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Did Michael Symon Lose His Weight? Chef Transformation Photos And Diet Explained

Michael Symon on Food Network TV

Michael Symon has come a long way from a regular cook at a local restaurant to one of the popular American chiefs. Learn about his heavenly body transformation.

Symon is a reputed American chef from Cleveland, Ohio, in the U.S. He has expanded his food business by opening restaurants in many different places across the country and earned himself the title of "Restaurateur."

Furthermore, Symon has become a familiar face in most of America's houses as he regularly appears on the Food Network channel in shows like Iron Chef America and The Best Thing I Ever Ate. Besides, he is also an author, having written a few books related to cooking recipes.

Michael Symon Weight Loss and Body Transformation: Before and After Photos

Although there have been no official sightings, rumors came circulating about the news of Michael Symon's weight loss on social media.

How far is the rumor true? Well, even if there have yet been no reliable sources that come forward to claim this news, seeing his current pictures and watching him on television shows, it can be seen clearly, that he has gone through a massive weight loss transformation.


The before and after photos of the chef as posted by Celeb's Diaries clearly prove the rumors about him and his weight loss are true. In the picture, the left one was probably taken like a year ago, and the right photo is of his recent one. The difference is like a day and night.

The 6 feet tall American food master currently weighs around 84 kilograms which is about 185 pounds. This is just a considerable amount. Besides, his previous body mass before the transformation is not unknown.

Why Did Michael Symon Lose So Much Weight? His Diet Plan 

The 52-year-old has an illness called Arthritis, a kind of nephritis that affects the joints, diagnosed back in his 20s.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, due to rheumatoid Arthritis (R.A.) and discoid lupus, Symon has been losing weight because, in order for medicines to work and show effect, he had to compromise his diet and consume less fatty and more green vegetables.

Symon is very fond of dairy items, particularly cheese and ice cream. However, they exacerbate the effects of his disease. Thus to cope with all these, in 2019, Symon came up with his own personal diet solution in a book he co-authored, "Fix-It With Food." It is a cooking book featuring recipes designed to alleviate inflammatory response symptoms.

From "I'm going to have the ice cream, and tomorrow I'm just not going to feel great." to "Now I understand I have to live a certain way to feel better. Instead of getting frustrated, I just get back on track now.", he sees it all. Symon now advises people to eat lower-cholesterol foods, more salad, and avocados from an early age.

Michael Symon Height: How Tall Is He?

Michael Symon, aged 52, stands at an incredible 6 feet (183 cm tall) in height.

Moreover, "Michael Symon's Live to Cook: Recipes and Techniques to Rock Your Kitchen" author has a body weight of 84 kg (or 185 lbs). Born on September 19, 1969, as Michael D. Symon in Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A., he showed impressive growth in his height from an early age. 

The mingling of Italian, Greek, and Eastern European ancestry could be one reason for his rapid growth in height. As Italian and Greek people tend to grow taller than the rest, Symon, who inherits those genes, is destined to trigger the rapid height growth stimulus.