Gordon Ramsay reveals holidays with the Beckhams spurred him on to lose 4 stone

The celebrity chef has opened up about his dramatic weight loss

Chloe Best

Gordon Ramsay has opened up about his dramatic weight loss, revealing he feared for his marriage after tipping the scales at 18 stone. The celebrity chef, who has just released his new book – Ultimate Fit Food, admitted he felt uncomfortable about his body and wanted to get in "serious shape".

"I look at the pictures and think, 'How did Tana stay around? Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous," Gordon confessed in a recent interview with Daily Mail. The 51-year-old also confided to feeling self-conscious about his physique when they started going on holidays with David and Victoria Beckham and their children. "I didn't have a figure. I didn't feel that good," he said, adding: "I wanted to get in serious shape."

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Gordon Ramsay has lost four stone after feeling uncomfortable with his figure

Gordon now weighs 13st 10lb and competes in gruelling Ironman endurance events, something he has been working up to for the last five years. "I started focusing on getting super-fit five or six years ago when my life got super-busy. You get consumed by the work. You get sucked up. You get drawn in," he explained. "All of a sudden your 'me time' is zero. There was no breathing space, no down time, no time to even think straight. It all started hitting me hard. I didn't panic, but my head was not in the game."

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As well as upping his fitness routine, Gordon has made some changes to his diet, too, including cutting out dairy. "No milk. Just because it's sluggish. Almond milk with Weetabix for breakfast. Smoothie with frozen berries, yogurts. Dropping milk and cheese has made a massive difference," he said. But he doesn't deny himself the occasional treat. "Give yourself a buzz," Gordon said. "Mine would be a Dairy Milk chocolate."

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