November 29, 2022

James Argent continues to show off his incredible 14 stone weight loss

James Argent continued to flaunt his impressive weight loss on Thursday as he partied at Olivia’s La Cala in Marbella, Spain.

The former TOWIE star, 34, who recently lost 14 stone following weight loss surgery last year, looked happier and healthier than ever as he posed for photos.

He has been both open and honest regarding his years-long battle with binge eating, having once tipped the scales at 27 stone before having a gastric sleeve fitted last year. 

James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss's La Cala in Marbella, Spain

Looking good: James Argent continued to flaunt his impressive weight loss on Thursday as he partied at Olivia - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss's La Cala in Marbella, Spain

Looking good: James Argent continued to flaunt his impressive weight loss on Thursday as he partied at Olivia’s La Cala in Marbella, Spain

Donning a teal shirt, beige trousers and brown loafers, James looked as handsome as ever.

He took to the dance floor and danced with several other patrons and grabbed the mic as he stood on stage.

The outing comes after James revealed he was shocked when he was placed in an eating disorder unit during his first trip to rehab in 2014 after going to treat drug addiction. 

Healthy: The former TOWIE star, 34, who recently lost 14 stone following weight loss surgery last year, looked happier and healthier than ever as he posed for photos - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Healthy: The former TOWIE star, 34, who recently lost 14 stone following weight loss surgery last year, looked happier and healthier than ever as he posed for photos - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Healthy: The former TOWIE star, 34, who recently lost 14 stone following weight loss surgery last year, looked happier and healthier than ever as he posed for photos

Candid: He has been both open and honest regarding his years-long battle with binge eating, having once tipped the scales at 27stone before having a gastric sleeve fitted last year - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Candid: He has been both open and honest regarding his years-long battle with binge eating, having once tipped the scales at 27stone before having a gastric sleeve fitted last year - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Candid: He has been both open and honest regarding his years-long battle with binge eating, having once tipped the scales at 27stone before having a gastric sleeve fitted last year

Speaking to MailOnline, the TV personality, who is now happily sober, has revealed that staff at a rehab centre were the first one to identify his issues with food, and tried to teach him coping strategies such as mindful eating.   

‘When I actually went to rehab for the first time, I went there initially for my problems with drink and drugs or whatever, and after a few days I got put in the eating disorder unit,’ James explained of his unexpected diagnosis.

James said he has continued with the techniques he was taught, revealing: ‘They tried to teach me to do mindful eating instead of shoving it down, put your phone away, relax, chew your food plenty of times, let the meal last 20 minutes, don’t rush your food so that’s what I’m trying to do now.

Poser: James posed for several beaming pictures with the guests - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Poser: James posed for several beaming pictures with the guests - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Poser: James posed for several beaming pictures with the guests

Dapper: Donning a teal shirt, beige trousers and brown loafers, James looked more handsome than ever before - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Dapper: Donning a teal shirt, beige trousers and brown loafers, James looked more handsome than ever before - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Dapper: Donning a teal shirt, beige trousers and brown loafers, James looked more handsome than ever before

But he added that his binge eating struggles felt like a lot to deal with alongside his issues with alcohol and drugs. ‘You start to go a bit mad, cos you’re like, “Oh how many problems have I got, how many issues can one man possibly have,”‘ he said.

‘With a lot of addicts, you’re not specifically addicted, like for example for alcoholics if alcohol is taken away, they can get addicted to something else whether it be food, love, gambling, so it’s not necessarily the specific drug or alcohol, sex or gambling, it can be addiction as a whole.’

‘For me, when I took away the drink and the drugs that led me back to food, it can be a vicious cycle.’ 

Bust a move: He took to the dance floor and danced with several other patrons and grabbed the mic as he stood on stage. - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Bust a move: He took to the dance floor and danced with several other patrons and grabbed the mic as he stood on stage. - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Bust a move: He took to the dance floor and danced with several other patrons and grabbed the mic as he stood on stage.

