While Guy Fieri has a soft spot for comfort food, the world-renowned celebrity chef says eating healthy is a must for him as of late.
The chef recently spoke about his dietary and lifestyle changes he made for his family in a new interview with People and revealed the healthy habits that have him feeling better than when he was in his 30s.
Guy Fieri Vows To Make This Lifestyle Change For His Kids At 54 Years Old
“I’ve changed my lifestyle in the last couple years — what I eat, when I eat, how I eat. I don’t want to be one of those guys that burns up through the tunnel,” Guy said.
Each morning, the 54-year-old wakes up at 6 a.m. to work out, and he recently decided to reserve alcoholic beverages just for the weekend. The father of two was inspired to focus on his health so he can be there for his two sons Ryder, 16, and Hunter, 26.
“I’m in better shape now than I was when I was 30. I don’t want to die young. I want to be around for my kids. I want to be around for Hunter and Ryder’s kids,” he explained.
Fieri practices intermittent fasting and follows a diet that’s mostly free of carbs and meat.
“I don’t eat until noon. At first, I was worried it would make me sluggish, but my body learned the routine, and my energy increased,” said Guy, who works with a nutritionist.
However, when filming a show like “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” it is not easy when you’re following a diet. But Fieri says his secret lies in moderation.
“Everybody thinks I chug down the whole cheeseburger,” he said. “I’ll try two items in a restaurant, three restaurants in a day. By the time I’ve had two bites of each food, I’m full.”
Just last year, the 54-year-old surprised fans when he admitted that he loves salad during an interview with GQ.
“People always think that I must just eat deep-fried pizzas and cheeseburgers for lunch, but I’m a big salad fan, big sushi fan, and Thai food fan,” he said at the time.
Elsewhere in the interview, Fieri admitted how he prefers to cook most of his meals at home and allows himself the occasional snack (he loves beef jerky and pretzels) so he doesn’t feel deprived.
“I’m a big believer that if you’re going to eat something, eat the best. Don’t go waste yourself on some imposter. It’s got to be the real deal,” he said.
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