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Labour Deputy Leader Tom Watson Reversed His Type 2 Diabetes And Lost 7 Stone After Going On A Diet

Tom Watson today verified that he has reversed his Type 2 diabetes and lost 7 stone after going on the Keto diet - which involves placing butter in his coffee.

Tom Watson, the Labour deputy leader, 51, stated he went on the drastic weight-loss regime after his weight soared to 22-stone.

He stated he worried that he would die young and leave his 2 young kids without a dad unless he made a drastic change to his lifestyle.

Therefore he ditched the beer and curries he had survived on while working in Westminster and adopted the drastic Keto diet, while additionally taking up exercise.

He informed the BBC Radio 4 Today Programme this morning: 'I have battled with my weight since my early 20s and I put the pounds on.

'A couple of years ago I maintained putting the pounds on and I was identified as having Type 2 diabetes.

'Like many middle-aged men , I instantly went into denial . . . .I pretended I did not have it.

'Then I hit 22 stone , and I have got young kids, and I maintained reading biographies of Labour politicians who had died in their 50s and I understood I had to sort it out.'

Mr Watson overhauled his way of life after being given the shock Type 2 diabetes diagnosis during the summer of 2017.

He ditched all processed foods, junk food, starchy carbohydrates and refined sugar from his diet plan.

And instead he adopted the 'Ketogenic' design diet also involves eliminating carbs and taking more working out.

One part of Mr Watson's routine is 'bulletproof coffee', made using butter. The saturated fats are said to stop you getting hungry throughout the day.

Mr Watson actually credits the diet with assisting to improve his IQ.

The Labour MP cautioned that one million Britons are living with Type 2 diabetes without actually knowing it.

And he declared that the toll the illness takes on people's health - and the NHS - is staggering.

He stated: 'We are amputating 120 feet and toes in the NHS each week.'

But he stated the illness is preventable - an treatable, and he is actually a good example of this.

Mr Watson will detail the impressive turnaround in his health in a speech today to the yearly conference of ukactive, a physical activity group.

And he will utilize the address to commit a Labour government to reversing within five years the sharp rise in diagnosed diabetes cases that means that above 3.5m Britons have the disease.

He is working with another independent group of specialists looking into what procedures would be needed to do that.

It comes as it is verified that only two of 53 European nations are fatter compared to Britain, a report shows today.

The UN study discovered that two in three of us are overweight and one in four is obese.

It blamed the situation on lack of working out, bad diet and heavy drinking. Campaigners stated the statistics were alarming and warned that deaths from diabetes and heart problems could spiral without urgent action.

UK obesity rate of 28% is beaten merely by Turkey, with 32%, and Malta at 29%. The European average is 23%.

Obesity is considered as a body mass index (BMI) score of above 30. A tally above 25 is seen as overweight.