Mike Pompeo, the former US secretary of state who lost 40 kilos: before and after.
The director of the CIA made known to "The Post" how he lost weight and why.
According to the US media New York Post, Mke Pompeo, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency of the United States (CIA) and former secretary of state, began his weight loss project on June 14, 2021, that he discovered that he was on the verge of weighing 300 pounds, roughly 136 kilos. So far, he has lost around 40 kilos (90 pounds) and plans to continue with the initiative.
According to his statements in an interview with said medium, Mike Pompeo promised to exercise "not daily, but almost every day." He also stated that he had changed his diet for a healthier one, and as a result, "the weight began to drop."
Pompeo, 58, said he invested in a gym in his basement with some dumbbells and an elliptical machine. The Post photographed him the first week of January this year. "I tried to get there five or six times a week and stay there for half an hour or so. And that was not scientific at all. There was no coach; there was no dietician. It was just me, "he declared for The Post.
He said his weight began to pile up when he was first elected as a congressional representative from Kansas in 2010.
However, the former official told the US media that losing weight for him "has been a lifelong struggle." "For me, it's about doing well and being disciplined enough."
Also, within the information obtained by The Post, the politician decided to end his relationship with cheeseburgers, carbohydrates, and sugary sweets that remained with his computer. At the same time, he worked or traveled on long flights around the world.
According to The Post's interview, the change in diet hasn't changed family restaurant traditions: IHOP is still the Pompeo's favorite, "but instead of ordering lots of syrup-covered pumpkin pancakes, the former secretary now choose a much healthier meal, "he says. "We still go there as a family; it is important not to remove those traditions. Now we have egg whites and turkey bacon," he said.
The interviewee stated that in almost 11 years, he had gained nearly 100 pounds. "I gained almost 100 pounds over 10 or 11 years, which coincided with my foot injury, so I told myself that was the reason why I had gained so much weight," adding that nothing specific It happened to his foot, attributing the pain to wear and tear from advancing age.