Having a blast: James looked to be enjoying himself as he livened up the crowd - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Having a blast: James looked to be enjoying himself as he livened up the crowd - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Having a blast: James looked to be enjoying himself as he livened up the crowd

Troubles: The outing comes after James revealed he was shocked when he was placed in an eating disorder unit during his first trip to rehab in 2014 after going to treat drug addiction - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Troubles: The outing comes after James revealed he was shocked when he was placed in an eating disorder unit during his first trip to rehab in 2014 after going to treat drug addiction - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Troubles: The outing comes after James revealed he was shocked when he was placed in an eating disorder unit during his first trip to rehab in 2014 after going to treat drug addiction

James also revealed to MailOnline that he still has to be mindful when it comes to his diet, despite having his gastric band fitted. 

‘I do actually still get hungry, people think do you still get hungry anymore but I do,’ he pointed out. ‘I just have to be careful that I don’t shove it in too quickly or take too big mouthfuls, I need to eat, they say it’s 20/20/20, so you have on your fork you have food the size of a 20 pence piece, 20 chews and then you wait 20 seconds until you go again.’

‘And I’ll be honest with you, I can’t do a great deal in one hit but I try and eat little and often so I embarrass my friends. Basically anyone I go out for dinner with, I embarrass because I go for dinner, order what I fancy or want.’  

Advice: Speaking to MailOnline, the TV personality, who is now happily sober, has revealed that staff at a rehab centre were the first one to identify his issues with food, and tried to teach him coping strategies such as mindful eating - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Advice: Speaking to MailOnline, the TV personality, who is now happily sober, has revealed that staff at a rehab centre were the first one to identify his issues with food, and tried to teach him coping strategies such as mindful eating - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Advice: Speaking to MailOnline, the TV personality, who is now happily sober, has revealed that staff at a rehab centre were the first one to identify his issues with food, and tried to teach him coping strategies such as mindful eating

Careful: James also revealed to MailOnline that he still has to be mindful when it comes to his diet, despite having his gastric band fitted - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Careful: James also revealed to MailOnline that he still has to be mindful when it comes to his diet, despite having his gastric band fitted - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Careful: James also revealed to MailOnline that he still has to be mindful when it comes to his diet, despite having his gastric band fitted

Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk with his weight - tipping the scales at 27stone,  before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left) - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk with his weight - tipping the scales at 27stone,  before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left) - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Before and after: Arg was told he was putting his health at risk with his weight – tipping the scales at 27stone,  before having gastric sleeve surgery last year (pictured before left)

‘But I can’t just go to nice restaurants and order a nice meal and then only have a few bites and that’s it, I always get doggy bags, every single time what I don’t manage to get through I take it home with me.’ 

James has said that his drink and drug abuse has in the past had ‘terrible effects’ on his loved ones – even leading some to seek therapy to cope. 

He explained how his mother and best friends would worry that he would die due to his addiction – at a time when they had distanced themselves in order to not enable him. 

James said his family are happy he is ‘doing well’ in his sobriety, as he spoke encouragingly about how he has managed to stay clean and his focused on recovery, using tactics to combat his cravings when they arise.

Knock on effect: James has said that his drink and drug abuse has in the past had - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss'terrible effects' on his loved ones - even leading some to seek therapy to cope

Knock on effect: James has said that his drink and drug abuse has in the past had - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss'terrible effects' on his loved ones - even leading some to seek therapy to cope

Knock on effect: James has said that his drink and drug abuse has in the past had ‘terrible effects’ on his loved ones – even leading some to seek therapy to cope

Scary: James told in an exclusive interview with MailOnline how his mother Patricia (pictured together) and best friends would worry that he would die due to his addiction - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Scary: James told in an exclusive interview with MailOnline how his mother Patricia (pictured together) and best friends would worry that he would die due to his addiction - James Argent Continues To Show Off His Incredible 14 Stone Weight Loss

Scary: James told in an exclusive interview with MailOnline how his mother Patricia (pictured together) and best friends would worry that he would die due to his addiction

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