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Mia O'Hare

James and Ola Jordan reveal simple change they made to lose 6st - and still eat McDonald's

James and Ola Jordan have revealed the simple changes they made which saw them lose a dramatic amount of weight in just four months - and they still eat McDonald's.

The former Strictly dancers lost six-and-a-half-stone between them after being told they were "obese" by doctors following their "unflattering" swimsuit pic.

It sparked the couple to want to do something about their diet and exercise regime, but they say they only made small changes.

READ MORE: EastEnders star loses a stone cutting one thing from her diet

James and Ola started monitoring how they were eating and also decided to get back in to dancing. Their journey went so well, they have set up their own programme called Dance Shred to help others.

Ola and James were told they were obese (INSTAGRAM)
The couple lost 6-and-a-half-stone between them in just four months (olajordan/Instagram)

Ola explained: "The main thing that we did was Dance Shred, to be honest, and working out together, dancing together at home with Ella.

"Then we cleaned up our diet, so we didn't cut out anything, we still eat everything."

James added: "It's portion sizes."

"Seeing what we're eating size wise and how much of it. I think size portions were a big thing for us, because I didn't really realise how much I used to pile up the plate," Ola continued.

"And I would present it to James and he goes, 'ooh, that's a lot'.

"But I would still eat it all," he quipped as he added: "Also for me, it was the snacking. I was a big snacker I would sit down in front of the TV with a bag of Minstrels, and a pack of Doritos."

James admitted he still does like to snack but it is now not an "every night thing".

They still like to treat themselves to snacks and takeaways (The_OlaJordan/Twitter)

The ballroom dancer believes society treats bad food habits differently to others.

He said: "When I used to smoke, people would come up to me and say 'do you realise that's bad for you'.

"You don't go to someone in McDonald's, do you and go up to them and say, 'do you realise that that is bad for you?' Because essentially, it's the same sugar.

"I hold my hands up and say, I was really bad. I have such a sweet tooth. And I do still treat myself."

Ola interjected: "And can I just say we still go to McDonald's."

"Yeah, it's all in moderation," James added.

The couple explained they are now more mindful with what they eat throughout the day, so if they were having a treat in the evening, they would monitor their breakfast, lunch and snacks.

James said: "As soon as you tell people to cut out everything, they're not going to sustain it. It's not possible. You want to still enjoy life."

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