'An honest and fascinating account of the journey that Tom made from discovering he was a type 2 diabetic to doing something about it. This book will change lives.' Michael Mosley, on The Sunday Time's bestseller Downsizing
From the bestselling author of Downsizing, a guide to losing weight - and keeping it off - as well as improving health, from someone who has successfully done both, Lose Weight 4 Life outlines the programme Tom Watson followed for his own remarkable 8-stone (50kg) weight loss.
Divided into 4 sections - Motivation, Movement, Measurement and Maintenance - it includes relatable examples of Tom's own, often bumpy, journey to better health, which saw him transform from someone who mindlessly hoovered up entire packets of biscuits at one go and had to rummage in the XXXL bin for exercise gear into someone who rowed the length of the UK.
Packed with practical advice backed up by the latest research, Lose Weight 4 Life demonstrates that it is never too late to turn things around, even if you are someone who has failed umpteen times before.
Tom served as MP for West Bromwich East from 2001 until 2019 and was Deputy Leader of the Labour Party from 2015 to 2019. He first folded Labour Party leaflets in the family kitchen in Kidderminster at the age of seven and has been involved in every single General Election since then. Tom served as a Minister for Tony Blair and worked at the very heart of Downing Street with Gordon Brown. He is well known as a campaigning politician. He took on the tabloid newspaper industry during the phone hacking scandal and more recently has campaigned against exploitative and addictive practises in the gambling industry. After changing his diet and getting fit, Tom now has the sugar industry in his sights and is committed to raising awareness about the dangers of excess and hidden sugars, and improving public understanding about conditions like type 2 diabetes.