Jamie Oliver sheds two stone ‘easily’ after swapping out one main ingredient

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Jamie Oliver has spoken out about the importance of a healthy diet after losing two stone in weight.

The TV chef, 46, made a simple change to his diet in order to shed the excess pounds and now wants to encourage fans and their kids to do the same.

Jamie said his weight went down "quite quickly" after he made the change to his eating habits.

Speaking to the Radio Times, Jamie revealed: "I pushed meat down, pushed veggie up, got more sleep and more movement.

"I lost 12 kilos quite quickly and I didn't do it through not eating."

Jamie also limited his alcohol intake to the weekends and managed to ensure he was getting more sleep at night, too.

The chef, who's wife Jools had a devastating miscarriage in lockdown, gave a breakdown of what he ate on an average day and sat his "perfect portable breakfast" was granola.

He added in the interview, which took place last year: "Granola is a great way to enjoy all the different types of dried fruits, nuts and seeds that you might not otherwise get in your diet."

Jamie also revealed he also works nuts into his eating regime and encouraged fans to: "Feed them to your kids as well."

The chef also shared a passion for seaweed and said it was "the most nutritious vegetable in the world".

Jamie said his changes have made him "more mindful" and he has a positive "consciousness".

His love for veggies was reignited when he decided to create a cookbook full of delicious plant-based recipes, titled Ultimate Veg, which was released in August 2019.

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It comes as Jamie revealed he no longer watch cooking shows, after finding fame as a TV chef himself.

Jamie shot to fame in 1999 with his BBC show The Naked Chef, which then sparked him to create a cookbook.

But, he revealed that he finds the TV industry is not taking a rest on new and exciting chefs like they used to and suggested his programme may haven not even been commissioned in this day and age.

When asked if he watched cookery shows on TV, Jamie revealed: "I tend not to. I don’t think cookery takes risks with new talent. The Naked Chef happened at a certain moment, and it had that great name, but if I tried to do it now I’m not sure I’d get the commission.

"There’s extraordinary talent out there, but they’re making their own content on YouTube."

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