Drew Carey has a new lease on life, and he owes it all to a dieting regimen, according to a story in Parade Magazine.
Dieting saved Drew Carey’s life
Carey, who used to be drastically overweight at an unhealthy 262 pounds, has subbed breakfasts of pancakes with sausage, egg and cheese sandwiches for scrambled egg whites and fruit. Instead of bottomless cups of sugar-infused coffee, he now opts for water as his beverage of choice.
This new eating lifestyle has helped him slim down to 185 pounds. He’s not done yet, though. The current host of The Price Is Right has a target weight of 170 pounds, which he hopes to reach by the end of October. He wholeheartedly believes changing his eating habits has saved his life. t. “I always thought I was going to die before I was 60,” he told Parade Magazine. “My father died of a heart attack in his 40s. I’m not an idiot. The writing was on the wall.”
Carey, who rose to fame as a stand-up comedian after serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, starred in The Drew Carey Show on ABC from 1995-2004 before taking over for Bob Barker as the host of The Price Is Right in 2007.