James ‘Arg’ Argent investigates male eating disorders during the Loose Women segment

James ‘Arg’ Argent presented a research section on male eating disorders after years of struggling with binge eating before putting on a stomach cuff.

During Tuesday’s episode of Loose Women, Arg, 34, investigated the rise in male eating disorders by interviewing an expert, two case studies, and his mother, Patricia Argent.

Arg, who told viewers that one and a half million people in the UK are struggling with an eating disorder and a quarter of them are men, also admitted he was one of them.

Deep Dive: James 'Arg' Argent presented an investigative section on male eating disorders after years of struggling with binge eating before putting on a stomach cuff

Deep Dive: James 'Arg' Argent presented an investigative section on male eating disorders after years of struggling with binge eating before putting on a stomach cuff

Deep Dive: James ‘Arg’ Argent presented an investigative section on male eating disorders after years of struggling with binge eating before putting on a stomach cuff

He said, “I’ve had binge eating disorder for more than half my life, and while people think the condition is quite rare, actually more people have binge eating disorder than anorexia and bulimia.”

During the VT, James spoke to his mother Patricia and asked, “When did you realize something was wrong with me?”

She replied, “Lockdown is when it started sneaking into you. You seemed to be putting on weight every week and I noticed that you weren’t moving as much as you could have been and you just didn’t seem happy with yourself. ‘

Exploration: During Tuesday's episode of Loose Women, Arg, 34, investigated the rise in male eating disorders by asking an expert, two case studies, and his mother, Patricia Argent.  interviewed

Exploration: During Tuesday's episode of Loose Women, Arg, 34, investigated the rise in male eating disorders by asking an expert, two case studies, and his mother, Patricia Argent.  interviewed

Exploration: During Tuesday’s episode of Loose Women, Arg, 34, investigated the rise in male eating disorders by asking an expert, two case studies, and his mother, Patricia Argent. interviewed

James said, ‘I wouldn’t leave the house, would I?’

Patricia replied, ‘You were just at home. I always asked you for a walk or a coffee, but you didn’t want to come with me, you kept putting it off and making excuses. ‘

James added: ‘Lies ….’

Patricia said, “Yes, basically you lied to me. It was hard to see that you feel so uncomfortable within yourself. “

Fights: Arg, who told viewers that one and a half million people in the UK are struggling with an eating disorder and a quarter of them are men, also admitted he was one of them

Fights: Arg, who told viewers that one and a half million people in the UK are struggling with an eating disorder and a quarter of them are men, also admitted he was one of them

Fights: Arg, who told viewers that one and a half million people in the UK are struggling with an eating disorder and a quarter of them are men, also admitted he was one of them

He said:

He said:

He said, “I’ve had binge eating disorder for more than half my life, and while people think the condition is quite rare, actually more people have binge eating disorder than anorexia and bulimia.”

Before and After: Arg was told that he was risking his health before undergoing sleeve gastric surgery last year (pictured above left).

Before and After: Arg was told that he was risking his health before undergoing sleeve gastric surgery last year (pictured above left).

Before and After: Arg was told that he was risking his health before undergoing sleeve gastric surgery last year (pictured above left).

James went on to explain that he was “so image conscious” and said, “I hated the way I looked. I would wait until it was dark to leave the house. I think a massive, massive turning point for me was when you walked into my room and I was lying there.

“It was during the day and I was just so tired, so uncomfortable, I was so depressed, I didn’t feel like getting up. You walked in and just really cried. I remember you said, ‘I don’t recognize my son’. “

Patricia looked down and said, “I remember that day, James.”

James asked, “Did you feel like you could talk to me when you were worried? I can imagine that it is really uncomfortable … “

During the VT, James spoke to his mother Patricia and asked:

During the VT, James spoke to his mother Patricia and asked:

During the VT, James spoke to his mother Patricia and asked, “When did you realize something was wrong with me?”

Patricia replied, “I wanted to talk to you and you didn’t want to talk. I wouldn’t have said my son had an eating disorder. I never thought that this was the root of all your problems. ‘

James explained his behavior, revealing, “The reason you lie and keep secrets is to make you feel a little embarrassed and ashamed, but really, if you want to change and sort yourself out, all you have to do is talk about it and be honest. ‘

During VT, James also met Jess Griffiths of the eating disorders charity Beat to find out why there are so many eating disorders among men.

She replied, “Lockdown is when it started sneaking into you.  You seemed to be gaining weight every week and I noticed that you weren't moving as much as you could have been and you just didn't seem happy with yourself.

She replied, “Lockdown is when it started sneaking into you.  You seemed to be gaining weight every week and I noticed that you weren't moving as much as you could have been and you just didn't seem happy with yourself.

She replied, “Lockdown is when it started sneaking into you. You seemed to be gaining weight every week and I noticed that you weren’t moving as much as you could have been and you just didn’t seem happy with yourself. “

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