Weight loss seems as unlikely a topic as any to consider in the same context with the life of a French pastry chef. But Nailed It! chocolatier Jacques Torres has managed to lose 60 pounds in 2018 — and his dramatic transformation is inspiring fans.
“Working in food, I understand what food is good — and what food is less good," he told E! “But, you know, when you reach 50 and 60 years old, your metabolism doesn't work the same. Some people are heavy and in very good health. But me? I was heavy, and my liver was what we call a 'fat liver.' And a fat liver is a sign that you'll have trouble later."
Concerned for his health and longevity, Torres connected with his doctor for advise. "Knowing what I do, he thought sugar was a big cause," Torres told E!
"Instead of tasting, like chefs usually do, I was tasting a little bit too heavily. I was eating too much. We thought, 'OK, carbs and sugar are maybe the main problem.' So, I needed a nutritionist to work with me. Basically, you send pictures of everything you eat — portion size and whatever you want to put in your mouth — and she said 'yes' or 'no.' She would answer right away: 'Eat that and that, but leave that to the side,' or 'Eat two thirds of that. Don't eat everything.' The good thing was she didn't cut too much too fast, and everything was gradual."
Torres became particularly concerned about his health as a parent; he cited the birth of his son as a “good reason” to make changes. His wife is now pregnant with their daughter.
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