She’s one of the most notable Food Network chefs, so foodies are totally impressed by Rachael Ray‘s weight loss throughout the years. I mean, how can you cook for a living and somehow keep your figure in tip-top condition?!
The 48-year-old was in the best shape of her life during the early-mid 2000s, around the same time her show 30 Minute Meals was in its prime. And although she’s gained a bit of her weight back today, she’s still looking fabulous as ever! Watch the video below to see her weight loss progression over the years!
Back in 2010, Rachael opened up about how recovering from vocal cord surgery at age 40 helped her to get back on track with her health. “I was on the elliptical one day and realized I was smiling. It hit me that I was actually happy to be doing this thing I had thought I hated,” she said. “Exercising was helping me think better and be more focused. I wasn’t losing my temper as quickly, and my mood was more even.”
And while staying fit is important to Rachael, she’s thankful that her husband, John Cusimano, is supportive no matter how she looks. “I always say I’ll have time to be skinny when I’m dead. And I think one of the reasons I got the heaviest I’ve ever been (and I don’t get on scales, so I can’t even guess how big I actually got) was for the same reason that a lot of women fall off track,” she began. “When you live with someone who loves you and supports you and tells you nice things, you don’t have the awareness that you could stand to lose a few.” It doesn’t get more relatable than that!