MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace shares surprising secret to five stone weight loss

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MasterChef’s Gregg Wallace has dropped five stone since 2017. His secret? Not dieting.

While many of us might be considering changing the way we eat as we rein in the new year, the popular television chef, 58, has implored weightwatchers to ditch the strict regimes.

Joining Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley on Wednesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, Gregg explained why he’s against diet culture before advising other methods which could help shift the pounds.

‘Don’t go on a diet,’ he told the hosts. ‘Don’t do something that’s really difficult that you can’t maintain. We’re logical people, right? If it’s so difficult and so uncomfortable, you won’t keep it up.

‘What I tell everybody, and this is the key, eat three healthy meals a day.’

Gregg Wallace, 57, wants the body of a 20-year-old by the time he reaches 60 (Picture: Instagram)

The MasterChef star has shed five stone since 2017 (Picture: Instagram)

Gregg pointed out that food is ‘happening by accident’ with many of us not planning our meals and instead grabbing pre-prepared food from high street shops.

‘Plan!’ he encouraged. ‘Meal planning will help you eat healthily.’

The MasterChef judge also shared his three horsemen of weight gain: snacking, takeaways, and booze.

In July, Gregg revealed his desire to achieve the physique of a 20-year-old by the time he turns 60 with his new diet and exercise routine.

On why he embarked on his recent health journey, he said: ‘My motivation at the start was, “I just want to look better on the telly.”

‘But now it’s, “How fit can I actually get? Can I actually have the body of a 20-year-old at 60?” I’ve done everything. I’ve done fasting, no carbs, low fat. You name it, I tried it.

‘And yes, you can lose weight short-term. But it’s really uncomfortable and you won’t keep it up because you’re horribly hungry and miserable all the time.’

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He added to the Sun: ‘I learnt that it’s far better to wean yourself off the crap diet slowly and cook proper, healthy meals, as you are far more likely to succeed and enjoy the change.

‘I’m not talking about lettuce leaves here, I’m taking about foods you want to eat.’

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.

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