As a professional chef, Jamie Oliver thinks about food all the time. But this year, he changed what goes on his own plate, and it’s made a huge difference in his life - he’s lost nearly 30 pounds.
“There isn’t really one secret,” he tells us. “Just cutting back on red meat and turning up the [vegetables] is hugely important.”
His other “secret”? Getting enough sleep: “I’ve been saying this for months now — I used to get three or four hours sleep a night and that’s not good. You need more. These days I’m getting around seven hours and I feel much more energized.”
The 40-year-old father of four also never skips breakfast: “Make it a good one too, not sugary cereal!” Sugar has been a sticking point with him this year, and in June he became the first chef to add a surcharge of 10 pence (15 cents) to the price of sugary drinks at his restaurants.
Oliver, who also has a new cookbook for the holidays, “Everyday Super Food,” talks to us about balancing good health with good cheer.