He said: “Say we live to 80. Well, I thought, I’m halfway there.
“And then, I thought… I’m not going to get there. If I’m like this, I’m not going to make it.”
The chef ditched carbs, eating less than 90 grams a day, and ate more vegetables and health meats.
He later told GQ: “As a chef, I was grazing and snacking throughout service. Or I’d be eating cheese on toast and packets of crisps because they were quick and there and ready to go.