Graham Elliot, the MasterChef judge, has dropped 91 pounds since he elected to undergo weight-loss surgery two months ago.

Elliot, 36, decided to get a sleeve gastrectomy to help him win the battle against weight-gain he’d been fighting for the majority of his life. The father to three sons – Mylo, 6, Conrad, 2, Jedediah, 10 months – believed that it was the time to trim down after reaching almost 400 lbs on his 6’2” frame.

Now, only six pounds shy of his current goal of 299 lbs, Elliot has been able to start exercising to help him shed the excess weight. "I recently ran my first mile and a half non-stop," told People. "I can even sprint and run pretty darn fast to catch a football. I haven't done that since I was a teenager."

"At first, I ran a quarter mile, and every two blocks, I'd be winded and need to catch my breath," he says. "But I kept going. It's meditative and I'm proud at the end of a run."

In addition to the weight, Elliot has also dropped 10 pants sizes, which makes it much easier for him to find clothes. With his new diet and exercise regime, the celebrity chef has a new lease on life that makes him wish others the same experience with weight loss.

“I see people on the street who are the size I was only a few months ago,” he said. “And it's like, 'Man, I wish you could feel what I am feeling right now, it's absolutely life-changing.' "

– Chelsea Regan

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