Drew Carey, the formerly hefty host of “The Price is Right,” has shed a reported 80 pounds since January.
“I like being skinny. I was sick of being fat on the camera,” he told People.com. “I just got sick of it.”
Although the game show host, 52, used to have Type II Diabetes, he told the mag, “I’m not diabetic anymore. No medication needed.”
The actor said he has been committed to losing weight the old-fashioned way — strict dieting and a rigorous workout routine.
“No carbs,” Carey said. “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,” he added. “No coffee, no tea, no soda.”
Carey also has been keeping busy in the gym.
“Lots of cardio. About 45 minutes of cardio, at least 45 minutes of cardio,” he said. “I’ve been kind of lazy like lately, so I’m not doing it six days a week, but I will be for this next month.”
Although Carey has already gone from a size 44 pants to a size 33-34, he hopes to drop an additional 10 pounds and fit into a size 32.
“Once I started losing weight, again, like once I started dropping a couple pant sizes, then it was easy ’cause once you see the results, then you don’t wanna stop,” he said.
Carey told UsMagazine.com he wants to lose the weight so he can “be looking that great at 86″ like his “Price is Right” predecessor, Bob Barker, and to watch his fiancée’s son grow up.
“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.”
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