When it comes to being candid in the kitchen, Chef Gordon Ramsay deserves a prize. And now the popular chef is taking his tell-it-like-it-is approach to the fitness field, dishing on how he lost 30 pounds while training for a triathlon, reported the New York Daily News on October 21.
How does someone who makes a living whipping up dishes that, while delicious, aren't always the lowest in calories? Gordon drank popular green drinks and headed to the farmer's market for veggies. Combined with the rigorous training required to compete, that did the trick.
Now some folks would, well, get boastful about their weight loss. Not Gordon.
“I look like a bloody piece of asparagus!” he mocked himself.
To train for the Ironman, Gordon headed off on 70-mile bike rides and completed 25 mile runs. In addition to all those veggies, he ate meals high in lean protein such as chicken and fish. Also off his menu: Dairy.
The Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii is considered by many to be the world’s hardest race. It includes:
- a 2.4-mile swim
- a 112-mile bike ride
- a 26.2-mile run.
To squeeze in all that training before filming his shows at 8 a.m., Gordon got up at 4:30 a.m.
“My biggest training motivator is time to myself,” he explained. “I see it as a way of a rest. I’m away from everyone; I’ve got no mic on.”
His current project forces Gordon to be less, ahem, candid than usual when it comes to cursing: MasterChef Junior. Enjoy a recap of the latest kids-in-the-kitchen show with Gordon by clicking here.