A DAD has shed half his body fat in three months.

Adrian Thomas, from Clitheroe, lost two and a half stone in just 12 weeks after drastically changing his diet and exercise regime.

The 28-year-old, who has type-1 diabetes, decided to undertake a 12-week transformation with sports nutrition brand USN, after suffering from ketoacidosis, a lift-threatening condition caused by poor management of diabetes.

He had become frustrated with the way he looked and felt after being forced to give up sports when he sustained a knee injury which required three surgeries to correct.

He said: “The injury stopped me running, playing football and taking part in martial arts classes and I started to comfort eat.

“I lost my friendship circle and out of boredom I was just grazing all the time in the evenings when I shouldn’t have been.

“I had nothing else to do, so I was just eating. My clothes stopped fitting me and it was just uncomfortable.

“I could look down and just see rolls of fat where I never had them before. It was at that point I thought, right I’ve got to do something about this now.

“I was also suffering with my diabetes and struggled working late night shifts. It was very hard to control my sugar levels and I found I constantly needed something sugary.”

Mr Thomas overhauled his diet, which had seen him eating cereal for breakfast, sandwiches and crisps for lunch and pasta bake or stew for tea.

Now, he has eggs and bacon medallions for breakfast, white meat and brown rice for lunch and a carbohydrate-free meal of either chicken and vegetables or fish for tea.

He said: “I really started to consider the macronutrient breakdown of my diet and I started using MyFitnessPal which helped me monitor what I was eating.

“On average I was running between two and four hours a week as well as doing workouts in the gym.”

Since completing the challenge Mr Thomas has completed several 10k runs and half marathons and has got his diabetes under control.

He said: “My motivation behind doing the challenge was to lose weight and try to improve my type 1 diabetes, as well as building strength back in my legs.

“At first it was difficult to adjust my insulin regime around my increased activity level, and at the time working night shifts made training really hard.

“At the end of the 12-week challenge, I was in the best shape I’ve ever been in.

“The goal was to get fit and lighter, but to also try and build strength in my knee — I definitely achieved that.”