Jamie Oliver returns to screens with Christmas Countdown today, revealing the best recipes for the festive season. As someone who works with fine food everyday, Jamie found that he packed on the pounds – but managed to lose two stone in recent years.
He revealed: “I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn’t do it through not eating. I ate a lot, more than I was used to.”
Jamie turned to seaweed to help speed up his weight loss. Seaweed is used to lose weight because it is low in calories and high in fibre, making it filling.
It also contains fucoxanthin, which is thought to contribute to an increased metabolism.
Speaking to Mail Online, Jamie said: “I thought seaweed was hippy, globetrotting stuff but our ancestors ate seaweed.
“It has got a load of iodine and is the most nutritious vegetable in the world.”
Jamie took the decision to slim down after realising how unhealthy his life had become.
During an appearance on Loose Women in 2015, he said: “I got toward my 40th birthday and I realised I hadn’t spent much time looking after myself.
“I went back to school and started studying nutrition, started travelling to parts of the world to where people live the longest lives and started looking at their lifestyles. That was the journey and it’s been amazing.”