TV Chef James Martin has shared the three foods that he used to lose weight and keep it off.
The celebrity chef and author, 51, was the host of Saturday Kitchen for a decade before departing the show to begin his own series titled James Martin’s Saturday Morning on ITV1 in 2017.
Fans of the TV chef will remember that Martin lost three stone following a rigorous training schedule when he participated in the BBC dancing competition Strictly Come Dancing back in 2005.
James Martin shares the 3 lifestyle changes he made to keep the weight off
The TV chef has previously revealed that he keeps the weight off by making a few key changes to his lifestyle.
"I no longer stuff my face with really bad things such as takeaway pizza, Mars bars and fizzy soft drinks, which I used to have tons of during my working day, just like almost every other chef in the country," Martin previously told the Herald.
He swapped out the quick treats for healthier foods including by bringing fresh fish into his diet twice a week alongside plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The low- fat high-quality protein is high in omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins such as D and B2 (riboflavin).
The protein content in fish keeps you fuller for longer.
Not to mention that the omega-3 fatty acids speed up your metabolism which means you'll burn more calories.
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James Martin also noted: "We might admire the Mediterranean diet but we don't eat the way the French, Spanish or Italians eat.
"On holiday, we insist on going to restaurants that serve the full British breakfast, and at home we just slather on the butter and eat far too many processed foods."
The revelation follows the TV chef calling for the ban of margarine, even describing it as “two elements away from plastic”.
In an interview with The Sunday Post, he said: “Margarine should be banned. It’s dreadful, dreadful stuff, it’s two elements away from plastic, it’s horrendous stuff.
“It’s the ready-made food, it’s the packet food, the hidden salt, hidden fat. That’s the problem in this country.
"It's not the butter in a butter block or butter you put on your toast. It's the fact that not as many people cook in the UK as they do in France or Italy or Spain.”
James also adds that he prefers the “full-fat” stuff, he said: "We’ve always had full-fat milk, butter and cream. And that’s what we had. There wasn’t such a thing as semi-skimmed milk in our house."
The chef and author wrote a book about the "full-fat" stuff back in 2021.
The book, titled ‘Butter’ features over 130 original recipes that you can make with one of James’ favourite ingredients - from savoury meals such as French onion soup to sweet desserts including cinnamon bread with a caramel butter dip.