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Gordon Ramsay Gets Ultimatum from Wife, Makes Drastic Life Change to Save 12-Year Marriage

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Working in the food industry can have a lasting impact on your body. With so much good food around, how is a person to resist a taste test?

Celebrity chef Gordan Ramsay experienced this problem firsthand and quickly began to gain weight.

He is one of the most famous chefs on the planet and undoubtedly has been offered the most delicious of body-wrecking foods.

Ramsay’s wife, Tana, on the other hand, is a big fitness fanatic. She saw the way her husband was gaining weight and offered him an ultimatum: get into shape or risk ending their marriage.

“It was painful … So it was a big wake-up call,” Ramsay said after realizing that he didn’t like what he saw when he looked in the mirror.

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“I was overweight, 18 stone,” Ramsay said. “I look at the pictures and think, ‘How did Tana stay around?’ Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous.”

After achieving his professional goals, Ramsay wanted to get a body to match. It didn’t help that he would often go on vacation with one of the best-looking men on earth: David Beckham.

Another motivating factor in Ramsay’s journey was his father, who died of a heart attack at only 53 years old.

“That’s only a couple of years’ time. I’ve got this reminder to get fit, it’s scary,” he said. “I get the fear on a daily basis.”

“I may have not got on with him, but I still miss him,” he continued. “I miss everything I could have had from him if he was still alive in his 70s.” Ramsay knew he needed to make a life change.

He started eating healthy and working out, which resulted in a drastic body transformation in a relatively short amount of time.

And when Ramsay does something, he does it all the way. Instead of starting slow, the chef started training in preparation to tackle the 70:3 IronMan competition.



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Ramsay recognizes that the life of a chef is a challenging one when surrounded by such decadent meals. Ultimately, he doesn’t want it to get the best of him.

“There’s a big downside to cooking loads for a living. It’s lethal: from obesity to heart attacks to cocaine habits,” he explained.

But now, thanks to a bit of pushing and encouragement from his wife, Ramsay is in better shape than ever. He even plans to run a marathon with his son in the near future.

“It’s hard, what we’re doing. It hurts,” Ramsay said of his new fitness regime. “But the benefits are extraordinary.”

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