Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Olympian Heads Swap It Campaign; Portion Control, Moderation Are Key

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Olympian Heads Swap It Campaign; Portion Control, Moderation Are Key

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Byline: KERRI-ANNE MESNER Kerri-Anne.Mesner@capnews.com.au

SELF-ACCLAIMED world's worst vegetarian, former Rockhampton boy Duncan Armstrong yesterday took time out from his one-day appearance at Beef Week 2012 to visit some old haunts.

Duncan, an Olympic gold medallist swimmer, visited Beef Week in his new role as ambassador for Swap It, Don't Stop It Co a national healthy living campaign.

C[pounds sterling]People might think gold medal Olympians have no problem managing their health Co but I've had my share of challenges,C[yen] he said.

C[pounds sterling]After leaving the pool, I put on around 2kg a week for about eight months Co I think the top weight I reached was 122kg.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]Like many who struggle with their health, I was eating calories without burning them, and stacking the kilos on. I think it took about six or seven years to get the weight off in the end. C[yen]

And when it came to steak, he's a sucker for a juicy big piece. …

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