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5 Stay-Slim Secrets from America's Top Chefs

Five Stay-Slim Secrets from America's Top Chefs

Originally posted 01/12/2013 09:45AM

"You can be fit and enjoy wonderful food," says Art Smith, who proved it when he dropped 120 lbs., while still keeping fans like Oprah happy with his famous fried chicken, and occasionally indulging himself. The Top Chef Masters star was one of three-dozen chefs whom PEOPLE senior editor Allison Adato spoke with for her book, Smart Chefs Stay Slim: Lessons in Eating and Living from America's Best Chefs, just out in paperback.

Each one of them has managed to either maintain a healthy weight – or lose a lot – despite working around rich and delicious food everyday. If you're kicking off the year with a resolution to eat better, chefs have a lot great, easy ways to do it. Here are 5 things you can start today:

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The Next Iron Chef 'Extreme' Outdoor Challenge: Video

Originally posted 10/28/2011 12:30PM



Talk about making something out of nothing!

On the season premiere of The Food Network's The Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, the 10 contestants are brought out to the middle of nowhere, where they're divided into two-person teams and told to build a fire and cook a meal using minimal supplies.

Check out this exclusive clip of the chefs battling heat and wind in a desert-like setting as they prepare their dishes.

"We are working under extreme conditions in the wilderness," contestant Anne Burrell says. "The level of the cooking that is happening is some of the best ever."

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