How Brian McFadden shed off those extra pounds in just 4 weeks!
There’s something about Irish people that makes them so attractive. Be it their culture, their special whisky, their accent, or anything else we just can’t leave them unnoticed. And what happens when you are a good looking Irish boy band singer? The paparazzi just can’t leave you alone.
While fame can be fun, it can soon become annoying as you are constantly being photographed and interviewed everywhere you go. You won’t always be picture perfect, and even the smallest flaws and imperfections are exaggerated to such an extent that it can start taking a toll both physically and mentally on your daily life.
Weight Loss Story
So today we bring to you the weight loss story of Brian McFadden. How he shed those extra kilos and stayed motivated. His body transformation story will surely help you with that extra boost of motivation you so desperately needed:
Hailing from the beautiful town of Dublin, Ireland, Brian Nicholas McFadden is an Irish singer, songwriter and television presenter. A former member of Westlife, a pop and soft rock Irish boy band for which he shot to fame in 1998, Brian was born on 12 April 1980. From an early age, he developed an interest in singing, dancing, and football.
Young Brian also acted in the comedy Irish TV series Finbar’s Class. The band releases several hit studio albums and singles which not only became the top 5 singles in Ireland but also featured in the top 10 list of other European countries, New Zealand and Australia.
In March of 2004, he left the band to spend more time with his family. During this time, he also started working on his solo projects. After being signed to Sony BMG records, he released his solo album ‘Irish Son’ and four other studio albums ‘Set in Stone,’ ‘Wall of Soundz,’ ‘The Irish Connection’ and ‘Otis.’
Brian’s personal relationships were never stable. He married singer Kerry Ketona but divorced in 2004. He had two daughters with her. He was also in a relationship with Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress Delta Goodrem from 2004-2011. Irish Model Vogue Williams got married to him in 2012 but separated in 2017.
Due to his hectic schedule, irregular eating hours, frequent outside food, and frequent traveling, he started putting on a few pounds. He has worked as a judge on Australia’s got talent, was a presenter in Football Superstar, guest judge on Australian Idol and has also appeared as a contestant on shows like Stepping Out, Get your act together, The Jump, Dancing on Ice to name a few.
Long shooting schedules for these shows soon led to an unhealthy lifestyle. Its then that he decided that he had to lose weight. Not just for himself, but for his career and for his children as well. At 39 years of age, the hit-maker lost 7 pounds in just 4 weeks and impressed his fans.
It’s not very uncommon for celebrities working in reality TV shows that require physical activity like dancing or skating or anything else to lose weight. Similarly, when he got involved in TV shows like Strictly come Dancing and Dancing on ice, his physical activity increased.
He, along with the other contestants, took part in hours of hard training for this show which helped him melt those extra pounds away from his body. Hours of dance choreography and cardio training helped him strengthen his core, work on his balance, and tone up his whole body, which he shared with his fans on Instagram. He got a lot of praise for his work, and the fans loved his new avatar.
Alongside his fitness regime, he very diligently focused on his nutrition. Exercise cannot alone lose fat, and he knew that very well. Growing up as an Irishman where potatoes and rice were the staple food, it was challenging for him to shift to a new diet. The fitness experts associated with the shows he worked on helped him understand the importance of cutting carbohydrates or sugar from his diet.
After that, there was no looking back. In an interview with the daily mail in 2015, he said that he followed a low-carb meal with high protein but wasn’t regular with it. He would sometimes follow that a few weeks before a show to shed a few pounds to get in shape. Recently, he’s following the Atkins diet diligently. He has been on and off it since he was 25 years old.
In this diet, you can lose weight eating as much fat and protein as you want and avoiding food with high carbohydrate content. Following this diet, his blood sugar levels improved, his mood improved, good cholesterol ‘HDL,’ triglycerides and other health markers drastically improved resulting in energy throughout the day with less hunger pangs so that he could stay focused on his work and not let the mind wander about thoughts of food.
You start by consuming just 20 grams of carbohydrates per day for 2 weeks while maintaining a high protein and fat diet. Carbohydrates are slowly added when you’re close to your body weight goals.
A general plate of Brian would consist of steak, eggs, bacon, and a few carrots and other green vegetables. He would supplement this by consuming ample amount of water which prevented him from getting dehydrated due to grueling workout sessions and kept hunger pangs at bay.
Today Brian stands tall and proud at 6 feet and 2 inches and 7 pounds less from his body and with a net worth of 18 million US dollars.
Brian’s story truly shows us how a weight loss journey doesn’t need to be so long that you can’t even visualize it. If he can do it in 4 weeks, you can too. With sheer mental determination, he has surely made us proud and also inspired the masses that staying and being healthy is a mindset and that anyone can achieve it. With proper exercise, the correct nutrition and will power consistently followed over a period of time can definitely yield results that you can be proud of.