Grab all the details on the weight loss of the American television personality, businesswoman, celebrity cook, and author Rachael Ray.
Rachael Ray is best known as the host of the syndicated daily talk and lifestyle program 'Rachael Ray,' and the Food Network series '30 Minute Meals.' She also made appearances in other television programs like 'Rachael Ray's Tasty Travels,' '$40 a Day,' 'Rachael Ray's Week In A Day.' Similarly, the reality television shows such as 'Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off,' and 'Rachael Ray's Kids Cook-Off' also add to her TV show credits.
Rachael Ray is also a cookbook author, and she has written several books based on the 30 Minute Meals concept. She also launched a magazine titled 'Every Day with Rachael Ray' in 2006. Her television shows are very popular among the TV audiences, winning three Daytime Emmy Awards to date. Besides her professional successes, Rachael also underwent a successful weight loss, which she also considers as an achievement in her life. Below, we compiled some details of her weight loss journey so you can also get motivated by her determination if you are also aspiring to drop some pounds.
Rachael Ray began gaining weight at the age of 40. Her profession as a chef meant that she had to taste a variety of dishes in a day, and she could not filter the food as healthy and unhealthy during such tastings. She was not able to control her diet as she was not health-conscious at the time. Gradually, she began gaining more and more weight over the years as a result of her poor eating habits.
Rachael Ray began gaining weight at the age of 40.
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Rachael Ray was at the same time also rising in fame. Her business was doing very well, and she was always busy with cookbooks, shows, and magazines. She began having throat problems as a result, as she used to talk non-stop for 12-16 hours a day. She soon discovered she had a cyst in her throat. She underwent throat surgery and had to rest for three weeks without being able to speak. Then at that moment, she decided to release the frustration of not speaking at the gym. She began training with her husband and began her weight loss journey.
Rachael Ray does a mix of cardio and strength training. After the throat surgery, she began to run 3.5 miles every day and soon began to engage more in other forms of workout. As an article by Style Craze mentioned Rachael talking about her workout plans: 'I do strength work on the machines: biceps, triceps, the twisty one (I call it the twist and shout) where you hold on to the handles, the thing that looks like a chair without a seat that you hold yourself up on, and my personal favorite, the crunch machine, 'she said.
Rachael Ray followed a strict workout routine and ran every day.
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'I really dig the machines,' Rachael added. 'They're like the monkey bars at the playground. Then I do what I call my bendy-stretchy and go home. That hour at the gym is my recess from being Rachael Ray. Between my daytime show, the Food Network shows, my magazine, and my books, I'm always go, go, go! But working out is my time. That's why I don't use a trainer. I'd feel like it was about making the trainer happy, not making me happy. Plus, trainers want you to listen to them. I like listening to my music.'
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Rachael Ray supplements her workout routine with a healthy diet. She follows a Mediterranean diet and consumes a lot of veggies, extra virgin olive oil, and salads. Additionally, she also drinks lots of water. She limits alcohol intake and tries to avoid food items high in carbohydrate and sugar content most of the time. This way, she was able to lose 40 pounds of body weight, and now she is in fit and healthy body shape.
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