Morbidly obese 40st Dibsy, 27, who was banned from takeaways after his personal trainer dished out leaflets reveals he has now lost 8st 3lb in three months after cutting 1 MILLION calories
- Darren McClintock, of Middlesbrough, sought help after tipping scales at 40st
- ‘Dibsy’, 27, teamed up with trainer Mike Hind who put him on a strict regime
- After banning local takeaways from serving him he now trains twice a day
- He has cut his calorie intake from 11,500 a day to 3,500 a day and lost 8st 3lb
Lara Keay For Mailonline
A morbidly obese man who was banned from his favourite takeaways after tipping the scales at 40 stone has managed to cut 1 million calories from his diet.
Darren ‘Dibsy’ McClintock, 27, of Middlesbrough, sought help from personal trainer Mike Hind after doctors told him he was ‘eating himself to death’.
He now trains twice a day and has cut his mammoth 11,500-a-day diet to just 3,500 – a total of one million less over 13 weeks.
Appearing on This Morning, the pair revealed Dibsy has lost 8st 3lb in three months and is determined to halve his original weight to get down to 20st in a year.
Mike’s first tactic was to issue all of Dibsy’s local takeaways with a poster saying ‘Save Dibsy. Obesity is killing him. Do not serve this man’.
Darren ‘Dibsy’ McClintock, 27, of Middlesbrough, sought help from personal trainer Mike Hind after doctors told him he was ‘eating himself to death’. He is pictured before his weight loss journey started three months ago left, and today, on This Morning, right
Mike’s first tactic was to issue all of Dibsy’s local takeaways with a poster saying ‘Save Dibsy. Obesity is killing him. Do not serve this man’. The pair are pictured together
Asked how his weight loss journey has been, he told the programme: ‘It has been difficult, but I am enjoying it.
‘The training is hard. I lay in bed at night and think it’s going to be hard tomorrow, but I know I’ve got to do it.’
He admitted that one evening he wanted to break the diet and get a takeaway.
But after sharing his thoughts on social media, Mike spotted his post and left a family event to take him on a walk and talk him round.
Dibsy (pictured, right with Mike, left) now trains twice a day and has cut his mammoth 11,500-a-day diet to just 3,500 – a total of 1 million less over 13 weeks
The 27-year-old is determined to halve his original weight of 40 stone
Pictured: Personal trainer Mike Hind who has committed to helping Dibsy for a year
Dibsy added: ‘I was sat there and I don’t know what it was, I put on my social media, that I was going to eat chocolate and takeaways.
‘Luckily, Mike seen it, he left a family party and we went for a walk. That put me straight back in the mindset.’
Asked whether he thinks he will reach his 20st target, he said: ‘I am positive that I can achieve it.
‘I had to sleep upright before, now I can sleep in my bed like everyone else.’
Disby was given the chance to have a small ‘cheat meal’ by Mike – a small portion of fish and chips.
But after converting to a healthy lifestyle he said he ‘didn’t enjoy it’ and didn’t manage to finish the meal.
The football fan managed to climb up a hill near his home and attend his first Middlesbrough match in seven years.
Dibsy’s heroic effort was recognised by Boro players Martin Braithwaite, who gave him a shirt, and former captain Ben Gibson, who sent him a good luck text.
Fans in the crowd even spotted him and people in the street stopped him for selfies and a chat.
Mike’s helped Dibsy (pictured together enjoying a treat of fish and chips) to exercise regularly and eat healthier food options, cutting his calorie intake from 11,500 to 3,500 a day
Football fanatic Dibsy (pictured enjoying a healthy meal with Mike) lost 8st 3lb