How Gregg Wallace lost five stone without dieting by avoiding three key food types

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Masterchef's Gregg Wallace made the decision to overhaul his lifestyle and shed the pounds when he tipped the scales at nearly 17 stone, prompting a stark warning from his doctor about the risk of diabetes.

The TV personality revealed that he managed to lose five stone "without dieting," instead opting to alter his daily habits and make healthier choices.

Gregg gave up snacks, ultra-processed foods and takeaways entirely. While he didn't adhere to a specific diet plan, he aimed for a balanced and varied diet, cooking nutritious meals at home every day.

Experts at Scientific American have linked the consumption of ultra-processed food to a range of health conditions, including obesity and type 2 diabetes". Takeaways, on the other hand, "contain a lot of saturated fat, which can increase your bad cholesterol levels, which increases your risk of heart problems," according to, reports the Express.

On his website, GreggWallace.Health, the presenter emphasised that no foods are off-limits when trying to lose weight, but caution should be exercised with snacks. He said: "Strict diets are hard to maintain. This is about swapping bad habits for good ones at your own pace."

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health suggests that snacking can lead to "unwanted weight gain if portions or frequency of snacking is too much, adding excess calories". As such, it's recommended that those looking to slim down opt for healthy snacks, such as carrots with hummus, nuts, a hard-boiled egg or a piece of fruit.

A post shared by Gregg Wallace MBE (@greggawallace) Adele, who also recently lost weight following Gregg's advice, said: "Having seen the amazing transformation of Gregg himself, and through the first lockdown I was following a lot of his recipes from Instagram and was really enjoying them. I knew I needed to change my lifestyle for the better and wanted to try something new."

She added: "GreggWallace.Health is not a diet, if anything I see it as a change in lifestyle. It teaches you about making better choices and that you don't have to be so strict on yourself or beat yourself up if you have a rough day or week.

"It has taught me how to make better life choice when making meals, and also when going out being mindful about the items on the menu and still being able to enjoy myself."