First Minister Alex Salmond on celebrity 5:2 diet

First Minister Alex Salmond is on a diet. Picture: PA
First Minister Alex Salmond is on a diet. Picture: PA
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FIRST Minister Alex Salmond appears to be getting himself fighting fit for next year’s independence referendum by adopting a celebrity diet.

He has revealed advice from former Bank of England governor Sir Mervyn King has seen him lose two stone in three months.

Mr Salmond has taken up the 5:2 diet - also known as the Bikini Diet - where dieters stick to a strict regime of 600 calories per day two days a week. A normal intake of 2,500 calories is then consumed for the remaining five days.

“It can be a struggle but I’ve dropped about two stone and two collar sizes.”