While lots of us have put on weight in recent weeks, Alan Titchmarsh has done the opposite. The 71-year-old TV presenter says he has lost a stone since the pandemic started, thanks to hours spent working on his four acres of land without the help of his usual hired gardeners.
So could anyone do it? Roy Taylor, a professor of medicine and metabolism at Newcastle University, says it is entirely possible to lose a stone within four to six weeks if your BMI is higher than the typically healthy range. And, whats more, there is a sure-fire, scientific route to doing so. Heres what the experts say.
Alan Titchmarsh has lost a stone since the start of lockdown
Cut calories sharply at first To lose weight safely, the advice has always been to lose no more
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How to lose a stone and tone up during lockdown - The Times