‘I don’t even have milk in my tea now’ Dancing On Ice star Ray Quinn tells how he lost a whopping two stone in eight weeks through a Carb tapering Caveman diet and five work outs a week.
- Ray now visits the gym five times a week and cut out processed foods, potatoes, pasta and bread
- The 25-year-old is determined to keep off the weight he lost to take part in Dancing On Ice
- He was a bloated 14st and is now a ripped 12st. His body fat is down from 20% to 8%
- He was living off takeaways and up to six cans of lager a night when on tour.
HE has consistently topped the judge’s leader board on Dancing On Ice and Ray Quinn has every reason to celebrate having lost a whopping two stone to take part in the show.
The West End star swapped his favourite Chinese takeaways and cans of lager for healthy eating and regular gym visits. And the results are outstanding.
Cutting out potatoes, pasta and bread for a “Caveman Diet” high in protein and fresh veg the 25-year-old star dropped 28lbs in eight weeks.
Former X Factor star Ray – who is 5ft 9” – went down from a bloated 14st to a lean and ripped 12st. His successful weight loss regime was also boosted by taking Forza T5 Super Strength fat burners in the morning before a work out and also in the mid-afternoon to prevent snacking and cravings.
He said: “When I got the call from ITV asking me to take part in Dancing On Ice I knew I had to take action.
“I had 10-12 weeks to lose two stone, and I was so determined I reached my target in eight weeks.
“Dancing on Ice was the kick start I needed,” he said. “The training is gruelling enough– up to 12 hours a day – so I wouldn’t have got through the first day had not got fit beforehand.”
To help him reach his goal Ray admitted to asking everyone and anyone for nutritional and training advice.
He said: “I started going to the gym five times a week, building up on weights and doing lots of pull-ups and press-ups.
“I’d go up to other men in the gym and ask; ‘what should I be eating? Am I doing this right?’ And they’d be happy to give me tips.”
The dad-of-one, who is married to actress Emma Stephens, said his busy work schedule meant he was eating convenience foods touring theatres in the UK.
“I’d have a bacon sarnie everyday for breakfast, or a full fry up,” he said. “They a mayo heavy pre-packed sandwich, with crisps and full-fat coke for lunch.
“I couldn’t get enough of pizza, chips, KFC or Chinese meals after each show. I’d like a drink or two, easily washing down six cans of lager a night. That’s a lot! It really bloated me out.”
On deciding to make a change Ray transformed his diet and is now reaping the results – showing off a defined six pack and muscular toned arms.
Ray said a key part of his diet success was taking the Forza T5 Super Strength supplement. The popular healthy supplement which is available at most high street pharmacies helps people boost their physical endurance, reduces fatigue, helps muscle development, burns fat and generally helps people achieve their target weight.
Ray said: “FORZA T5 helped to reduce my snacking cravings, increased fat burning and also provided energy and protein.
“I took two capsules of FORZA T5 most mornings – these kick start the fat burning process and gave me more tone and muscle definition.
“I also cut out potatoes, bread and pasta to start with. I have sweet potato with lean turkey instead of chicken, which is lower in fat. I’m eating little and often and I’m never hungry. I have so much more energy now. If you put a huge log on a fire it goes out, eating a small amounts more often is so much better.”
Ray now starts his day with a hearty bowl of porridge, always gets his five a day and drinks lots of water.
“No fat, no stodge,” he said. “I’ll have good fats like avocado – but not greasy foods. I had a potbelly and I hated it.”
He added: “It hasn’t been easy. I don’t even have milk in my tea anymore! But I’m keeping it off this time, there’s no going back. I feel and look so much better.”
But he does have the occasional cheat day. “Every second Sunday I eat whatever I want for a day, whatever I’m craving most,” he said. “You have to have a cheat day – I’d never stick to this tough regime if I didn’t have that.”
Ray, who won the Dancing On Ice crown in 2009, is back on the show for a second attempt to win the coveted winner’s trophy with his with pro partner Maria Filippov.
But the competition is fierce as he is up against past winners such as Hayley Tamaddon (Series 5) and Beth Tweddle (Series 8) to name a few.
Ray’s diet before
Breakfast: Fried bacon and eggs
Snack: Coke and crisps
Lunch: Pizza and chips/ Pre-packed sandwiches and crisps
Snack: Chocolate bar and fizzy drink
Dinner: Chinese or fried chicken take-away with 4-6 cans of lager
Ray’s diet now
The general rule is carbs taper down during the day and protein tapers up.
Breakfast: Bowl of porridge
Forza T5 Super Stength Supplement x2 tablets prior to gym session.
Protein shake after work-out with one spoon of peanut butter
Mid Morning snack – 3 or 4 pieces of fruit and handful of almonds
Midday Meal – Steak, green salad and cous cous
Snack: dried meat biltong
Dinner at 6pm: Lean turkey breast, sweet potato, green veg
Protein shake at 8pm.
Don’t have anything after 8pm.