Jamie Oliver weight loss: Jamie stuns after showing off slimmed down frame
Jamie Oliver originally rose to fame with his BBC television show “The Naked Chef” in 1991. Since then, Jamie has been gracing our screens with his multiple cooking shows, including Channel 4’s most recent show “Jamie’s Meat-Free Meals”, and TV appearances after becoming the face of Sainsbury’s from 2000 and 2011. Jamie, who is dad-of-five Poppy, 17, Daisy, 16, Petal, 10, Buddy 9, and River, 5, has previously revealed to The Times magazine that he had lost two stone (12 kg) in three months by changing his diet and lifestyle. In recent years the 44-year-old has lost 27 pounds – just one pound away from the two stone mark, but what did he do?
Previously, the TV chef and obesity campaigner revealed that he wanted to lose another stone or so after gaining weight at the beginning of his 30s. He said: “I am four kilos … six kilos …heavier than I should be. I will get rid of it in the next couple of months.
“I was always active as a kid and in pretty good nick until maybe the beginning of my 30s. And then I started to get just a little bit too chunky.”
However, now debuting a much more slimed down physic, Jamie revealed he’d managed to slim down by swapping meat-heavy meals for an extra serving of vegetables.
Seeking in an interview with Radio Times, he said: “I pushed meat down, pushed veggie up, got more sleep and more movement.”
Instead of eating dishes containing lots of meat, Jamie opted for nuts, saying: “They make you half as likely to have a heart attack. Feed them to your kids as well.”
As well as incorporating a regular exercise and swapping out fatty foods for healthier meals and regular sleep, Jamie admitted that he went booze free during the week.
He said: “Your average Brit drinks booze. I’m not telling you what to do, but my rhythm now only drinks at the weekend.
“It’s about a consciousness and knowing you’re doing something and being more mindful.”
Surprisingly, the Naked Chef star found that he was actually eating more than he did while dieting. “I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn’t do it through not eating. I ate a lot, more than I was used to,” he explained.
In order to lose weight, typically dieters usually need a caller deficit. This is because excess energy is stored as fat in the body, therefore slimmers need to burn more calories than they eat to shed the pounds.
According to healthline.com, women can eat 1500 calories to lose one pound of weight a week, whilst men can take in 2000 calories a day to lose a pound a week.
It has previously been revealed that the chef used seaweed to speed up the weight loss process.
It has been reported that seaweed has properties that could help with weight loss as it contains very few calories, filling fibre and fucoxanthin which helps increase metabolism.
In an interview with the MailOnline, he said: “I thought seaweed was hippy, globetrotting stuff but our ancestors ate seaweed. It has got a load of iodine and is the most nutritious vegetable in the world.
Jamie – who proposed the sugar tax which was adopted in 2016 – revealed that he previously worked with celebrity personal trainer, Jamie Sawyer, to shift the extra weight.
“I work out with Jamie Sawyer – he is super legit and a good friend.”
Jamie’s weight loss journey was prompted after realising just how unhealthy his life was. He said: I got towards nu 40th birthday and I realised I hadn’t spent much time looking after myself,” he said to Loose Women in 2015.
“I went back to school and started studying nutrition, started traveling to parts of the world to where people live the longest lives and started looking at their lifestyles. That was the journey and it’s been amazing,” he said.
At the time, Jamie also revealed that he was suffering from lack of sleep, which studies have shown to lead to an increased appetite.
Speaking about how sleep deprivation affected his health, he said: “I met a sleep scientist who said that sleep has the most powerful effect on all of your body – how to metabolise food, your skin, your energy and the rhythms of those. o less than six and no more than nine.”
Jamie’s Meat-Free Meals continues tonight on Channel 4 at 20:00PM