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Pub landlord sheds 13 stone in incredible transformation and reveals how he got his six pack

Daily Record logoDaily Record 11/11/2018 Daniel Hammond
Hafthor Julius Bjornsson standing in front of a store: Adam Joy before his weightloss journey began with regular customer Frank © Adam Joy before his weightloss journey began with regular customer Frank

A pub landlord called time on his boozing and swapped his beer belly for a six-pack in just TEN months - by cutting out FIFTY pints each week.

Adam Joy, 41, put an end to his daily seven pints of Stella and lost a whopping 13-and-a-half stone of extra body fat.

Despite still eating a proper Full English breakfast every day, publican Adam is closer than ever to his goal of a well-defined six pack.

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He has kept the weight off by cutting out late-night drinking sessions and opting for early-morning runs with his personal trainer.

Adam embarked on his incredible weight-loss journey after struggling to climb up his stairs and suffering from elevated blood pressure.

The father-of-two reflected on his unhealthy lifestyle choices and decided to get in touch with his local Slimming World centre.

He swapped pints of beer for ice-filled glasses of gin and ditched fast food in favour of lean, protein packed breakfasts.

a person standing posing for the camera © Credits: Adam Joy/SWNS.COM

In under a year, the pub landlord has cut his weight down by a whopping 13.5 stone - leaving him full of energy and drive.

Adam, from Dartford, Kent, said: "I couldn't get up the stairs, there was even a time at Twickenham where I couldn't get up to the next floor to watch the game.

"Now I still enjoy myself, I drink gin and slimline and still eat a cooked breakfast with bubble and squeak - just with leaner sausages.

"The message I want to get across to people is that fad diets did not change my weight, it's about long term strategies.

a man standing in front of a store © Credits: "I'm close to achieving my goal of getting a six pack, I have until New Years Eve to complete it.

"I now run four times a week and I go to the gym three or four times as well where I hit the weights."

A combination of high-protein, low fat meals and long walks with his dog slashed Adam's waistline by six inches and alleviated his high blood pressure.

His day now starts with a grilled Full English, which sees him fast for the afternoon before his last order of a high protein milkshake and fruit.

The new lifestyle has rubbed off on the family, with Adam acting as head chef for his family and wife Carol-Ann, 47.

a man giving thumbs up © Credits: Adam Joy/SWNS.COM His success at his weight loss group saw him win the Slimming World Man of the Year competition and become a fat-loss mentor in Bexley, south east London.

As a part-time weight-loss consultant, Adam has taken on 20 overweight clients - with one couple losing 17 pounds in just a week.

His weight loss group has had over fifty new members - who have lost a combined 20 stone in their first two weeks.

He also runs healthy curry nights at his pub - the Bird in Hand in Dartford - which now stocks a 'healthy' 14 different gin options.

Although he is happier with his new weight and healthy way of life, Adam still misses 'his cheese and sausage rolls in the morning'.

a man standing in front of a box © Credits: Adam Joy/SWNS.COM

Adam now wants to encourage more men to follow the path he did and join slimming clubs, which has helped to keep him on track.

He added: "I lost my first 11 stone in seven months through doing no additional exercise - it's all about the diet to begin with.

"I want to tell anyone on this journey to never give up aspiring to be the person you want to be."

Despite reaching his 'ideal weight' of 13 stone, the pub landlord is gunning for a six pack - hoping to achieve one before the New Years Eve.

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