2fm DJ Carl hails his Transformation after losing over three stone
2fm DJ Carl Mullan has lost three-and-a-half stone in the past year after following a leader on Operation Transformation – and now he’s encouraging others to do the same.
The 25-year-old weighed 16st 8lbs this time last year and has dropped down to 13st.
He followed the show last year and was weighed every week on the Nicky Byrne Show.
Once Operation Transformation ended, he kept up his new lifestyle and continued to drop the pounds.
“The hardest part was starting and committing to a new lifestyle. I had it in my head that it was going to be so much harder than it was,” Carl told the Herald.
“I’m still not at my ideal weight, so I’ll be following Operation Transformation again this year.
“But the changes have been huge – I have so much more energy, I’m more confident and I’m less stressed. The only thing is I’m broke from having to buy a whole new wardrobe.
“My old clothes look ridiculous on me – when I try them on I just can’t believe they used to fit me. The only thing is that I wish I’d done it sooner.
“The first few weeks are hard but then when you start to see the weight falling off it’s a huge incentive.
“Plus, when there’s a group of people all following the programme together and interacting online, that makes a huge difference,” he added.
The Perrystown native said the key is eating everything in moderation and working out consistently.
“The great thing was that it never felt like I was on a diet,” he said.
“I still go out for a few pints with the lads and I ate loads over Christmas, but now I know I’m going to work really hard this month to make up for it.
“I just want to encourage anyone thinking of following a leader to do it – the seven weeks go so fast and the changes are huge.
“There’s huge encouragement online and I’m always chatting to people on Twitter about my experience,” he added.
Operation Transformation starts tomorrow at 8.30pm on RTE One.
To follow one of the leaders and for advice and meal plans, visit www.rte.ie/ot.