I’m a 63 year old bodybuilder – here’s my secret to losing weight healthily… it’s easier than you think

A CHAMPION bodybuilder has revealed the secret to healthy weight loss.

Lee Haney – who wrote the title “Mr. Olympia” a staggering eight times – took to Instagram to reveal the coveted trick.

Lee Haney - known as Hercules - revealed his weight loss tip on Instagram


Lee Haney – known as Hercules – revealed his weight loss tip on InstagramPhoto credit: Instagram
Lee Haney has been crowned Mr. Olympia eight times


Lee Haney has been crowned Mr. Olympia eight timesCredit: Instagram/@lee_haney_official

The 63-year-old addressed his 274,000 followers with a promotional post for his self-help fitness book “Fit at any age”.

He said, “The key to losing weight is making sure your body is in a calorie deficit and not in a surplus of calories burned.”

Affectionately known as Hercules, Lee was one of the most successful athletes in bodybuilding.

From 1984 to 1991, he won every Mr. Olympia contest, breaking Arnold Schwarzenegger’s record of seven in a row.

A consummate professional, the former Mr. Olympia harnessed his remarkable talent to a phenomenal work ethic – and was obsessed with improving on his previous performances.

He revealed, “When you’re up, there’s nowhere to go but down,” Haney said during an interview with Labrada Nutrition founder and CEO Lee Labrada.

“The pressure, how do I stay here, what can I do differently to put together a better package than last time.”

Despite the former champion’s advice, it’s worth noting that this isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach.

In one of the most detailed clinical studies published by the National Library of Medicine, researchers found that participants’ weight loss varied widely on different diets, and some even gained it.

It comes after personal trainer and fat loss specialist Emily Servante echoed Lee’s fitness advice.

Pushing less is more to shifting pounds, Emily said, “Actually, the basic science of fat loss is pretty simple.

“Eat less, exercise more, and create a consistent calorie deficit, and you will lose fat. Simply.

“Unfortunately, while science may be easy, putting it into practice is hard work.”

The PT has compiled a list of tips and tricks for maintaining a healthy weight.


PaulLeBlanc is a Dailynationtoday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. PaulLeBlanc joined Dailynationtoday in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: paulleblanc@dailynationtoday.com.

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