May 20, 2024


Than a Food Fitter

Edinburgh Tesco worker known as ‘the big guy’ loses 17st after ditching junk food

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A TESCO worker who was always seen as “the big guy” has lost an incredible 16 stones in a year.

Marcin Polek, 22, saw his weight plummet from 30st to 13st 2lb after radically altering his diet and doing exercise.

Marcin was 30st before he ditched the junk food


Marcin was 30st before he ditched the junk foodCredit: Jam Press
He shed the weight after doing six home workouts a week


He shed the weight after doing six home workouts a weekCredit: Jam Press

And his success has inspired him to become a personal trainer on top of his job with the supermarket chain — famous for its slogan “Every little helps”.

Marcin, of Edinburgh, explained: “I’ve always been a big guy as far back as I can remember.

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“But when I found out I was 191kg (30st) that was when I decided to change.

My diet was bad. I didn’t care what I ate or how much. Worst for me were crisps and chocolate.

“I was unhappy and wanted a change. It wasn’t a healthy lifestyle. After a few failed dieting attempts I finally gave it 100 per cent.”

Polish-born Marcin started his astonishing weight-loss journey on January 9 last year. He created his own low-calorie, high-protein diet of healthy foods and hit the gym.

He tracked his progress with selfies


He tracked his progress with selfiesCredit: Jam Press

After lockdown he did up to six home workouts a week. He swapped fizzy drinks for water, ditched the snacks and takeaway grub and took selfie snaps of his progress.

Now, after losing almost 17st, he said: “I had a goal and had to get it no matter what. My family and close friends kept pushing me on.

“And now I feel amazing. I’m a lot more confident and happier.”

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