The Itty-Bitty Reason Tom Arnold Chose to Slim Down

Sarah Flanigan
The Itty-Bitty Reason Tom Arnold Chose to Slim Down

Tom Arnold has a great new bod for the new year!

While the actor has managed to have his fair share of weight struggles throughout his career, when he and wife, Ashley Groussman, welcomed their first son, Jax, back in April, he knew it was time to drop a few pounds — 89 to be exact!

"The moment I saw [Jax] I realized he deserves the best," the 54-year-old told People magazine. "Something inside of me changed," he said. "I knew I needed to live as long as I could."

To ensure that he was healthy for his son, he admitted to immediately dropping cake and bread from his diet. He also told the mag that he eliminated the six-egg omelet extravaganza with six turkey sausage links and oatmeal that he had been eating for breakfast as well as the extra-large meat pizza with breadsticks dipped in cheese that he had been consuming for dinner.

While he has managed to drop the unhealthy meals from his diet, he revealed how he used to handle his weight fluctuations when it came to his wardrobe choices.

"One time I had a tailor come over and sew the weights into my suits — this is what you wear when you are 210, 220, 240, 300," Tom said. "That saved me the time of going into my closet and getting so upset and frustrated."

Check out this video to see Tom's new look, and be sure to tune in to "omg! Insider" on TV tonight for more of the latest in entertainment news.