Ed Sheeran will be performing at the Royal Variety Performance on Sunday, December 19, airing on ITV at 7.20pm. Fans will remember the singer’s transformation, having lost five huge stones in recent years.
“Taking time off and not being on tour was the worst thing for my health,” Ed said.
He added that he would drink “every day”.
However, Ed decided to turn his life around, telling The Sun earlier this year, “I quit three months before Lyra was born because I was determined to be the person who would drive my wife to the hospital.
“I was 15 and a half stones at my peak and I think I’m 10 and a half now – I was tall, it really shows.
“I had a waistline of 36 – now I’m only 28.
“I always knew I was tall, but I also knew why I was tall: I loved chicken wings, wine, beer, and never exercised.”
Ed went on to say that since becoming a father he leads a “clean” life and still drinks alcohol from time to time, but doesn’t “drink two bottles” of wine like he did before.
The singer explained that he didn’t want to stop food or drink altogether because he felt he “would end up trying to binge again”.
To maintain his ideal weight, Ed continues to be wary of what he puts in his body – eating fewer microwave meals and chicken wings, as well as drinking less beer.
Alcohol can not only contribute to weight gain, but it can also have a wide range of adverse effects on almost any part of the body, including the brain, bones and heart, according to the NHS.
From dehydration to the need to snack and even interfering with sleep, drinking too much can lead to many health problems.
According to Healthline, cutting out alcohol if you drink in excess can have beneficial effects on the health of your liver, heart, and body composition.