When it comes to tasty and healthy cooking, Diane Kochilas’ name comes at the top. Kochilas is an American cookbook author and celebrity chef. She is also the owner of a school teacher. Diane has done tons of cooking shows in America as well as in Greece.
She received the IACP Jane Grigson Award for Excellence in Research for her book, The Glorious Foods of Greece. Besides that, Diane has written My Greek Table: Authentic Flavors and Modern Home Cooking from My Kitchen to Yours, Against the Grain: 150 Good Carb Mediterranean Recipes, and Ikaria: Lessons on Food, Life, and Longevity from the Greek Island Where People Forget to Die: A Cookbook.
Now, being a chef is a very tricky job. Even though Diane makes all healthy dishes, there is a limit to everything. While cooking, she has to taste food. Kochilas likes to stay fit and healthy.
However, she lost track of her health because of her busy schedule and ended up gaining extra weight.
The gained weight started slowing her down, which was the last thing she needed, given her busy day-to-day life. The good news, however, is that Kochilas has succeeded in getting back on track. How? This is the main topic of this article.
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Diane Kochilas’ Weight Loss Journey
Although sugar makes a fraction of what she eats, Kochilas cut down whatever sugar she consumed. In order to lose gained pounds, she also limited her alcohol intake. In place of coffee or tea, she preferred drinking gorge juice.
Diane only ate salad for lunch and dinner. To get rid of extra weight, Diane eliminated breakfast for a month. She also focused more on exercise than before. She made losing weight her first priority. Because for Kochilas, health is the most important thing.
She started spending more time in the gym. Diane also engaged in sports and other physical activities. This whole effort made a big difference in the end and Diane succeeded in losing 20 pounds within two months.
Before & After Weight Loss
With gaining extra weight, Diane’s weight had reached 160 pounds. However, after losing 20 pounds, her current weight is between 135 to 140 pounds.
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By losing weight and maintaining her health, Diane has set a great example. Sure we all are busy and have got something to do. But all of that can wait. Like the saying, “Health is Wealth” goes, we should take care of our most important wealth, health.