Gregg Wallace, the MasterChef judge, has shared his typical weekend routine in The Telegraph‘s My Saturday column. Gregg starts his day at 5am, reading for an hour before making coffee and checking his health programme sign-ups.

He then heads to the gym for a private swim and sauna, before hitting the treadmills. Despite working towards a goal of 50,000 steps a week, he insists there’s “no sweating”.

After his workout, Gregg enjoys breakfast at the local Harvester with his PA. Despite losing five stone, he admits: “I’m now 12 stone and I have less than 18 percent body fat and a six-pack, but I have a belly that bloats. I guess we all have our imperfections.”

People surprised to see the star dining at budget chain restaurants, but he loves it. He admitted he always has bacon, sausage and fried egg. After that, a hearty lunch awaits him at home made by his wife Anna.

A few years ago, weighing almost 17 stone, doctors raised concerns about Gregg’s increased risk of serious health conditions.

The MasterChef host took charge and started making healthier food choices. He claimed that he managed to lose close to five stone “without dieting”.

He cut out unhealthy snacking and processed foods, opting instead for home-cooked nutritious meals. He didn’t follow a strict regimen but opted for a balanced, varied diet.

Gregg Wallace documented his weight loss journey on his lifestyle website, GreggWallace.Health. The site now offers weekly meal plans and hundreds of nutritionist-approved recipes for those wanting to shed some pounds.

The TV presenter explained that his plan doesn’t ban any foods, but it does advise against snacking. His website states: “This is not a strict diet, strict diets are hard to maintain. This is about swapping bad habits for good ones at your own pace.”

A man named Mike, who lost four stone in just three months following Gregg’s plan, shared his experience. He said: “GreggWallace.Health teaches you about food. It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.

“Understanding food, what’s good and what’s not and learning how to balance it is the key to success. Remember, you can’t exercise your way out of a bad diet! It has taught me to understand food and nutrition. It’s taught me self-control and discipline but most of all, it’s taught me how to be me again.”

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health warns that snacking can lead to unwanted weight gain if portions or frequency of snacking is too much, adding excess calories. Nutritionists on Everydayhealth advised: “One of the keys to healthy snacking is snacking for the right reason. If you reach for a healthy snack because you are hungry and your next meal isn’t for a couple of hours, that’s perfect.”

Snacking is not recommended while trying to lose weight as it can lead to “Unfortunately, many of us (myself included) occasionally find ourselves snacking because we’re bored, stressed, or angry. It’s easy to consume a meal’s worth of calories during this type of snack attack.

“Next time you go to snack, take a minute to assess your hunger level and how you’re feeling emotionally. If you’re truly hungry, go ahead and grab a healthy snack and enjoy! But if you’re reaching for an unhealthy snack because of an emotional reason, look for another way to process those feelings.”

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