How MKR’s Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented ‘pumpkin diet’

Josh and Austin Bonwick have become recognisable faces as they stir the pot on the latest season of My Kitchen Rules.

But before they hit TV screens, the homeschooled brothers looked quite different.

The MKR ‘villains’ admitted to Daily Mail Australia they were both substantially heavier before dropping 55kg between them.

EXCLUSIVE 'I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby': How MKR's Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented 'pumpkin diet' while brother Josh lost 20kg following the Paleo rules favoured by judge Pete Evans Pictured Austin in 2015 (left) on MKR in 2019 (right)

EXCLUSIVE 'I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby': How MKR's Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented 'pumpkin diet' while brother Josh lost 20kg following the Paleo rules favoured by judge Pete Evans Pictured Austin in 2015 (left) on MKR in 2019 (right)

EXCLUSIVE 'I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby': How MKR's Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented 'pumpkin diet' while brother Josh lost 20kg following the Paleo rules favoured by judge Pete Evans Pictured Austin in 2015 (left) on MKR in 2019 (right)

EXCLUSIVE 'I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby': How MKR's Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented 'pumpkin diet' while brother Josh lost 20kg following the Paleo rules favoured by judge Pete Evans Pictured Austin in 2015 (left) on MKR in 2019 (right)

EXCLUSIVE ‘I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby’: How MKR’s Austin Bonwick dropped 35kg in bizarre self-invented ‘pumpkin diet’ . Pictured Austin in 2015 (left) on MKR in 2019 (right)

Younger brother Austin, 21, said he weighed 115kg before he decided to follow a bizarre diet he invented himself, which he dubbed ‘the pumpkin diet’.

‘I was pretty fat, I was pretty chubby,’ he said.

Describing the rules of the diet Austin explained: ‘It’s eating pumpkin, sweet potato, and normal potato and potato chips.

‘I think I did it about eight months. It was sort of vegan a little bit but I went on and off it and I just kept doing it.’

Slimming down:  Austin lost 35kg on a diet he invented which involved 'eating pumpkin, sweet potato, and normal potato and potato chips' (Pictured with brother Josh)

Slimming down:  Austin lost 35kg on a diet he invented which involved 'eating pumpkin, sweet potato, and normal potato and potato chips' (Pictured with brother Josh)

Slimming down:  Austin lost 35kg on a diet he invented which involved ‘eating pumpkin, sweet potato, and normal potato and potato chips’ (Pictured with brother Josh)

My, how they've changed: Josh (right) and Austin (front) looked a lot different in their younger years

My, how they've changed: Josh (right) and Austin (front) looked a lot different in their younger years

My, how they’ve changed: Josh (right) and Austin (front) looked a lot different in their younger years

Close bond: The brothers were homeschooled and now star on MKR (Picture Josh, left, and Austin, right, as kids)

Close bond: The brothers were homeschooled and now star on MKR (Picture Josh, left, and Austin, right, as kids)

Close bond: The brothers were homeschooled and now star on MKR (Picture Josh, left, and Austin, right, as kids)

Austin revealed he lost 35kg and now weighs around the 80kg mark.

Exercise was also involved in the drastic weight loss, and the reality said he would also run 10km a day while following the diet.

But the strange diet wasn’t without its downsides, with Austin admitting: ‘I had really bad acne, like really bad. It was because it was so high in carbohydrates.’

'I was a very chubby teenager': Meanwhile, Josh credited the Paleo Diet for his 20kg weight loss and revealed he once weighed 110kg

'I was a very chubby teenager': Meanwhile, Josh credited the Paleo Diet for his 20kg weight loss and revealed he once weighed 110kg

‘I was a very chubby teenager’: Meanwhile, Josh credited the Paleo Diet for his 20kg weight loss and revealed he once weighed 110kg

Austin’s older brother Josh, 25, also underwent his own physical transformation, losing 20kg following the Paleo Diet, which is favoured by MKR judge Pete Evans.

‘I love the Paleo Diet. I was a very chubby teenager and I switched to Paleo and lost all the weight,’ Josh said.

‘I think I was like 110kg. Then I dropped it down to about 90 – 93kg just through Paleo Diet and some light exercise… nothing too hardcore.’

My Kitchen Rules continues  Sunday 7pm on Channel Seven

Diet of choice! MKR judge Pete Evans (pictured right, with Manu Feildel) is known to be a huge advocate of Paleo eating habits

Diet of choice! MKR judge Pete Evans (pictured right, with Manu Feildel) is known to be a huge advocate of Paleo eating habits

Diet of choice! MKR judge Pete Evans (pictured right, with Manu Feildel) is known to be a huge advocate of Paleo eating habits

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