Ron DeSantis Reveals The Secret Behind His Weight Loss Is Kicking Carbs And Sugar — Not Ozempic: ‘Good Regimen’ Including ‘Working Out’ And ‘Eating Half Decent’ Started After The New Year As He Weighs 2024
- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis told Piers Morgan he’s been on a “good regimen” since the start of the new year — as he weighs in on a presidential run in 2024
- The Florida Republican has cut carbs and sugar and is working out, he told the British TV personality
- According to Puck, staffers lured DeSantis into meetings with cupcakes
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis revealed his secret to looking slim and it’s not the diabetes-altered drug Ozempic.
DeSantis told Piers Morgan he’s been on a “good regimen” that has seen him cut back on carbs and sugar since the start of the new year — as he weighs in on a presidential run in 2024.
DeSantis spectators have noticed that the governor looks slimmer, even since his inauguration in January.
“Sugar is the biggest problem,” said the Florida Republican. “Because if you use sugar, your body burns sugar, if you don’t, it burns fat.” So if you’re working out and eating half decent, that’s okay.’
Weight loss is usually a sign that a politician is running for office — or, in this case, president.
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis has dropped out, he confirmed to Piers Morgan. Photos show a heavier DeSantis in December 2019 (left) and then on a recent trip to Iowa (left) earlier this month
DeSantis told Morgan he began putting in a “good regimen” after the start of the new year, with some observers noting that he’s slimmed down since being sworn in in January (pictured)
DeSantis told the British TV personality that he has reduced his sugar intake and is working out. DeSantis is pictured in 2019 (left) and again in March 2023 (right)
For example, former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo fueled speculation that he would jump into the 2024 GOP primaries after getting noticeably thinner since leaving office.
DeSantis’s diet worked so quickly that last week Puck News speculated he might be on Ozempic.
“He’s a shell of his former self,” a Tallahassee insider told Puck.
Peter Schorsch, the publisher of Florida politicswrote Thursday on Twitter that DeSantis won’t take Ozempic “even if the rest of Tally and Miami do.”
“The word on the street is that Ronnie D. dropped the carbs—no bread, no dessert!” Schorsch wrote.
Morgan’s sit-down confirmed Schorsch’s reporting.
But DeSantis also told Morgan he doesn’t recall sloppily eating chocolate pudding with three of his fingers. as The Daily Beast reported last week.
“I don’t remember ever doing that,” the governor said, laughing.
“Maybe when I was a kid, but it’s interesting, there are a lot of people who, when they go after you, sometimes they have really good ammunition, like you’re a crook, you did this, you did that,” he continued.
“To me, they’re talking about pudding. And I’m like, is that really the best you’ve got? OK, bring it on!’ he added.
A former staffer recalled DeSantis sitting in meetings and eating in front of people, adding, “always like a starving animal that’s never eaten before… getting screwed all over the place.”
Puck also reported that staffers would lure DeSantis into meetings with cupcakes.
And he’s a big fan of fried chicken from Zaxby’s, a popular Southern fast food chain, Puck said.
Former President Donald Trump may have inspired the downsizing.
Journalist Maggie Haberman wrote in her book Confidence Man that Trump called DeSantis “fat” and “whiny” while taking credit for DeSantis being elected governor of Florida in 2018.
Trump also reportedly spat the nickname DeSantis “meatball Ron,” but told reporters last week that he went with Ron “DeSanctimonious” instead because “meatball” was “too gross.”
“I’m a very non-rough person,” said the ex-president, according to The Daily Caller.