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Gregory Gourdet is opening up about his "pandemic weight journey."
In a January 11 Instagram post, the Bravo's Top Chef alum revealed he lost 40 pounds. In the caption of the post, which showed before-and-after photos of the chef, he declared: "This was hard!"
"Between gyms closing, a running injury (I have a torn meniscus) and survival eating at work, I gained a good amount of weight in 2020," he wrote. "At my highest weight ever, I pressed the health reset button in July."
When he realized that "everything that had worked in the past," such as yoga and intermittent fasting, "just wasn’t working," Gregory decided to change up his routine. "I power walked on a treadmill for months until my therapist told me I could run again," he shared. "I went keto for the first time and extended my fasting to 20 to 24 hours a few days a week and finally started losing the extra weight. Spent hours diving deeper into the health benefits of fasting and keto."
To conclude his post, Gregory shared an important reminder with his followers. "Health isn’t measured by weight," he wrote. "Thick or thin, always love yourself. Live in whatever body you feel comfortable in and don’t compare yourself to people on the internet. We all come in different shapes and sizes and can all do different things in our bodies."
Now, Gregory's journey is far from over. "I still have a very long road to recovery," he shared. "Need to be in shape to open [Kann]. There’s gonna be lots of long days and stuff to lift and move around."
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