Actor Billy Gardell has detailed his impressive 150-pound weight loss, revealing he’s no longer diabetic. The “Mike & Molly” alum told Entertainment Tonight that he’s “walking around pretty healthy these days” as his weight now “floats between 205 and 210.”
Gardell said he finally realized that it was time to take care of himself. He added that his new lifestyle also came with perks, such as being able to shop at more clothing stores for his slimmed-down physique.
The biggest win that followed the weight loss was the departure of his type 2 diabetes, which he said is now “gone.” He said his diet consists of “small but very healthy” meals. Gardell also revealed that he underwent a gastric bypass operation two years ago.
The actor said self care is important and he is still working on quitting smoking cigarettes. Gardell also said his health journey ultimately helped his relationship with his son William. He wants to be an example of health for him and show him that it doesn’t matter what age you are, if you are willing to do something a day at a time, you can change anything.