'Top Chef' Star Gregory Gourdet Shows Off 40-Pound Weight Loss – menshealth.com

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The chef opened up about how fasting and keto helped him on his “pandemic weight journey” in a recent Instagram post.
Gregory Gourdet, the chef and food writer best known for making it to the final of Top Chef not once but twice, has been on a weight loss transformation over the last year. In a recent before-and-after Instagram post, Gourdet opened up aabout his “pandemic weight journey,” describing how he gained weight during lockdown before resolving to make some changes to his lifestyle, eventually dropping from 212 pounds to 172 pounds through a combination of intermittent fasting, the keto diet, and running.
“Between gyms closing, a running injury (I have a torn meniscus) and survival eating at work, I gained a good amount of weight in 2020,” Gourdet wrote. “At my highest weight ever, I pressed the health reset button in July. But everything that had worked in the past including yoga and intermittent fasting just wasn’t working. I power walked on a treadmill for months until my therapist told me I could run again. I went keto for the first time and extended my fasting to 20 to 24 hours a few days a week and finally started losing the extra weight. Spent hours diving deeper into the health benefits of fasting and keto.”
He was quick to clarify, however, that his weight loss was motivated by a desire to be fitter, rather than feeling pressured to conform to a certain body image. “Reminder that health isn’t measured by weight,” he continued. “Thick or thin, always love yourself. Live in whatever body you feel comfortable in and don’t compare yourself to people on the internet. We all come in different shapes and sizes and can all do different things in our bodies.”
He added that he still has a “very long road to recovery,” but that he has a specific goal in mind: being in shape by the time he opens his Haitian restaurant, Kann, later this year. “There’s gonna be lots of long days and stuff to lift and move around,” he said.


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