I didn’t want to hit 55 and have a heart attack: Darts champ Phil Taylor on his amazing weight loss
He has lost more than five stone to blow away the bloated 19-stone frame that was a throwback to earlier giants of the game.
Nutritionist and fitness expert Laura Church devised a healthy living plan which ended his life of endless fry-ups … and added exercise.
But it was the weight he hated which helped him to become a world beater.
Phil reveals he was bullied about his weight as a kid which made him determined to succeed as a darts player.
He said: “When I was 13 I decided to get into shape and get into bodybuilding, I didn’t want girls calling me fatty.
“I always loved bodybuilding but darts is what I was good at. It wasn’t nice as a kid going into a man’s shop and buying clothes.
“Being called names when I was young has made me very determined. It’s why I have been so successful in what I do.”
Finally with the help of Laura Church he tackled the weight which had haunted him.
He said: “I called her the Sergeant Major. She really pushed me to get fit. And she devised a great diet for me to go with it.
“The great thing about healthy food is that you get fuller with it than other food, and it is better for you.
“You miss things like curries but we put a lot of spices and chillis in the food and they made it taste fantastic and are calorie free at the same time.”
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Article by Simon Head – Mirror Sport 2nd January 2013
World champion Phil “The Power” Taylor stars in lifestyle documentary showing how he lost five stones in 2012, and how it helped improve his form on the oche.
After winning his 16th world title, darts superstar Phil “The Power” Taylor reveals for the first time how he has shed a massive five stones in 2012 and how his weight loss has helped him regain his form.
Taylor reveals in the Active Channel documentary Fit Britain: Phil Taylor how losing weight has helped him regain his form on the oche.
“Having losing the weight I have found that my form has come back,” Taylor explained.
“I am feeling a whole lot better, I have more energy throughout the day and my overall posture has improved”.
Taylor goes on to say: “I have always had a bad posture but since working out with weights and doing my cardio, I have found that I am able to align myself more effectively which has improved my overall gameplay”.
Phil fit for more years at the top
Taylor has signed up nutritionists Laura Church and ex-British bodybuilding champion Kerry Kayes to work on his eating lifestyle.
Now the 15-times world champ believes he can improve his game even further – despite hitting a record two nine-darters in one match and the top TV average already this year. The Power lines up for the League Championship of darts on Friday leaner and meaner than ever before.
He admitted: “I feel 20 years younger, I have so much energy and stamina now. It could add another ten years to my career. I feel that good.
“I’ve been happy with my form so I needed to find a way of improving even further.
“You are what you eat is so true, so I got Laura and Kerry on board with CNP sports nutritionist experts.
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