Duff Goldman spent several weeks traveling across America, eating lots of sweet treats for his show, Sugar High. With all the cookies, pies, bread pudding and donuts he was eating, the Ace of Cakes gained 30 pounds.
"I was literally eating dessert all day, every day, for seven weeks straight. I was doing nothing but traveling and eating crap," Goldman said. "Nonstop eating garbage over and over and over and over for the camera. And there are ways to do that, to make sure the camera gets the shot you need. But my problem is: I would eat when the cameras were off, too. It was what I love most in the world. Butter and sugar and fat and pork."
Goldman has since lost more than the 30 pounds he gained on Sugar High, thanks to his new diet and workout regimen.
"This is a journey that I've only been on for a little while. I'm not trying to pass myself off as anything other than a fat dude who doesn't want to be as fat as I am," he said. "I'm doing this for me."
The pastry chef has cut fat, bread, dairy and sugar out of his diet. He eats a lot of tuna with vegetables mixed in with small amounts of rice. To give the tuna a little pizzazz, Goldman adds curry, cayenne and a mixture of other spices. He also doesn't eat after 7 p.m..
"I kind of feel like I've been eating professionally for a long time. I've tasted everything. If there's a sausage, you know what? I know exactly what it tastes like. I love them all," he said. "But right now it's more important for me to not have all that grease and fat in my body."
Goldman has also been working out five days a week, a routine that doesn't falter even when he is traveling.