A man has claimed his hair transformed back to its natural colour after he lost more than seven stone.
Brian Mcauley from Llangennech, Wales, became hooked on dropping weight after joining a slimming club to support his daughter.
The 47-year-old went down from 24st 4.5lb to 16st 11lb in under a year.
But the big change for Mr Mcauley was his hair – which for years had been white and thin after losing it to alopecia.
And that’s because it grew back it’s natural colour, and twice as thick.
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Mr Mcauley has also seen his ‘extremely high’ blood pressure come down, and his long-term problem with fluid in his inner ear drum has cleared.
He said: ‘I joined Slimming World at the end of June 2017 after years of piling on weight.
‘Initially I joined to support my daughter to lose some weight but I now think it was the other way round and it was her that joined to support me.
‘Before I knew it the weight started dropping off.
‘[I started] walking a mile at a time and soon built it up and now enjoy regular walks of 10 miles or more, along with cycling, some running and I finally plucked up the courage to join the gym and start weight training.
‘Along with losing weight, other health benefits started kicking in too.
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‘My blood pressure dropped from extremely high back into the green zone of the chart. I have also suffered with fluid in the inner ear drum for years which has now cleared and my hearing is spot on again.
‘I had also lost all my hair to alopecia which then grew back white, I don’t know if my new healthy lifestyle had anything to do with it but it has now returned to its natural colour and is thicker than ever.
‘The icing on the cake was ticking Pen y Fan mountain off my bucket list.
‘Words can not describe how happy I was that in just seven months I had gone from being a couch potato to literally climbing a mountain.’