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Gordon Ramsay Lost 50 Pounds to Save His Marriage to Wife Tana: ‘I Didn’t Have a Figure’

Tana Ramsay and Gordon Ramsay attend Alexander Dundas's 18th birthday party hosted by Lord and Lady Dundas on December 16, 2017 in London, England. David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

Working on his fitness! Gordon Ramsay lost 50 pounds to save his marriage with wife Tana Ramsay.

“I was overweight …I look at the pictures and think, ‘How did Tana stay around?’ Because Tana has got better-looking and more gorgeous. And there she is, getting in bed with a fat f—k,” Ramsay told The Times. “didn’t have a figure. I didn’t feel that good.”

The celebrity chef, 51, married Tana, 42, in 1996. The pair have four children together: 20-year-old daughter Megan, 18-year-old twins Holly and Jack, and 16-year-old daughter Matilda.

“I started focusing on getting super-fit five or six years ago when my life got super-busy. You get consumed by the work. You get sucked up,” Ramsay explained. “You get drawn in. All of a sudden your ‘me time’ is zero. There was no breathing space, no down time, no time to even think straight. It all started hitting me hard. I didn’t panic, but my head was not in the game.”

The Hell’s Kitchen host began training for an Ironman race, which includes a 13.1-mile run, 1.2-mile swim and a 56-mile bike ride, with his trainer Will Usher.

While Ramsay did not hire a dietitian, he did change up his diet: “No milk. Just because it’s sluggish. Almond milk with Weetabix for breakfast. Smoothie with frozen berries, yogurts. Dropping milk and cheese has made a massive difference.”

The MasterChef judge has since completed multiple races, including a London Triathlon with his family.

#teamramsay is ready for @thelondontri in support of @gtrfoundation !!” Ramsey captioned a photo before the race in August 2017.