Gregory Gourdet is feeling on top of the world after what he calls a "health reset."
That "reset" saw the "Top Chef" alum losing 40 pounds.
Gregory, who's appeared in multiple seasons of the Bravo show, took to Instagram on Jan. 11 to show off his new physique. The Portland-based chef also explained how he got to the point where he weighed 212 pounds.
"Between gyms closing, a running injury (I have a torn meniscus) and survival eating at work, I gained a good amount of weight in 2020," he wrote on social media. "At my highest weight ever, I pressed the health reset button in July. But everything that had worked in the past including yoga and intermittent fasting just wasn't working."
"I power walked on a treadmill for months until my therapist told me I could run again. I went keto for the first time and extended my fasting to 20 to 24 hours a few days a week and finally started losing the extra weight," he continued. "Spent hours diving deeper into the health benefits of fasting and keto."
In his lengthy message, Gregory thanked several people who helped him during his "pandemic weight journey."
Now weighing 172 pounds, the chef encouraged his Instagram followers to be happy and comfortable in their skin.
"Reminder that health isn't measured by weight. Thick or thin, always love yourself. Live in whatever body you feel comfortable in and don't compare yourself to people on the internet," he said. "We all come in different shapes and sizes and can all do different things in our bodies."
Gregory also didn't mince words, admitting the weight loss journey was hard. "I still have a very long road to recovery," he added.