Half portions, please – Louisville chef Chris Ross was in denial about his increasing size after high school. Then one day in 2004, he stepped on a normal scale, and it refused to register his weight.
Half portions, please – The father of three found another scale that told him he had reached 327 pounds. "To realize that you're not just obese, but morbidly obese -- it was pretty tough on the mental psyche," Ross says.
Half portions, please – Ross realized he was consuming more than 4,000 calories a day just from tasting food in the kitchen.
Half portions, please – He cut down on his portion sizes and started spitting out his taste bites while cooking. He also started walking -- then jogging -- until he lost more than 130 pounds.
Half portions, please – Today Ross focuses on paying attention to how much he's consuming. He hasn't changed what he cooks; he just eats less of it.