Terrified thrillseekers as young as 12 were today escorted off the Oblivion ride at Alton Towers after it came to a 'clunking' halt 180 feet in the air.It is less than 100 yards away from the Smiler rollercoaster - where two teenage girls each lost a leg and 14 others were injured in June 2015.I was understandably intrigued, and not just because Brown began his transformation in 2009, the same year in which my own took place.One of the nation's most celebrated cooking stars essentially lost the weight by changing his eating habits and shapeshifting food choices into four lists: * Daily (fruits, whole grains, leafy greens) * Three times per week (oily fish, sweet potatoes, avocados) * No more than weekly (red meat, alcohol, pasta, sweets) * And his personal no-fly zone, meaning never (soda, fast food, processed food).So an hour later, as Brown and I concluded our brief but voluptuous interview on his career, touring life on the road, and philosophy toward food, I broached the topics (you know I HAD to) of food, weight, and how he keeps it all in balance.Herewith are his answers, some of which you may find surprising.Then again, perhaps not, given the TV host's pull-no-punch style of communicating: SM: "Many Americans have become unhealthy due to food choices and being sedentary... And it's also about being honest enough to take a good look in the mirror and say, 'Okay, we need to do a little work.'" SM: "How do you handle food out there on the road?" AB: "Let's just say the word 'fat' and call it a day." SM: "What has worked for you in keeping the weight off? " AB: "I set pretty harsh rules for myself when I'm on tour. " AB: "I eat yogurt occasionally and like cream in my coffee, but I eat very little cheese. It was harder to quit than smoking." SM: "Besides nutrition, what else is important to you about food?
He is great motorcycling enthusiast and owns his own BMW R1150RT and he is also a certified pilot.Our source revealed Alton had been unhappy in the marriage and that the split had been coming "for a while."His busy work schedule that included a speaking tour and various cooking shows also contributed to the divorce. And last December, Giada De Laurentiis and husband Todd Thompson revealed that they had been separated for months.Todd ultimately filed for divorce before the new year citing irreconcilable differences.host Alton Brown recently finalized his divorce from wife De Anna Brown.According to a source, the couple separated in the middle of 2014 with Alton filing papers for a divorce near his Georgia hometown later in the year. So what went wrong in this relationship that was able to stay out of the public spotlight for so long?