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Art Smith Shares His Weight Loss Secrets In Sun-Times

By Chuck Sudo in Food on Mar 10, 2010 4:40PM

2010_02_art_smith.jpg Art Smith's been getting a lot of press about the 90 pounds of weight he shed in recent weeks. Smith shares his weight loss secrets in today's Sun-Times and, wouldn't you know, it all came down to eating right and exercising.

Well, it's a little more than that, but it is the root of his weight loss. Smith, who said in the article that he had a habit of coming home from work and eating "eating three or four peanut butter sandwiches," decided upon the life change after being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes while filming "Top Chef Masters." Sensing he needed someone to show him some tough love, Smith reached out to author and fitness competitor Az Ferguson to essentially give a swift kick to Smith. Gone were breakfast and lunch business meetings, white flour, sugar and processed sweeteners. In went lightly tossed salads, steel cut oats with berries and healthy snacks. Smith managed to increase his workouts to the point where he now holds meetings at David Barton Gym.

In the process, Smith's gained an increased measure of assertiveness with the slimmed down figure, telling the Sun-Times, "Believe me, honey, 30 minutes on a treadmill weeds out those who really want to see me, and those who don't." and we're gonna have t find new stock photos of the trim Smith.