Gary Lineker’s diet revealed as 62-year-old Match of the Day presenter explains how he stays in shape

GARY LINEKER has revealed how he continues to stay in top shape despite being aged 62.

The England legend shot to superstardom across the globe with his exploits in front of goal during the 1980s and early 90s.

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BBCThe Match of the Day host is sticking to the popular OMAD diet[/caption]

Lineker made the breakthrough with his hometown club Leicester City before going on to fire them in for the likes of Everton, Barcelona and Tottenham.

He scored 48 goals in 80 caps for the Three Lions and finished his playing career in Japan with Nagoya Grampus before entering the world of punditry.

Lineker then replaced Des Lynham as host of Match of the Day in 1999 and has remained in the chair since and now earns £1.35m-a-year in the role.

However, the much-loved icon still remains in impressive shape despite now being well into his sixties.

And now he has revealed the secrets behind his success physically and that he is following 

Coldplay singer Chris Martin in the OMAD (one meal a day) diet plan.

Lineker told The Times: “I care about the way I look. I’m a bit vain.”

He said that he works out “three days a week with a personal trainer” that he describes as “killer sessions” and he also does “an hour of Pilates”. 

However, despite sticking to the OMAD diet plan, he still indulges in a drink.


He said: “I like wine, I like whisky. I never get hangovers.

“That’s one of the luckiest things. I’ll get tired the next day if I had a big one, but I don’t get bad headaches or anything. I’ve never had one.”

Martin embarked on the OMAD diet after seeing Bruce Springteen’s physique on the same regime and Hollywood star Liz Hurley has also hailed it.

It has been claimed that eating less and giving food more time to digest lowers inflammation, which reduces the risk of depression, heart problems, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

And researchers in Canada reckon it can lead to the safe loss of up to 13 per cent of weight, and a US study in 2015 concluded the plan left people less likely to develop coronary artery disease and diabetes.

But other studies found it hampers fighting infection, increases the risk of heart disease and shortens dieters’ lifespans, because eating all your food in one go can damage cells.

And nutritionist Rhiannon says one meal a day could play havoc with blood-sugar levels, leaving dieters feeling dizzy, tired and craving carbs.

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