Summer 2004From Average Joe to Slim Sean
He's ready to go back into the hot tub now. Here, Sean Pashley shares the recipes that helped him lose 90 lbs.
The last time we saw Sean Pashley, in February, he was getting bounced by Average Joe: Hawaii's
Larissa Meek, and he was seriously out of shape—320 lbs. on his 6' 1" frame,
54 inches around the waist and sporting, as he puts it, "man
breasts." Larissa should see him now! Pashley, 26, a Philadelphia chef who blames his
weight problem on his career, has turned his cooking skills to the
cause of weight loss. Now, thanks to diet and exercise, he's 230
lbs., his waist is a 36, and "I'm down to a size Large shirt," he
says, "which I don't even think I wore in high school." His
turnabout, prompted by his embarrassment in a hot tub on Average
Joe, started right after he was booted. "I was so focused
and ready to lose weight," says Pashley, who eats hearty portions
but switched to healthy food. "I started running three miles
a day, working out pretty hard every other day. And I started creating
new recipes like turkey chili." In February he enrolled
in Beachbody, a diet-and-exercise regimen that stresses six-day-a-week
cardio and strength workouts. Pashley, who shares his slimming recipes
in the following pages, hopes to publish a cookbook. In the meantime
he's ready to meet Larissa again. "I told her I was just retaining
water," he says. "When I see her, I'll tell her I got rid
of the water."
here to download Sean Pashley's Your Diet article.