Drew Carey is known for a few signature things. He’s got those black horn-rimmed glasses. He’s got a flat-top. He makes Cleveland jokes. And, oh yeah, he’s a bit on the pudgy side. Well, he was a bit on the pudgy side, but thanks to a change in dieting habits and a serious exercise regiment, Drew Carey has lost a staggering 80 pounds!
“I like being skinny. I was sick of being fat on the camera,” he told People.com. “I just got sick of it.” He did his weight loss the old fashioned way, too, with diet and lots and lots of exercise. We’re talking 45 minutes of cardio a day and a complete change in how and what he eats. “No carbs,” Carey said of his new restricted diet. “I have cheated a couple times, but basically no carbs, not even a cracker. No bread at all. No pizza, nothing. No corn, no beans, no starches of any kind. Egg whites in the morning or like, Greek yogurt, cut some fruit. I don’t drink anything but water. No coffee, no tea, no soda.”
Carey’s inspiration? Former host of The Price is Right Bob Barker, who at 86 looks as fit and trim as he did when he was breaking into the television business. That and his family: “My fiancée has a 5-year-old, and wow, I’d love to see him graduate,” he added. “I’d love to be able play with him without getting tired, enjoy my life and watch him grow.” Congratulations Drew, as a fellow fatty I know just how terrible it was, and how much work it is to lose that much weight. Here’s hoping others follow suit, if only for their health.