Ex-Strictly Come Dancing celebrity, Mark is shaping up for his wedding to actress and FHM’s ‘Most Sexy’ poll winner, Michelle Keegan this summer.
Whilst this pre-wedding weight control may be more traditionally associated with the bride, it is common for men today to undertake such measures ahead of their nuptials. Whether by toning up, booking a spray tan, having their teeth whitened or treating their hair loss, modern men want to make sure they look good for their big day.
Twenty-eight year-old Mark has taken a fairly extreme approach, reportedly losing around two stone in just a few months by combining exercise with a dramatically altered diet. “I’ve lost a lot of body fat” the now-chiselled, former TOWIE star told The Mirror.” I get up early to run a few miles every morning on an empty stomach. Then in the afternoon, I do weights training”.
He also explained the new diet behind his slimmed-down look: “I eat tonnes of protein, but no carbs. No carbohydrates at all”. But, as someone who has previously spoken about his fear of losing his hair, and who has been sporting a more pronounced widow’s peak in recent selfies, Mark may want to adopt a more balanced approach.
Dietary deficiencies and hair loss
Previous studies have linked low-carb diets to accelerated hair fall, as well as other symptoms including bad breath and constipation. Diets that completely exclude certain food groups often lead to dietary deficiencies. This can starve the hair follicles of essential health-promoting nutrients, increasing hair loss for many dieters – particularly those following the Atkins diet which, like Mark’s diet plan, focuses on protein and excludes carbs.
Stress, illness or weight loss can cause a hair loss condition known as Telogen Effluvium, where follicles enter the ‘resting’ phase of the growth cycle and subsequently shed hair. While this is usually a temporary problem, lasting up to six months with hair regrowing naturally, it can trigger the underlying predisposition to genetic hair loss, causing the onset of Male Pattern Baldness.
Love is in the hair
If Mark wants to keep his thick head of hair – as well as his slim physique – he might want to reconsider cutting out carbohydrates and show it some love instead by opting for a more balanced diet. There are many foods that can help to promote healthy hair as well as a lean and healthy body, when eaten in moderation. Taking a targeted daily supplement such as Hair Vitalics can also ensure the hair’s nutritional needs are met.
Treatment for Telogen Effluvium can be used to spark dormant hair follicles back into action, whilst comprehensive hair loss treatment plans can help to prevent and regrow hair loss from Male Pattern Baldness. Although the timeline for regrowth varies from person to person, results will generally become noticeable after three-to-four months of following the prescribed plan as directed.
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