Gary Barlow has vowed to never put on weight again after he took to Instagram to reveal a throwback picture of himself before his five stone weight loss.
The Take That singer confessed to posting the snap in order to remind himself why he is on a healthy regime.
He has previously spoken about his struggles with food after Take That split in 1996, and since sharing the picture, he has been branded ‘inspirational’ by his fans.
In a caption he wrote to his 261,000 followers: ‘These pictures keep me on the straight and narrow. I remember those times and how I felt – awful – I will never allow myself to feel like that again. I’m in control #bb.’
At his heaviest Gary weighed 16st 11lb, however after dieting and working out he now weighs less than 12 stone.
In January the star launched his virtual Barlow Bootcamp and has since shared motivational images on his social media, including snaps of him taking part in ‘game changer’ yoga.
He recently uploaded a video of himself and his personal trainer doing a morning workout, and said: ‘Can’t tell you how much yoga helps me on a daily basis.’
The 47-year-old opened up to Radio Times about his weight issues and revealed it was a form of depression.
He said: ‘I’d always played music since I was ten and then I’d gone through this roller-coaster ride of fame and I just couldn’t believe that it was all over and I was only 24.’
His fans have taken to Instagram to share their admiration for the singer, with one saying: ‘Top man Gary, one of my idols, glad to see you at your happiest.’
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Another added: ‘It’s not how you look but what sort of person you are. However, I know how you feel and why you don’t want to go back there. You are such a inspiration to many.’
And a third commented: ‘No, Gaz. You conquered that hardship & became stronger than ever. You inspire us in your every possible way. We thatters are so proud of today you. Stand so strong, musical legend..’
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