The American chef, Elliot, has provided us with a lot of tasty recipes. With his delicious cooking, Graham has won a lot of achievements. One of them is four stars from Chicago Tribune as the youngest chef. However, being a chef has its own downs.
One of its downs is being around delicious food all the time and losing control. Elliot, while being around the delicious food, lost his control. One disadvantage that Graham was facing due to his obsession with cooking was obesity. An increase in his weight with each passing day had brought him to 400 lbs.
Now, this was a very dangerous situation as there are many potential threats to the health of an obese person. One of them is heart disease. Elliot knew this perfectly and that is why he was trying to fix it. He was working so hard to get rid of the unhealthy weight.
Well, Graham succeeded in it. He successfully got rid of 150 lbs. This was, of course, the very big news and was meant to be celebrated. And when he shared his new photos on social media in order to celebrate it, they shocked his fans.
Everyone started asking questions about Elliot’s huge weight loss. Fans were curious, especially about his health. This sudden and huge weight loss concerned some of his fans. They worried about his health and were concerned whether he was sick. So, what really it was? Let’s find it out together.
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Graham Elliot’s Weight Loss Journey
“Weight is something I’ve battled all my life”, Graham told the interviewer. Simple tasks like tying shoes or playing with the kids became impossible to him. But what worried him the most was the future of his kids. 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”.
Given all these concerns, Graham embarked on the journey to lose weight. In order to lose weight, Elliot did a lot of changes to his lifestyle. Here are the details about what Graham did in order to shed some extra pounds.
Sleeve Gastrectomy (Surgery)
In order to lose weight, Elliot underwent weight loss surgery. Sleeve Gastrectomy is a weight loss surgery where the stomach is reduced more than 80% of its original size. Now, of course, this procedure has its own risks but Elliot had to take some chance given his worsening health condition.
So he underwent the procedure. He described his current situation in his usual funny way as, “I will feel full quicker because my stomach is that much smaller”. Elliot continued, “I won’t need six cheeseburgers to feel full”.
Given Elliot’s new size of stomach, he had to change his diet as well in order to make it compatible with his new situation.
Graham’s Diet Plan
When Elliot was asked about his new diet, he answered, “With gastric bypass and other surgeries, there are some ingredients you can’t eat because it will cause you to get sick”. He further said, “This procedure will allow me to still taste and try everything”.
He gave up oily foods and substituted them with fresh veggies and fruits. Graham also stopped consuming sugar at all as it can increase weight exponentially.
Graham’s Workout Plan
To burn calories, Elliot gave attention to his workout routine. He would leave his house at 5 am in the morning to run for 2 miles every day. Besides that, Elliot also joined a gym where he lifted weights, did push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and boxing.
Graham also made playing with his kids a part of his daily routine. Recalling one of these moments, Elliot said, “At my son Mylo’s birthday in January, we were all running around playing tag with his friends. He was telling them, ‘My Dad is the fastest one here. He can beat us in a race.’ That was awesome!”
Before & After Weight Loss
After losing almost half of his body weight, Graham now weighs about 250 pounds as compared to his old weight, 400 pounds. Meanwhile losing 150 pounds.
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By getting rid of extra and unhealthy pounds, Elliot has proved that we can do whatever we are committed to doing. Losing even 100 pounds may sound impossible to some people. Yes, it is hard but saying anything impossible is not right and again, nothing is impossible.