Celebrity Chefs Show How to Lose Weight

Amid all the tasting, fat chefs are finding ways to get skinny

James Worrell for TIME

Maybe this is how the obesity epidemic ends: by giving chefs TV shows. Because people on TV don't like looking fat. And perhaps when chefs start to worry about their own weight, they'll start to worry about their customers'.

At least that's how it worked for Food Network host and best-selling cookbook author Alton Brown, who one day saw himself on TV and noticed he was a doughy 213 lb. Then he started noticing the size of his fans. "I'd go to appearances and see an audience of very heavy people. And I...

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