From 'MasterChef' to Biggest Loser: Graham Elliot Drops 150 Pounds
Graham Elliott has found the perfect recipe … for losing weight.
Nine months after undergoing a sleeve gastrectomy, the "MasterChef" judge has lost a whopping 150 pounds, and he recently updated his fans on his stunning weight loss by posting before and after pics on Instagram.
"down 150lbs, currently at 255. Thanks everyone for the continued support! #Health #Family #Life #Change"
The TV chef underwent the sleeve gastrectomy last year on the recommendation of his doctor, who advised him it would be his best option, given his line of work: "With gastric bypass and other surgeries, there's some ingredients you can't eat because it will cause you to get sick," he told People last year. "This procedure will allow me to still taste and try everything."
Elliot shares his signature dish on "CBS: This Morning":
Now, 150 pounds later, Elliott works out at least every other day, runs up to five miles a pop, and has replaced the sweets in his dressing room with healthy munchies. With a stomach that's now the size of a banana, he revealed that he makes the choice to "either have a moment of sweetness but feel really bad" or order something "delicious and light like sashimi."
The TV chef credits his kids ― Mylo, 7; Conrad, 3; and Jedidiah, 18 months — for inspiring him to lose the weight: "This is what I need to do for my family," he said. "What's going to make me healthy is the most important thing right now, so I can enjoy my kids and be around long enough to see them grow up."
Starring on a hit cooking show comes with a heaping helping of temptation, so Elliott isn't the first celeb chef to slim down.
Two years ago, Food Network star Alton Brown made headlines with his 50-pound weight loss. The "Good Eats" star created a Plan of Four Lists, which includes foods to eat daily (leafy greens and nuts), several times a week (yogurt and avocado), and once a week (red meat and alcohol). But some foods are a definite no-go.