Rick Stein weight loss: Secret France chef reveals diet breakfast trick

Rick Stein is the chef charged with changing the face of Cornwall with his fish restaurants. Fans may have noticed his weight loss.


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Rick Stein’s Secret France is on BBC Two again tonight.

The programme sees the chef travelling the country renowned internationally for its food.

For the third episode in the season Rick will be in Burgundy and the Auvergne.

The chef will be trying a sorrel soup before creating his own recipe of Cantal Bourriols – buckwheat pancakes with eggs and mushrooms.

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Aside from his cooking tricks, the chef also has a weight loss diet secret. He eats chilli for breakfast.

“I find that the heat from chilli counteracts hunger pangs, which I believe is why it’s so popular in the developing world.

“So I have a very spicy Vietnamese pho for breakfast,” he told the Guardian.

The chef revealed his unorthodox weight loss technique after gaining four kilos on holiday.


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He also said he diets “regularly”.

He also tries to eat fewer carbohydrates in order to drop weight.

Does Rick Stein have a Michelin star?

Rick Stein has never had a Michelin star, despite his renowned fish menus.

The chef has claimed that he has missed out on the award as his food is not “deluxe” enough.

He told the Daily Mail: “I’m a bit anti Michelin guide food.

“I’m saying this about Michelin guide food actually denigrating the Michelin guide because all they’ll say they don’t have a style of food.

“But there is this sort of recede idea that it is generally quite small portions of meat or fish and a lot of things happening on the plate.”

How much is Rick Stein worth?

According to reports Rick is worth £36 million.

He has a seafood restaurant in Padstow, as well as a 33 bed hotel, a cafe and a chip shop.

Rick is also estimated to have contracts worth millions with the BBC.

The Independent suggests in 2005 the Steins reap £1.5m in dividends from Rick’s businesses.

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