Rocco DiSpirito weight gain rumours explained: Chef struggled with weight

Iram Sharifah Khan March 4, 2021
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Rocco DiSpirito weight gain rumours explained: Fans of the American chef seem to think he has gained weight recently, after DiSpitiro’s recent appearance on Guy Fieri’s show, Tournament of Champions.

Who is chef Rocco DiSpirito?

New York-based chef Rocco DiSpirito is well known for his TV appearances and especially for his work on Restaurant Divided (2013), a food network reality show. He has also published a number of cookbooks, such as The Negative Calorie Diet: Lose Up To 10 Pounds In 10 Days With 10 All You Can Eat Foods (2016) and Now Eat This! Diet: Lose Up to 10 Pounds in Just 2 Weeks Eating 6 Meals a Day! (2011).

DiSpirito’s brand is all about showing his fans how to cook easy meals and maintain a healthy lifestyle. So, when the svelte chef, known for his good looks and slim figure, seemed to have put on a few pounds, they took notice.

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Here’s what we know about the Rocco DiSpirito weight gain rumours.

Rocco DiSpirito addresses his weight gain

Fans of DiSpirito may have noticed changes in his looks over the course of the past two decades and now that he has made an appearance on Guy Fieri’s show, Tournament of Champions, fans are curious as to the reasons behind DiSpirito’s weight gain.

DiSpirito went through a few difficult years after losing his mother in 2013.

While still mourning his loss, DiSpirito had to undergo spinal surgery, namely an “emergency diskectomy – for his acute sciatica,” according to sources close to him.

This left him largely unable to move while he recovered. Since then, DiSpirito has struggled with weight gain due to stress, anxiety and not having complete mobility. However, he’s still an advocate for healthy eating, and regularly posts his healthy recipes on social media.

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Iram is a London-based freelance journalist with a BA in Journalism and Media from Birkbeck University. She studied several modules, including Journalism in British Life, Interview skills and Feature Writing, Introduction to Journalism Practice and Manga and Anime. Iram went from university to work with GRV Media at The Focus Writers’ Academy and enjoys learning Japanese, taking singing lessons, playing video games and watching Korean dramas in her spare time.