James Martin, who is a television chef known for his recipes on Saturday Morning, has lost an impressive 6st over the past few years. So how did he do it?
Over the past few years, culinary fans would have noticed James Martin’s drastic weight loss transformation.
The TV chef, who is known for hosting ITV’s Saturday Morning, has opened up about his incredible journey in the past.
Most recently, the 48-year-old, from North Yorkshire, spoke about shedding 1st 7lbs but decided to lose more after getting criticism.
Speaking about what fans had said, he told The Sun in 2018: “I looked on social media and every comment was about me getting fat.
“So I lost a stone and a half. And no doubt I’ll lose another stone on this tour.”
Then he later told Mail Online he lost more weight to feel comfortable about his appearance.
He admitted it was those negative comments which prompted him to kick-start his weight loss journey.
It is believed James cut back on foods high in fat to slim down, despite cooking with lashings of butter on TV.
The culinary mastermind also took part in BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing where he was put on a rigorous training schedule.
At the beginning of the series, James tipped the scales at around 19st 7lbs, giving him a BMI of 35.
Speaking after he left the dancing show, James told how he was determined to maintain his good health.
He said: “It’s hard work because I’m a big bloke. So I’ve really got to watch what I eat and drink and make sure I exercise regularly.”
James kept following a healthy diet plan and exercised regularly to help him stay fit.
Following his weight loss, James revealed: “I feel more focused, alert and confident and my skin’s much better.
“People say they think I’ve actually got taller, which is ridiculous of course.
“But I suppose it reflects the fact that I do feel more comfortable about myself.”
Now James uses his social media accounts to show off his tasty food creations.