David Venable's latest milestone deserves a happy dance.
One year after beginning his health journey, the QVC host celebrated the progress he has made by sharing before and after photos of his transformation.
"On February 3, 2022…I met with my doctor and we had a very direct conversation about my need to be my best self," he wrote on Instagram. "The photo on the left is right after I left the doctor's office and the photo on the right shows me one year later and 70 POUNDS DOWN!"
The Half Homemade, Fully Delicious cookbook author added, "Thank you ALL for your incredible support and encouragement."
And that's exactly what he received on the anniversary of his health journey. In the comments section of his post, close QVC friends congratulated David on his accomplishments.
"YOU ARE A KING!!!!!!" celebrity makeup artist Mally Roncal wrote. Décor designer Valerie Parr Hill added, "You are an inspiration to all of us David!"
So, how did David do it? During a recent Facebook Live, he shared a few tips he learned after his doctor of 20 years asked him to lose 40 pounds. Step one was starting a low carb and low sugar diet.
"I did a lot of learning and reading labels," he said in July 2022. "I spend twice as much time in a grocery store now. Nothing goes into my cart before I read the label."
While David admitted it was hard at the beginning to create new habits, he's proud of the healthy progress he has made under the care of his family doctor.
And yes, QVC's resident foodie is still taking a few bites of all the delicious food he sells on the air in his shows like In the Kitchen With David.
"I'm just being more conscious everyday of what I'm eating and moving more," he said. "It's hard to get started, but once the scale starts moving in the right direction and you start feeling better and the doctor is happy and your blood numbers are good, this is all so important."
To learn more about David's weight loss, watch the QVC+ special David Venable's Health Journey anywhere you stream or on QVCplus.com