Ray Quinn’s Caveman diet: How super-ripped Dancing On Ice star lost 2 stone in 2 months

Revealed: The secret behind the TV star's dramatic body change

HE may be constantly topping the leaderboard on Dancing On Ice but Ray Quinn was celebrating before he even hit the ice after he lost a massive TWO STONE before taking part in the show.

Dancing On Ice star Ray Quinn lost a whopping 2 stone in 2 months. Copyright [AOBPR]

The West End star traded his favourite Chinese takeaways and beers for healthy eating and regular gym visits - and just look at the eye-popping results.

We can reveal that it was a "Caveman Diet" - high in protein and fresh vegetables and five workouts a week - that saw the 25-year-old drop 28lbs in eight weeks.

The X Factor star completely changed his diet - cutting down on takeaways and booze. Copyright [AOBPR]

Former X Factor star Ray – who is 5ft 9” – went down from a bloated 14st to a lean and ripped 12st by implementing a successful weight loss regime.

He now visits the gym five times a week and has cut out processed foods, potatoes, pasta and bread. He also boosted his chances by taking Forza T5 Super Strength fat burners in the morning before a work out and also in the mid-afternoon to prevent snacking and cravings.

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Ray said the real push to change his body shape came when he got asked to do the show, revealing: “When I got the call from ITV asking me to take part in Dancing On Ice I knew I had to take action. I had 10-12 weeks to lose two stone, and I was so determined I reached my target in eight weeks.

“Dancing on Ice was the kick start I needed,” he said. “The training is gruelling enough– up to 12 hours a day – so I wouldn’t have got through the first day had not got fit beforehand.”

Ray took Forza T5 Super Strength fat burners to stave off cravings. Copyright [AOBPR]

The dad-of-one, who is married to actress Emma Stephens, revealed his busy work schedule meant he was previously eating the wrong foods and drowning it with alcohol, leaving him in terrible shape.

“I’d have a bacon sarnie everyday for breakfast, or a full fry up,” he said. “Then a mayo heavy pre-packed sandwich, with crisps and full-fat coke for lunch.

Ray got in shape for this latest appearance on Dancing On Ice. Copyright [Rex]

“I couldn't get enough of pizza, chips, KFC or Chinese meals after each show. I’d like a drink or two, easily washing down six cans of lager a night. That’s a lot! It really bloated me out.”

On deciding to make a change Ray transformed his diet and is now reaping the results – showing off a defined six pack and muscular toned arms.

As well as cutting back on the takeaways, Ray avoided empty white carbs, swapping them for slow-release proteins.

He said: “I also cut out potatoes, bread and pasta to start with. I have sweet potato with lean turkey instead of chicken, which is lower in fat. I’m eating little and often and I’m never hungry. I have so much more energy now. If you put a huge log on a fire it goes out, eating a small amounts more often is so much better.”

Ray Quinn with his wife Emma Stephens and their child. Copyright [Rex]

Ray now starts his day with a hearty bowl of porridge, always gets his five a day and drinks lots of water.
“No fat, no stodge,” he said. “I’ll have good fats like avocado – but not greasy foods. I had a potbelly and I hated it.”

He added: “It hasn’t been easy. I don’t even have milk in my tea anymore! But I’m keeping it off this time, there’s no going back. I feel and look so much better.”

But he does have the occasional cheat day. “Every second Sunday I eat whatever I want for a day, whatever I’m craving most,” he said. “You have to have a cheat day – I’d never stick to this tough regime if I didn’t have that.”

Yep, we can't believe it either. Copyright [AOBPR]
Ray’s diet before
Breakfast: Fried bacon and eggs
Snack: Coke and crisps
Lunch: Pizza and chips/ Pre-packed sandwiches and crisps
Snack: Chocolate bar and fizzy drink
Dinner: Chinese or fried chicken take-away with 4-6 cans of lager
Ray’s diet now
The general rule is carbs taper down during the day and protein tapers up.
Breakfast: Bowl of porridge
Forza T5 Super Stength Supplement x2 tablets prior to gym session.
Protein shake after work-out with one spoon of peanut butter
Mid Morning snack – 3 or 4 pieces of fruit and handful of almonds
Midday Meal - Steak, green salad and cous cous
Snack: dried meat biltong
Dinner at 6pm:  Lean turkey breast, sweet potato, green veg
Protein shake at 8pm.
Don’t have anything after 8pm.