Grab all the details on the weight loss of American chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality Graham Elliot.
Graham Elliot is a well-known chef, restaurateur, and reality television personality. He is best known as the former contestant on the programs' Iron Chef' and 'Top Chef Masters,' where he began his reality TV appearance. His other notable television works include being a judge on the first six seasons of 'MasterChef,' and on its spinoff, 'MasterChef Junior.'
As a successful restaurateur, Graham Elliot, who is married to his wife Allie Elliot, first gained recognition for being a three-time nominee for the James Beard Award. Not only that, but he also became the youngest chef in the United States to receive four stars from a major publication (Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times). But those are not the only accomplishments Graham Elliot is proud of in his life, he also successfully underwent around 150 pounds of weight loss in recent years. How was he able to achieve that? Let's find out.
Graham Elliot embarked upon the weight loss journey after opting for a sleeve gastrectomy in 2013. He did so due to his ever-increasing weight gain, as he nearly reached 400 pounds. The weight loss surgery removes about 80 percent of the patient's stomach and creates a small sleeve-shaped stomach the size of a banana. In doing so, Elliot can now consume only a restricted amount of food, helping him maintain his body weight.
Graham Elliot lost 147 pounds of body weight in recent years.
Source: Daily Mail
But the operation was not the overall solution to the weight problem. Elliot was aware of that, and he knew he had to make some serious lifestyle changes for the effective outcome of the surgery. He adopted a healthier diet plan and also engaged in intense physical workouts to attain an effective weight loss.
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Nine months after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy at the University of Chicago Medical Center, he lost a staggering 147 pounds with the lifestyle changes. But he was not expecting such a tremendous transformation in such a short period of time. 'I thought it would take two or three years to do this,' the chef told People who dropped to 253 pounds. 'I thought I'd lose 60 or 70 pounds the first year.'
This result was possible due to Elliot's engagement in intense workouts daily. He made a habit of running 5 miles per day, which is one of the most contributing factors to his weight reduction.
The millionaire chef's weight loss surgery made him able to consume food products solely for energy. He made wise food choices, focusing on eating healthy food items. 'I now look at food as fuel and focus on my protein intake,' Graham Elliot told Daily Mail. 'I'm in love with 'pure' flavors, things that are natural and delicious, minimally fussed with, that showcase the season. I combine that with portion control.'
Graham Elliot chose to consume healthier food products.
Graham Elliot's diet includes eating lean protein, fruits, and vegetables. He loves to eat dinners of chicken and salmon with salad or vegetables. He completely avoids all bread, pasts, sugary fizzy drinks and beer, and makes sure he keeps his food cravings under control. Instead of consuming processed and junk food products, he emphasized on healthy organic food items. That way, he managed to lose such significant pounds of body mass, and now is living a much healthier life.
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