Rocco DiSpirito's Insider Secrets

Rocco DiSpirito became interested in healthy eating after he transformed his diet and saw amazing results from it. "I personally experienced the benefits of going from an unhealthy lifestyle to a healthy lifestyle," the chef explains. "The original reason I decided to get healthy was because my doctor was concerned about my blood pressure." With the idea of taking pills to control his blood pressure looming over him, Rocco opted to change his diet and lifestyle instead.

"It took about a year but a year later, [my doctor] congratulated me for completely redesigning my body from the inside out," Rocco remarks. His friends and family also noticed that he looked younger.

Today, Rocco tells his story through his cookbooks and videos which offer healthy takes on everyone's favorite recipes.

Beyond his dish ideas, the celebrity chef and healthy eating guru also has a wealth of insider cooking and grocery shopping tips that many don't know. From a simple way to pick out the best produce at the grocery store to a type of food that tastes great and helps you eat less, Rocco has all the answers.

Check out the slideshow above for 16 of Rocco's best tips for healthy eating.

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