He tipped the scales at 105kg last month before starting his 10-week weight loss challenge.
And after vowing to lose a total of 10kg, it seems that Karl Stefanovic is well on his way to achieving his goal.
On Wednesday, the 45-year-old Today show star hopped on the scales live on the breakfast show and revealed he’s lost an impressive 5kg in five weeks, dropping down to 100kg.
Go Karl! Today star Karl Stefanovic revealed his impressive weight loss during a live weigh in on the show on Wednesday – five weeks after tipping the scales at 105kg (pictured left in February 2018 and right in December last year)
But Karl said he didn’t want to stop there, and wants to lose a total of 15kg to reach his goal weight of 90kg.
‘I started at 105kg, the heaviest I’ve ever been and it was incredibly embarrassing,’ Karl said as he spoke to obesity expert Dr. Nick Fuller, who is helping him on his fitness journey.
‘I’d like to get down to 90kg at the end of all this. You don’t think that is important but for me, it’s a big psychological thing.’
Impressive: On Wednesday, Karl hopped on the scales live on the breakfast show and revealed he’s lost an impressive 5kg in five weeks, dropping down to 100kg. He’s pictured with Dr. Nick Fuller, right
Dr. Fuller told Karl: ‘The biggest thing is definitely your health and your increase in vitality.’
Karl said he’s struggled in recent weeks eating a light meal for dinner and changing up his eating habits.
But he said that his ‘energy levels are through the roof.’
As Karl jumped on the scales while live on air, he said he felt ‘weird, uncomfortable and embarrassed’ to do it on TV.
‘It kind of feels weird and uncomfortable and embarrassing to get on the scales in front of the nation, but I’m doing this for all you out there and for myself,’ Karl said to viewers.
New goal: But Karl said he doesn’t want to stop there and said that he wants to lose a total of 15kg, to reach his goal weight of 90kg
His co-host Allison Langdon was watching from the studio while Karl was backstage and called him a ‘legend’.
‘Well done, we’re so proud of you,’ Allison said.
Last month, Karl weighed in at 105kg as he kickstarted his 10-week weight loss challenge.
Last week, Dr. Nick Fuller revealed the surprisingly easy diet he gave Karl to shed the pounds.
Not for the faint-hearted! As Karl jumped on the scales while live on air, he said he felt ‘weird, uncomfortable and embarrassed’ to do it on TV
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia on Wednesday, he explained that weight loss should be sustainable and that wholegrain carbs and even the odd cheat meal are allowed.
Dr. Fuller said that Karl is following an interval weight loss program that focuses on long term goals, rather than quick and easy fixes.
The author and research leader said Karl is ‘learning to retrain his brain’ to eat healthier foods, including the likes of fruits, nuts, seeds, avocado on wholegrain toast.
‘Interval Weight Loss is not a quick fix. A person loses weight in small steps to prevent weight regain,’ Dr. Fuller explained.
Tips and tricks: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Dr. Nick Fuller (left) revealed the surprisingly easy diet he gave Karl to shed the pounds
KARL’S TYPICAL DAY ON A PLATE
BREAKFAST: An omelette on wholegrain bread for breakfast, with some fruit and yoghurt
LUNCH: A toasted sandwich made from wholegrain bread with a source of protein, including tuna or chicken and avocado, packed with salad. Salad is another option
DINNER: For dinner, a protein like fish, chicken, meat or beans should be consumed with wholegrain carbs like brown rice or quinoa, and unlimited salad or vegetables
Dr. Fuller said a typical day means eating a bigger breakfast, a bigger lunch, and a small dinner.
A sample diet, similar to the type Karl follows, includes an omelette on wholegrain bread for breakfast, followed up with some fruit and yoghurt.
For lunch, people should opt for a toasted sandwich made from wholegrain bread with a source of protein, including tuna or chicken and avocado, packed with salad. Salad is another option, with quinoa.
For dinner, a protein like fish, chicken, meat or beans should be consumed with wholegrain carbs like brown rice or quinoa, and unlimited salad or vegetables.
‘As long as it’s balanced with a carb, protein, and healthy fat, to tick off for every meal,’ Dr. Fuller said.
Cheat meals in the early stages of weight loss are encouraged once a week, so that you’re not ‘cutting them out’.
Dr. Fuller said that Karl has focused on a number of core principles – and that everyone should follow the basics if they want to lose weight.
Basics: Dr. Fuller said that Karl has focused on a number of core principles – and that everyone should follow the basics if they want to lose weight
BASIC PRINCIPLES FOR WEIGHT LOSS
– Portion control
– Eradicate food addictions and opt for natural foods
– Get a good night’s sleep
– Eat a ‘full rainbow’ of protein, wholegrain carbs and good fats
They include portion sizes, which can be controlled by using chopsticks to eat, focusing on food addiction and trying to crave natural foods over junk food, and making sure you get a good night’s sleep.
‘No blue light after twilight… Poor quality sleep affects our food choices,’ Dr. Fuller said.
Another principle includes the idea of the ‘full rainbow’, making sure you fill your plate with a wholegrain carb, a source of protein and a good fat.
Speaking about how well Karl is doing on his weight loss journey, Dr. Fuller said that Karl is a role model to others.
‘It’s very confronting for anyone, let alone a national TV celebrity to jump on the scales and take the entire national audience on that journey with them,’ he said.
‘And the second thing is, no males ever do it. Often females put their hands up and say, “I have a weight problem and I’m going to do something about it and that’s very courageous’.
‘But it’s very rare that men do, because they often wait for a serious health scare.’
In December, Karl joked about his weight after he was photographed at the beach in Byron Bay.
He shared one of the shirtless paparazzi photos – in which he displayed a noticeably fuller figure – and joked that he looked pregnant.
It was just a hilarious way of confirming that his wife, Jasmine Yarbrough was pregnant and expecting their first child.
‘After a great deal of speculation… the rumours are true,’ he captioned the picture at the time.
After refusing to comment on the pregnancy rumours for several weeks, Karl broke his silence after Daily Mail Australia published photos of him and Jasmine taken in Byron Bay on December 14.
The post not only confirmed Jasmine’s pregnancy, but also showed that Karl doesn’t mind making a joke about his dad bod.
The pair, who married in a lavish ceremony in Mexico in December 2018, welcomed their daughter Harper May, on May 1.
Good spirits: In December, Karl joked about his weight after he was photographed at the beach in Byron Bay. He shared one of the shirtless paparazzi photos – in which he displayed a noticeably fuller figure – and joked that he looked pregnant