Jeff Mauro was born on 24th July 1978. His birthplace is Chicago. Jeff was born into a large family and spend his childhood in a family of 4 kids. It is obvious that kids do struggle for attention in their families. So Jeff struggled as well, however, he did not bully his little sisters but rather he loved them. Jeff was fond of comedy since his childhood and he also entertained his family at dinners with his hilarious jokes. Jeff is a funny guy since his childhood and that is how he got attention from his family as well. Not only from his parents but also from his siblings.
Jeff had a passion for performing on stage. However, when he got to know that he can be a good cook he decided this was how he would perform on stage. When on the platform of Food Network Star, Jeff’s competitors competed for an opportunity to have their own cooking show, Jeff focused on his dishes. Jeff won the competition with his delicious sandwiches. Judges not only loved his sandwiches but also his sense of humor, for which Jeff is famous since his childhood. Jeff Mauro is now a well-known chef. He has worked as a co-host on many cooking shows. Jeff’s most famous shows are Sandwich King, Kitchen Sink, $24 in 24, and The Kitchen.
Where he was being a successful chef and co-host of multiple shows, Jeff struggled with his weight. Though he cannot be said a fat guy as compared to other “Fat” ones. But nevertheless, he was not comfortable with his weight and his belly popping out. Jeff then decided to do something about his weight. He achieved great success in his journey. Yes, a really great success. Thought how he did that is still debated among his fans. And that is what we will discuss right now.
When did Jeff start his Weight Loss Journey?
Anyone can imagine the job of a chef. They are always surrounded by food and delicious food. Jeff had some extra weight however, his weight started increasing when Jeff stepped into chef career. He, not only as a chef but also as a judge, would always be surrounded by food. Jeff had to taste every kind of food. And let’s be frank for a moment, who can say no to delicious food? Jeff was famous among his female fans for his looks. However, things were changing he would not only lose care his some female fans (though we are not certain of this one) but health is also an issue. So he got to do something about it.
Jeff has been in the kitchen for a long time but he started doing something about his weight in the year 2016. Before 2016 Jeff had already made an attempt on his weight loss in 2013. However, it did not turn out well. But this time the chef had a strong commitment. He achieved what may seem nearly impossible in a short time. But always remember nothing is impossible if you have put in a good amount of honest efforts. Jeff has improved himself a lot since then.
How did Jeff Lose Weight?
Jeff’s body transformation was so quick and mind blowing that some fans thought he went through some surgery. Though it is obvious that the chef never attended any surgery in respect of his weight loss. Jeff has been following a healthy diet plan. He is also been seen in gym and doing hard work out. He himself once said “Yes, losing weight is not child’s play but it is not impossible either”. He said “I have been following a strict diet and doing some really hard work in the gym. This is how I have achieved my results”. Jeff has received a lot of congratulations from his friends for his achievement.
One of his friends and colleagues, Billy James, posted on Instagram about Jeff’s journey as “I’m sure that you have heard about one of our best friend and his efforts about weight loss.” The post further said “Jeff has really gone through hard times and has restrained himself for so long time. I mean can you imagine how tough it would be to lose some weight and then maintain it when you are among the best cooks and best food of in the world”. The post has truth of it, it cannot be denied.
Jeff has not only solved his problems by losing unhealthy weight, he has also set examples for others. Jeff has proved them wrong who think that food lovers cannot be restrained form nice food. Even though Jeff’s work was among the delicious food he controlled himself. Indeed it is an inspiration for others.
Jeff Mauro’s diet plan was mixture of eating and not eating. Eating healthy diet food while not eating junk and heavy food. He himself said about his diet “The big part of my diet was not eating the delicious food which was around me all the time. Though I had to taste the food to judge it but I ate as minimum as possible”. The chef also substituted meat and oily food for healthy veggies. He would eat salad of green vegetables. When asked in an interview about his diet Jeff answered “I don’t recall a day when there was no green salad (Green Vegetable Salad) on my lunch.”
Jeff Mauro also shifted from tea and coffee to some healthy drinks. He would start his day with the sip of Green tea. In evening Jeff would drink Ginger tea. It is not only healthy but the Ginger tea boosts the energy as well. Jeff’s food salad would be mainly fried in olive oil. This is healthy food but here are some suggestions that we would like to make. Try to eat Spinach, it is very healthy food. It contains protein, iron, minerals and vitamins. Drink water as much as you are comfortable with. Drink at least 100 ounces per day.
Jeff followed crossfit in his workout plan. Jeff has worked with numerous trainers and fitness coaches in recent years. He wrote about his workout as “My cousin encouraged me to try crossfit, and I was hooked instantly. You never do the same workout circuit twice. Once you break past the wall of it being scary, you got to learn the fundamental movements and really get into it.” As encouraging as it may sounds, Jeff would do the crossfit workout at least 4 to 5 times per week for an hour. The kitchen star also got the help of ancient exercise Yoga. He also does cycling in the morning. These all are healthy practices and you can also do it.
How Much Weight did Jeff Lose?
Jeff succeeded in losing 40 pounds of weight! Small wonder that his fans were thinking about some surgery. But as mentioned earlier this is not the result of any kind of surgery. Rather this is outcome of Jeff’s pure efforts that he put into his life in order to get rid of extra weight. When he first appeared in the show “The Kitchen”, Jeff seemed a chubby chef. However, after his recent transformation he now looks handsome.
Where is Jeff Now in his Weight Loss Journey?
Jeff is still a chef and he still tastes delicious and sometimes heavy food. But he is slimmer and healthy than before. Jeff Mauro still follows his diet plan. In an interviewed he said “At work I eat some unhealthy stuff but I can’t help it, it is my job you know. But at home when I’m not at work anymore, I avoid junk and heavy food as much as I can.” Yes world is full of nice and delicious food but that does not mean we got to feed ourselves whatever we think is nice. Don’t fill yourself with unhealthy stuff. Always remember that health is wealth and this wealth cannot be earned again like money. So be careful about what you eat and enjoy your healthy life.
Before and After
Jeff weighed 190 pounds before he embarked on his journey of losing weight. Now after doing some work he weighs 150 pounds. He lost 40 pounds along the way. The results of Jeff’s struggle can also be seen in his photographs. He lost unhealthy weight and seems healthier than before.
What has Jeff said about his weight loss?
The chef, Jeff Mauro, seems very happy with his achievement. He said “I have achieved what I intended to achieve when I started to lift some weight.” Hard work really pays off. We know there are many people like Jeff who are struggling with their weight. Don’t worry and remember nothing is impossible with hard work. Have faith in yourself. Jeff has inspired many others. Even his son, Lorenzo, is now inspired by him. He also attends the karate classes and does bodyweight. Jeff said that “There are many factors contributing in my weight loss. However, significant of them are Crossfit workout, yoga and my restraining myself from unhealthy weight.”
We hope that Jeff Mauro’s story helps you and gives you some inspiration along the way. Thank you