Boris Johnson has lost a stone in weight after ditching alcohol, chocolate and “late night cheese”.
The Prime Minister put himself on a diet after being hospitalised with coronavirus last year, and believes his 16.5 stone weight made the effects of the disease much worse.
In a video posted to Twitter, Mr Johnson said he had been eating fewer carbohydrates, and cut back on chocolate and had decided: “No more late-night cheese.”
“I’ve been doing a lot, in fact, everything I can, to lose weight and to feel fitter and healthier,” he said.
“The result is I actually have lost some weight, quite a lot by my standards, and I feel much more energetic, I feel full of beans and I thoroughly, thoroughly recommend it.”
Mr Johnson said the Government was investing £100m in weight loss as a “national objective” for others who wanted to do the same.