim frame?
Making changes to his general lifestyle, Paddy started going to then gym and watching what he ate.
In an Instagram post, he wrote: “Totally forgot to post this last year!
“This is a before and after pic from the four months of good diet and training I did.
“I really enjoyed it and definitely could have got leaner but I began to feel a bit too thin.
“I started at 92.7kg and finished at 78.7kg.
“I got down from around 26 percent body fat to 12 percent and went from a 36 inch waist to a 32 inch.”
The presenter added: “I’m now somewhere in between these two pics shape wise, probably more to the first one after Chrimmy!
“I still enjoy training but I don’t fancy stripping that much fat again.
The dad-of-three therefore ensured he increased his fitness regime, managing to lose seven pounds in less than a week by cycling and avoiding cake.
He posted on Twitter at the time: “Five days later, 7lbs lighter.
“Couple of short bike rides and no cake, happy with that.”
Cycling is one of the best sports for weight loss due to then high intensity of the activity.
Even a few minutes of cycling a day can contribute to weight loss, according to nutrition expert Dr Michael Mosley.
The doctor previously told Express.co.uk: “I recommend just 10 minutes on a static bike three times a week, plus quick strengthening exercises which don’t require special equipment.
“In case you’ve never tried High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), it involves a few very short bursts of strenuous exercise carried out in succession, exercising in this way, can help improve your aerobic fitness in a relatively short time.
“If you don’t have an exercise bike you can try pedalling on your road bike furiously up a hill, running up the stairs, or doing short sprints when out on a run, just pick up your walking pace until you are breathing hard.
“The main thing is that these bursts should be brief – 30 seconds maximum when it comes to the stairs, or running – but hard enough to get your heart rate up.”