Former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Tells the New York Post How He Lost Nearly 100 Pounds in Six Months — We Hope That This is True and This Would Give Us Hope for Ourselves, but It Looks Like a Weight Loss Due to Illness and We Hope That This is Not the Case

Pompeo says he lost 90 pounds in six months by himself with nutrition and exercise. (Getty Images; Samuel Corum for NY Post)

America isn’t just seeing less of Mike Pompeo because the Trump administration is no longer in the White House. We are seeing less of the former secretary of state because there is literally less of him — 90 pounds, to be exact.

The former director of the CIA has faced a lot of challenging situations in his long career, but he hesitates to talk about his weight loss because of a nagging fear he will put all the pounds he lost back on. But, in an exclusive interview with The Post, he revealed how he did it and why.

It all started on June 14, 2021, when Pompeo stepped on the scale and saw he was just pounds away from 300 for the first time in his life.

The next morning, he said, he woke up and told his wife, Susan: “Today is the day.”

“I started exercising, not every day, but nearly every day, and eating right and the weight just started to come off,” he said.

Pompeo, 58, said he invested in a home gym in his basement with some dumbbells and an elliptical machine, where The Post photographed him this week. “I tried to get down there five, six times a week and stay at it for a half-hour or so. And that was nothing scientific. There was no trainer, there was no dietician. It was just me.”

The weight started piling on when he was first elected to Congress as a representative for Kansas in 2010, Pompeo said.

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SOURCE: New York Post, Salena Zito

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