Edinburgh Tesco worker known as ‘the big guy’ loses 17st after ditching junk food

Robert C. Williams

A TESCO worker who was always seen as “the big guy” has lost an incredible 16 stones in a year.

Marcin Polek, 22, saw his weight plummet from 30st to 13st 2lb after radically altering his diet and doing exercise.

Marcin was 30st before he ditched the junk food

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Marcin was 30st before he ditched the junk foodCredit: Jam Press
He shed the weight after doing six home workouts a week

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He shed the weight after doing six home workouts a weekCredit: Jam Press

And his success has inspired him to become a personal trainer on top of his job with the supermarket chain — famous for its slogan “Every little helps”.

Marcin, of Edinburgh, explained: “I’ve always been a big guy as far back as I can remember.


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“But when I found out I was 191kg (30st) that was when I decided to change.

My diet was bad. I didn’t care what I ate or how much. Worst for me were crisps and chocolate.

“I was unhappy and wanted a change. It wasn’t a healthy lifestyle. After a few failed dieting attempts I finally gave it 100 per cent.”

Polish-born Marcin started his astonishing weight-loss journey on January 9 last year. He created his own low-calorie, high-protein diet of healthy foods and hit the gym.

He tracked his progress with selfies

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He tracked his progress with selfiesCredit: Jam Press

After lockdown he did up to six home workouts a week. He swapped fizzy drinks for water, ditched the snacks and takeaway grub and took selfie snaps of his progress.

Now, after losing almost 17st, he said: “I had a goal and had to get it no matter what. My family and close friends kept pushing me on.

“And now I feel amazing. I’m a lot more confident and happier.”

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