Why Gordon Ramsay Is A Fan Of Micro Meals

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay may be a genius in the kitchen, but it's been tough for him to balance his own meals at times. According to Cooking Light, the chef was accustomed to wolfing down big meals every day, but his wife, Tana (pictured with Ramsay, above), made him rethink his approach and urged him to make healthier choices. Per a 2018 report by "Today," Tana was pretty straightforward with her husband. She said, "Gordon's famous for being blunt. I just gave him a little bit of his own medicine and basically suggested that he was getting a little wide around his middle."

Ramsay took her advice seriously and started consuming smaller meals at frequent intervals. He said, "If we toned down the sort of quantity and honed in on the quality, you'd feel so much better. So, it's about sort of eating better, but eating less at the same time." He also made other changes to his schedule and started working out often, preparing for triathlons and pushing himself further. 

He believes that it's easier to enjoy small meals

As everyone knows, a chef like Gordon Ramsay has to be prepared to sample all kinds of food items throughout the day. He manages to stay on track nutritionally by being more mindful about his food consumption (via "Today"). He has achieved so much success with this strategy that his wife and children have felt motivated to embrace fitness as well. "I'm very good now at eating five times a day, but small amounts as opposed to a big breakfast, big lunch ... and a big dinner," Ramsay said.

To be fair, the chef was familiar with eating small quantities of food while working in the kitchen. He revealed in a Reddit AMA that he often finds it tricky to enjoy traditional meals. Ramsay wrote, "It's very hard to sit down for a three-course meal, and I'm very easy to please. If I go out to dinner, I'll share an appetizer, enjoy my entree, and enjoy my dessert. It's very hard for me to enjoy a full meal, because I taste every two minutes in the kitchen."