Labour’s Tom Watson claims losing SIX STONE on ‘Keto diet’ has increased his IQ as he accuses union boss Len McCluskey of ‘coming to get’ him
- Labour’s Tom Watson lost six stone on regime including putting butter in coffee
- He said the dramatic weight loss had ‘lifted a brain fog’ and increased his IQ
- Mr Watson said Unite chief Len McCluskey was ‘coming to get him’ after spat
Labour’s Tom Watson today claimed his extreme weight loss on a ‘Keto diet’ has increased his IQ.
The party’s deputy leader has lost six stone over the past nine months on a brutal regime that involves shunning sugar and putting butter in his coffee.
He said that the weight loss had been a ‘transformational experience’ and had ‘lifted a brain fog that I didn’t know was there’.
‘I feel like my mental acuity has improved, almost like my IQ has improved. I feel much sharper.’
Mr Watson also accused Unite boss Len McCluskey of ‘coming to get him’ after a the pair clashed over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership.
Tom Watson (pictured left in March this year and right at Labour conference before his diet) has lost six stone on a brutal regime that involves shunning sugar and putting butter in coffee
The comments came in an interview on the BBC’s Political Thinking podcast, hosted by Today programme presenter Nick Robinson.
Mr Watson has been a key figure in the storm that engulfed Labour after Mr Corbyn took over the leadership in 2015.
Having been elected as deputy leader at the same time, the MP has his own mandate and many moderates have seen him as a bulwark against the takeover by the Left.
Mr Watson said losing weight had made him ‘more resilient’ and ‘much calmer’ in the face of upheaval in Labour.
‘I do feel like losing all this weight has actually been a transformational experience for me in a way that I didn’t know or anticipate nine months ago when I started trying to lose weight,’ he said.
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‘I do genuinely feel a lot calmer, a lot more in equilibrium, so I guess I am a bit more chilled out.
‘This isn’t political, in fact there are the occasional days where I feel like maybe I’m too chilled out for the circumstances I find myself in.
‘It adds to resilience and patience, and right now being deputy leader of the Labour Party those are two qualities I think are quite useful to me.’
One part of Mr Watson’s regime is ‘bulletproof coffee’, made using butter. The saturated fats are said to prevent you getting hungry during the day.
The ‘Ketogenic’ style diet also involves cutting down on carbs and taking more exercise.
Mr Watson also said he expected Mr McCluskey would ‘come for me’ after he refused to back Mr Corbyn during an abortive coup by moderates in 2016.
‘Yes, he is coming for me. They’re upping their delegates and all of that. What will be, will be,’ Mr Watson said.
‘He’s powerful enough, if he wants to take me out as deputy leader, he probably could, but that’s up to him.
‘I’m just going to get on and try and bring everyone back together and do what I can as best I can.’
Mr Watson also accused Unite boss Len McCluskey (pictured) of ‘coming to get him’ after a the pair clashed over Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership
Mr Watson has been a key figure in the storm that engulfed Labour after Mr Corbyn (pictured in the Commons this week) took over the leadership in 2015
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