James Argent ‘feels amazing’ as he loses five stone after weight loss surgery
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James Argent is said to have lost five stone after his gastric surgery earlier this year.
Former The Only Way Is Essex star Arg, 33, reportedly feels "ten years younger" amid his weight loss journey.
James, who recently returned to the gym after his surgery, is understood to be continuing on his journey as he reportedly aims to lose another three stone.
Ex TOWIE star Arg underwent the surgery after doctors warned he needed to "lose weight or die".
Before the life-saving op, James' weight had risen to 26 stone and he later candidly revealed his struggles with an eating disorder.
Months after the surgery in April and James is said to be determined to challenge himself further.
A source told The Sun: “Arg feels amazing and about ten years younger. He’s never been as fit and healthy as this and he only wants to continue going in the same direction.
“Its given him new found confidence and he is determined to stretch himself with more and more challenges.
“On the downside all this working out means he has less time to meet someone – but there will be plenty of time for that.”
The insider continued: "Arg is in a great place right now and it is all down to his weight-loss journey.
"He looks in the mirror and, day by day, sees the old Arg returning. Losing weight has been the most liberating experience of his life. Arg is aiming to lose at least ten stone and may even carry on if he can."
It comes after James' best friend Mark Wright revealed he's mentoring his pal.
Speaking to the Mail Online earlier this week, 34 year old Mark said of his bestie: "Arg is doing very well, exceptionally well, I'm so, so proud of him."
Mark added: "'With Arg it's all about motivation, just keeping him motivated, just giving him compliments and telling him that he can do it.
"We've trained together a couple of times and just changing his lifestyle really. Making sure he gets up and getting the workout done first thing because otherwise he won't.
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"Just going through the motions and helping him live how I live. Dieting and eating the right foods and letting him know that he doesn't have to eat the bad foods that sometimes he chooses.
"He's doing really, really well and I think within a few months we're going to see a really huge change in him. He's going to look the best he's ever looked.
"He's doing very well, exceptionally well, I'm so, so proud of him."
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