They’ve gained a new look by shedding six stones between them and have enjoyed better health as a result.
Their achievement is something quite a few of us would like to emulate.
But how to go about it?
Scarcely a week passes without another dire warning that the fuel we give our bodies is in some way detrimental to both health and longevity.
Red wine, red meat. Carbohydrates or no carbohydrates. Dairy products. GM foods ... the list is endless.
It’s a question – and a subjective one at that – as to what constitutes a balanced or healthy diet.
You read the latest Government survey or university research paper and you takes your choice.
But some things are certain – we should not be as addicted as we are to fast and often fatty food.
Financial reasons undoubtedly make that difficult if you are a single parent or an unemployed person.
The other influence on eating habits is the sheer pace of modern life which makes burgers, fries and other takeaway choices the all-too-easy option.
Ultimately, individual common sense must prevail. There are inexpensive items in food stores which commend themselves.
As well as doing ourselves a favour, we owe it to everyone to stop obesity, and its multitude of associated problems, becoming a major and costly health issue in years to come.