10:44 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 09/12/2013 07:45PM
Nearly two months after having weight loss surgery, MasterChef judge Graham Elliot has lost 91 lbs.
"It's going to be a huge party when I hit 299 lbs.," says the Chicago-based chef, who is just six pounds shy of his goal.
"That will be the first time in well over a decade that I've been under 300 [lbs.] I see people on the street who are the size I was only a few months ago, and it's like, 'Man, I wish you could feel what I am feeling right now, it's absolutely life-changing.' "
Originally posted 08/05/2013 08:00AM
Graham Elliot has some great news to share. The Chicago-based chef, who underwent surgery for a sleeve gastrectomy on July 16, has lost a dramatic amount of weight already.
"I started [weighing] 396 and I'm now at 340. That's even better than expected," the MasterChef judge, 36, tells PEOPLE.
"I feel amazing. I have a lot more energy," he adds. "I'm able to play tag with my 6-year-old son, [Mylo]. He said, 'You're way faster than you were.' He's so excited."
The chef, who stands 6'1", admits that slimming down hasn't come easy.
Originally posted 07/28/2013 06:15PM
Are your cooking skills put to the test just microwaving?
If so, then you won't believe what Gordon Ramsay and Graham Elliot were able to create in just five minutes on a recent episode of MasterChef.
As seen in this clip from the TV show, the two chefs were able to plate culinary masterpieces in less time than it takes most of us to order a pizza. Ramsay makes caramelized scallops with roasted endive and fresh cauliflower puree, while Elliot whips up grilled wild salmon with a beet juice reduction, sautéed beet greens and a beet salad with mustard vinaigrette.
Originally posted 07/16/2013 04:00PM
MasterChef judge Graham Elliot has a very good reason for missing out on Tuesday night's All-Stars baseball game.
Instead of joining the winners of the challenge from last week's show, he will be recovering from major weight loss surgery.
This Tuesday morning, the 6'2" acclaimed chef, 36, underwent a sleeve gastrectomy after nearly hitting 400 pounds.
"Weight is something I've battled all my life," says Elliot, who spoke to PEOPLE just days before the laparoscopic surgery. "It's hard to get in and out of a car, tie my shoe or play with my kids."
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