Ben Napier has opened up about his physique transformation, revealing what triggered him to begin shedding pounds and the way he managed to shed 95 kilos.
The HGTV star, who seems alongside his spouse, Erin Napier, on the hit renovation collection Dwelling City, spoke with Leisure Tonight‘s Rachel Smith about his weight reduction, telling her, “We’re all attempting to be more healthy and attempting to reside higher and attempting to reside longer.”
“I began simply… I wanted to take some weight off,” he shared. “After which we did an interview… and my shirt wouldn’t keep buttoned, and I used to be like, ‘Oh, that’s a nasty look. That could be a unhealthy factor.’ I used to be already working [on my weight], after which that jumpstarted it.”
Erin had beforehand posted about Ben’s transformation again in July, revealing that he began to get severe about his well being forward of his shoulder surgical procedure in 2022. Earlier than the surgical procedure, Ben’s physician wished to place him on blood strain medicine, which turned one other indication that he wanted to drop some weight.
“I used to be like, ‘I’m too younger.’ On the time, I wasn’t even 40,” Ben defined. “So I stated, ‘Let me see if we are able to drop [my blood pressure] by shedding pounds.’”
Ben constructed his own residence health club in his yard and began shedding the kilos and lowering his blood strain.
“His blood strain is ideal,” Erin stated. “It’s the sexiest factor.”
Erin additionally defined how Ben modified his weight loss program, revealing, “I solely eat ‘woman dinner,’ which is principally crackers for 2 meals a day. I simply crave crackers and perhaps slightly cheese, charcuterie, slightly fruit, perhaps a crunchy carrot. Ben simply principally adopted consuming the way in which I used to be consuming.”
“He has one huge meal,” she continued. “He eats a great, wholesome, huge lunch… Final night time, for supper, he ate some dates. He’s obsessive about dates.”
“I would like him to reside perpetually. That’s what I care about,” the HGTV actuality star added.
Ben began getting severe about his weight reduction in 2018 after the start of his and Erin’s first daughter, Helen. He ended up dropping 55lbs over the course of a 12 months. The couple welcomed a second daughter, Mae, on Could 28, 2021.
“Helen is in kindergarten. We’re studying, which has been essentially the most wonderful factor,” Ben shared, whereas Erin stated of their youngest, “Child Mae is simply changing into such a lovebug. She’s getting very articulate now.”
Dwelling City debuted on January 24, 2016, and follows Ben and Erin as they restore Southern houses in Laurel, Mississippi. A spin-off, Dwelling City: Ben’s Workshop, premiered on Discovery+ on January 4, 2021, adopted by a second spin-off, Dwelling City Takeover, on Could 2, 2021.
“My very favourite factor about what we’ve gotten to do over the past seven years is that our ladies will all the time have this,” Erin acknowledged. “Sometime we gained’t be right here, however they’ll have this. They’ll get to be with us, and listen to us, and study our story and why we love this city a lot. They’ll have that and I really feel so fortunate that they’ll have that.”