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published : 2023-11-11

'Cake Boss' Star Buddy Valastro Sheds 40 Pounds with Fasting and Portion Control

The famed baker is hosting two shows, 'Legends of the Fork' and 'Buddy Valastro's Cake Dynasty'

An image of Buddy Valastro showcasing his cake decorating skills, taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.

Renowned baker Buddy Valastro, known as the 'Cake Boss,' has undergone a stunning transformation, shedding 40 pounds through a combination of fasting and portion control.

Valastro's weight loss journey began after a life-altering hand injury that nearly derailed his career. In September 2020, his right hand was severely injured in a bowling pinsetter accident, leading to multiple surgeries to repair the damage.

During his recovery, the 'Cake Boss' realized his eating habits were contributing to his sluggishness and weight gain. He decided to make a change.

Valastro embarked on a year-long journey to shed the excess pounds. The first month was challenging, as he practiced portion control and experienced initial hunger pangs. Growing up in an Italian household, he was accustomed to eating until he couldn't move.

A photo of Buddy Valastro conducting a cooking demonstration on his show 'Legends of the Fork,' captured with a Nikon D850.

To achieve his weight loss goals, Valastro incorporated intermittent fasting, increased water intake, and continued to practice portion control. These strategies allowed him to reach a weight that he feels comfortable with.

While Valastro has become more disciplined in his eating habits, he still allows himself to indulge in his favorite treats like cookies and pizza. However, he has learned to moderate his consumption and avoid overindulgence.

Valastro's dedication to his new lifestyle extends to his daily routine. He tries not to eat anything after 6 p.m., except when he's on vacation. And even then, he aims to maintain balance by promptly shedding any gained weight upon returning home.

The 'Cake Boss' is now hosting two exciting shows: 'Legends of the Fork,' where he explores renowned American restaurants, and 'Buddy Valastro's Cake Dynasty,' which follows his family's expansion of Carlo's Bake Shop.

A portrait of Buddy Valastro, the 'Cake Boss,' proudly displaying his weight loss transformation, photographed with a Sony Alpha a7 III.

Valastro's remarkable weight loss journey has not only transformed his physical appearance but has also inspired him to continue exploring new opportunities and challenges both inside and outside the kitchen.

With his refreshed lifestyle and dedication to his craft, Valastro is determined to make his mark on the world, one cake at a time.