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Photo: MasterChef Judge Graham Elliot Shows Off His 128 Pound Weight Loss
Graham Elliot took to the interwebs this week, showing off his slim physique after completing a 5K run with his wife Allie. Since receiving a sleeve gastrectomy, which removes about 80 percent of the patient's stomach and creates a small sleeve-shaped stomach the size of a banana, Elliot has lost about 128 pounds and completely overhauled his lifestyle in an effort to get his health back. He underwent the weight loss surgery in July.
Elliot told People before the surgery:
"Because of my line of work, the doctor specifically thinks this is the surgery best suited for me," he says. "With gastric bypass and other surgeries, there's some ingredients you can't eat because it will cause you to get sick. This procedure will allow me to still taste and try everything.”
So far so good.
Elliot says that he's hoping to run the Chicago Marathon next year, and possibly enlist the help of his co-judges, Gordon Ramsay and Joe Bastianich, for training.
Bastianich also saw major weight loss success last year, and is a successful marathoner who's completed the London race 10 times. And Ramsay recently wrapped up an Ironman himself, which is known to be one of the toughest tests of human strength and training. Perhaps Richard Blais could get into the mix too, as he's recently been training for half marathons. Those would be the most delicious carbo-loading sessions ever.
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