Gordon Ramsay has opened up about his recent weight loss, after recently undergoing a noticeable change in appearance.
The 51-year-old veteran chef got ‘fat’ after he rose to 18 stone but says he has now managed to shed four stones in order to save his marriage to wife Tana, 41.
Ramsay described himself as looking like a ‘sack of s***’.
He told The Times:
Tana was not impressed with the way I was.
I was overweight, 18 stone. I looked like a sack of s***. I look at the pictures and think, ‘How did Tana stay around?’
Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous. And there she is, getting in bed with a fat f***.
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Ramsay put his weight gain down to working long hours and never having the time to eat properly.
Instead, he would snack on the job.
Going on beach holidays with good mate David Beckham didn’t exactly help his self-esteem either.
I didn’t have a figure. I didn’t feel that good.
It was painful. I used to look at myself in the mirror and think, ‘Holy s***!’ So it was a big wake-up call.
Ramsay adopted a military-esque regime under the guidance of an ex-army captain. He now weighs 13st 10lbs.
The lifestyle change was not just for the benefit of his wife, but his kids Megan, 19, twins Holly and Jack, 18, and Tilly, 16, too. Ramsay’s father died of a heart attack aged 53.
That’s only a couple of years’ time. I’ve got this reminder to get fit, it’s scary.
I get the fear on a daily basis. I may not have got on with him, but I still miss him. I miss everything I could have had from him if he was still alive in his 70s.
I don’t want my industry to kill me. I know how unhealthy chefs are at the top level. Stress. Suicide.
There’s a big downside to cooking loads for a living. It’s lethal: from obesity to heart attacks to cocaine habits.
Merciless online trolls recently fat-shamed Gordon Ramsay after an appearance on This Morning.
The notorious chef was working away in the studio kitchen, dazzling presenters Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes, as he prepared a chicken traybake.
But this wasn’t the most noticeable thing to some shallow viewers.
Taking to social media, the 51-year-old was torn apart by fat-shamers who were perplexed by Ramsay’s appearance.
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Gordon competes in various Ironman competitions, such as 1.2 mile swims, 56-mile bike rides and 13.1 mile runs.
Although no longer running his own kitchen on a daily basis, he travels the globe checking in on all the restaurants under his name.