A DJ from Torquay is set to appear on a new ITV show in a bid to lose weight.
Matt Vaughan, 38, a producer and presenter for the BBC will feature on Save Money: Lose Weight, which is presented by Sian Williams and Dr Ranj Singh and uncovers money saving tricks looking at the latest diets, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 7.
The father-of-one from Torquay, but who currently lives in Hampshire will be on the show road testing the Dukan Diet to see how much weight he can lose.
The 38-year-old, who also appeared on ITV’s Change Your Tune last year, said that before the show he had never heard of the Dukan Diet.
“I found the diet itself really good and even since the show I have continued to do it because I found it really worked for me,” he said.
“The Dukan Diet comes in four stages, so during the first two weeks you can only eat protein, so that includes, meat, yoghurt, fish and eggs. I found it really good because you stay fuller for longer and I didn’t get any cravings for bad foods.
“I used to have a muffin every Monday which I have now replaced with meat.”
Matt, who weighed 19 stone when he started the Dukan Diet said he had to trial it for 28 days.
He added: “After the first two weeks of eating pure protein, you can then add vegetables into your diet, so every other day you can add veg to your meals.
“And then after that you can start adding bread and fruit into your daily meals until you get to the weight you want. Once you have reached your ideal goal you only have to do the Dukan Diet once a week, but with that you have to have two tablespoons on oat bran each day and you can’t use escalators or lifts.”
Matt, who’s family live in Teignmouth, is known locally as a former presenter on Devon’s old radio station Gemini FM.
Now he is a blogger and vlogger for The Diet Journey with over 20,000 followers, which details his challenge to lose weight. He calls it “One Man’s journey to fight the flab”. Matt’s YouTube channel has easy diet cooking recipes which sees him, at times, use only 3 cooking utensils and he even cuts chicken with scissors to save washing up.
Matt who started his weightloss journey at 22 stone said when he was younger he was ‘always chubby’.
He said: “At school I was always a bit chubby and then at the age of 15 I got into cycling so I lost the weight. But it was only when I got into DJ’ing that the weight piled on.
“At the age of 18 I finished work at 4am and the only places open were pizza places.
“don’t get me wrong I still have a love of food but I have learned to love it in a different way now, and that’ll never change.”
Save Money: Lose Weight is on ITV at 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 7.