Ian Karmel Weight Loss – How He Lose Over 120 Pounds?

By Sandy
Published on March 23, 2022, Updated on March 23, 2022

Ian Karmel's Weight Loss: How He Lost Over 120 Pounds? Photo credit: Instagram/iankarmel

Take a look at Ian Karmel’s 120-pound weight loss, his diet plan, and workout routine. Also, check out before and after photos of The Late Late Show with James Corden’s co-head writer.

Ian Karmel, who was born on October 9, 1984, is an American comedian who is one-half of the lead writers on CBS’s The Late Late Show with James Corden.

Karmel has written for the Grammys in 2017 and 2018, as well as the Tony Awards in 2016. His performance at the 2016 Tony Awards earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing on the Variety Special. He is also an Emmy winner, having won in 2019 for Carpool Karaoke: When Corden Met McCartney Live From Liverpool.

Recently, the stand-up comedian has been at the forefront of weight loss curiosity amongst fans. How did he manage to shed so much weight? Let’s find out:

Ian Karmel Weight Loss Journey

Ian Karmel often discusses his desire to lose weight on various social media sites as well as on public occasions. But he couldn’t find the time and wasn’t willing to put in the work required to lose weight. Then a pandemic stroke and the entire world went into lockdown. Karmel then had an option to use this time doing something creative.

Ian Karmel weight loss transformation

Ian Karmel weight loss transformation over the past three years. Photo: articlemix.com/Sandip Pandey

Karmel made a decision to work on his physical appearance. He devised a strategy and then got in touch with a dietitian and received some healthy tips. He was still unsure if he would make it to the end of the quest. But, as time passed, he remained committed to his goal, and, as we all know, he was successful.

During his appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden last year, Ian Karmel revealed he has undergone 120 pounds weight loss in less than a year.

Ian Karmel Before and After Weight Loss

After sticking to his diet and exercise regimen, Ian Karmel was able to lose approximately 120 pounds. The difference is visible in the above “before and after” photo.

Ian Karmel before and after

Ian Karmel’s before and after weight loss photo.

Karmel explained:

“I’ve been working a lot so far. I’m sure things will change soon—then I’ll see which interests return.”

Ian Karmel Weight Loss Diet

The comedian didn’t follow any strict diet to lose weight. Because he knew that if he adheres to a strict diet, he would lose interest in his weight loss journey.

When it comes to food, Karmel is quite vocal. Back in June 2020, he took to Twitter to express his dissatisfaction with a food delivery service. He wrote:

“I signed up for a meal delivery service and today my dinner was a shrimp salad with strawberries and blackberries. That’s f&&ked up, right? Shrimp and berries? I’m an open-minded dude, but no. No.”

Ian Karmel diet

Photo credit: Instagram/iankarmel

He added:

“I can’t bring myself to try it. Has anyone had a shrimp salad with berries? I want to lose weight and live longer, but not like this. There are no shrimp salads with berries in the grave.”

In August of that year, the 37-year-old flexed about his weight loss and received a Damian Lillard jersey from the Portland Trail Blazers. He attributed his slim physique to chicken breasts and spinach, which helped him fit into the shirt.

In February 2021, Karmel took to Twitter and revealed a rather strange weight measuring metric. He wrote:

“Been judging my weight loss based on football players and I’m now down to a small college offensive guard. Hoping to hit University of Miami linebacker by April.”

Meanwhile, one fan enquired about the secret to his incredible transformation, speculating that it might be due to the keto diet. The comedian responded that it boils down to eating a lot less and doing enough exercise.

Ian Karmel Workout Routine

Another thing Karmel did to lose weight was the workout. He began to engage in more physical activity.

Ian Karmel workout routine

Photo credit: iankarmel

Karmel included a variety of small physical tasks into his daily routine, such as standing up and walking slowly around the room every time he needs to use his smartphone. He also started jogging and riding bikes daily.

Did Ian Karmel Undergo Weight Loss Surgery?

Many people on the internet are spreading rumors that Ian Karmel lost so much weight after undergoing weight loss surgery. The truth, however, is quite the opposite.

Karmel saw his weight loss journey as a natural process accomplished through hard work and dedication.