Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that he orders turkey bacon at a restaurant and avoids pasta from his diet while sharing the secrets behind his impressive weight loss.
The 58-year-old former Trump aide revealed that he lost 90 pounds in just six months.
The former legislator has been hitting the gym and laying off junk food since leaving the White House.
He told the New York Post that his weight loss journey began in June when he stepped on the scale and noticed he was approaching 300 pounds.
The politician revealed that some days in government involved cheeseburgers, carbohydrates and sugary foods as he worked long hours.
He said, “When you work and eat, you keep working and you keep eating.”
The former secretary of state revealed that he and his family still enjoy traditional trips to the IHOP restaurant, but order egg whites and turkey bacon instead of pumpkin pancakes dipped in syrup.
Pompeo admitted that “food is where we meet,” adding: “We are Italians and we like to gather around a good meal of pasta and bread and cheese and dessert.
“We’re still going to enjoy these great meals with family and friends, except I’m going to be the guy who says, ‘Yeah, I’m going to have a salad.’
Pompeo, a former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, said he did not invest in expensive personal trainers or follow intense training schedules.
He said his strategy was to do things right and be disciplined.
The former congressman invested in a home gym and tries to exercise five to six times a week.
Pompeo said: “There was no coach, there was no dietitian. It was just me. “
He told the Post that he “wants to be there” for his family and grandchildren.
‘I WANT TO BE THERE’
He said: “The truth is that I am preparing for 2044 and I hope to be in 2054.”
The politician hopes his trip will inspire other people struggling with obesity to lose weight.
He said: “It is difficult and it is not permanent. There are no guarantees that I will continue to weigh what I weigh now, but if you realize that good things can happen if you continue like this, you can too. “
Pompeo paid tribute to his family for their support and for helping him stay focused.
The former legislator attended Harvard Law School and is a former US Army officer.
He served in Congress from 2011 to 2017, where he represented Kansas’ fourth congressional district before being appointed director of the CIA.
Since leaving the White House, Pompeo has served as senior adviser for global affairs at the American Center for Law and Justice.
The Secrets Behind Mike Pompeo’s Weight Loss
Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed that he lost 90 pounds in six months.
He used to eat cheeseburgers and sugary sandwiches when he was in government.
The politician opts for egg whites and turkey bacon during visits to his favorite IHOP restaurant with his family.
You will decide to eat a salad while dining with family and friends, instead of eating pasta.
Pompeo tries to exercise five to six times a week at his home gym.
He didn’t hire an expensive personal trainer or go through intense training programs.
He said his strategy focused on “getting it right” and being disciplined.