Gwyneth Paltrow helps hairstylist lose over 60kg in four months
Work stress and a bad break-up caused celebrity hairstylist David Babaii, who is 1.65m tall, to balloon to 129kg, with a 44-inch waist size.
Now, he's lost 61kg in four months - thanks to actress client and pal Gwyneth Paltrow.
He told E! Online that he had mentioned his desire to lose weight in a casual conversation with Paltrow, his client for over a decade now.
"She looked at me and said, 'Sounds good, what do you want to do? How do you want to do this?' It was just very organic and not in a judgmental way," he said.
According to Babaii, the 42-year-old actress became like a "life coach" to him.
"If I was hungry, I would email her any time of the day and if she wasn't sleeping, she'd reply right away," he said.
"She would say, 'Try this. I think you'll like it. It's not boring.' She said that everything you do, do it in moderation. She would never say stop doing this or stop doing that. It's like she lead me to it without the pressure."
Babaii also worked with a personal trainer to lose the weight, and credits both the trainer and Paltrow for his weight loss in an emotional post on Instagram.
"I did not love myself and food was my best friend till one day I looked at myself I mean really looked at myself and thought I need help and I want to love myself again so my dear friend @gwynethpaltrow helped me get myself to understand that I'm worth it and I am loved and that I should love myself. She did not look down at me or judge me." - David Babaii
Sources: E! Online, Instagram