SUPER-RIPPED RAY QUINN LOSES 14 KG IN TWO MONTHS
Yes, it seems that it CAN be done! This West End star swapped Chinese takeaways and cans of beer for healthy eating and regular gym sessions – and the results are outstanding.
‘When I got the call from ITV asking me to take part in Dancing On Ice I knew I had to take action,’ said Ray Quinn, 25.”
‘I had 10-12 weeks to lose 14 kilograms, and I was so determined I reached my target in eight weeks. Dancing on Ice was the kick start I needed.’ ‘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.’
HOW DID RAY DO IT?
To help him reach his goal Ray admitted to asking everyone and anyone for nutritional and training advice.
Cutting out potatoes, pasta and bread through the Caveman Diet high in protein and fresh veg the star dropped 14kg in eight weeks. Former X Factor star Ray – who is 5ft 9″ – went down from a bloated 90 Kilograms to a lean and ripped 76 kilograms – a 14 kilogram weight loss.
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 theaters 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.
‘I cut out potatoes, bread and pasta to start with. I now 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 small meals 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.’
Another key part of his diet success was taking fat burner supplements. He said: ‘It helped to reduce my snacking cravings, increased fat burning and also provided energy and protein.
‘I took two capsules most mornings – these kick start the fat burning process and gave me more tone and muscle definition.’ He also took them in the mid-afternoon to prevent snacking and cravings.
Ray, 25, dropped from 90kg to 76kg – and his body fat is down from 20% to 8%. He now gyms 5 times a week and bans processed foods and starch.
He is competing in the current series of Dancing On Ice.