Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he’s been hitting the gym and laying off the junk food since leaving the Trump administration.
The healthy change helped him lose 90 pounds in 6 months
How Mike Pompeo lost 90 pounds in 6 months
Pompeo began looking considerably slimmer throughout 2021.
The former secretary of state and Kansas congressman, also a potential 2024 presidential contender, detailed the story behind his weight loss in an interview with The New York Post.
Pompeo said losing weight has been “a lifetime struggle” but became especially difficult after he was elected to Congress in 2010.
He told the Post that his weight loss journey truly began when he stepped on the scale in June 2021 and saw he was approaching 300 pounds.
“Today is the day,” Pompeo recalls telling his wife Susan.
Pompeo said that working in government and especially in a top position like secretary of state involved long workdays and travel days fueled by lots of food especially cheeseburgers.