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Bart De Wever: A Belgian Lightweight

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Belgium is in full-on campaigning mode ahead of next month’s local elections; tomorrow, the leader of the party likely to win the most votes will come out with a lightweight campaign, lacking in sustenance and with an emphasis  on cosmetic issues. Where’s the beef? Most definitely not on the plate of N-VA leader Bart De Wever, who has lost 60 kilograms since the height of the political crisis.

 

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“Bart De Wever’s diet: the wittiest diet book in the world,” written by journalist Carl Huybrechts with Mr. De Wever doesn’t just talk about how he lost the weight (the PronoKal diet, cutting out the carbs, and exercise), but also goes into his body image, being a “fatso” and even gives new insight into the darkest hours of Belgium’s political crisis.

 

After waxing lyrical about “heaping mountains of cheese on top of my pasta, the more cheese the better,” and the superlative qualities of Belgian steak-frites, it’s all too easy to understand why Mr. De Wever managed to tip the scales at 142 kg (313 pounds), especially with his stressful lifestyle. His journey from being lampooned as ‘Waffleman’ in the Belgian press to running a 10-mile race in Antwerp in a shade over two hour. is remarkable, and the book has a fun, encouraging tone.

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By Frances Robinson

September 10, 2012 

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