Original weight: 254.4 pounds
Current weight: 205.5 pounds
Total loss: 48.9 pounds, 18.25 percent body weight loss
Todd Thrasher, the general manager and sommelier of Restaurant Eve in Alexandria, Virginia, is, foremost, a master mixologist, focusing on homemade syrups, bitters, tonics, and other mixers, and putting them to use in particularly creative concoctions. Take his Las Ramblas, a cocktail with house-made cola, house-made sweet vermouth, and Barbancourt rum. His expertise led him to a 2008 James Beard Foundation Wine and Spirits Professional of the Year Nominee.
His strategy: The 9 pm fast.
"The most effective weight-loss strategy is to stop eating after 9 pm and cut the drinking down to only Sundays."
His vice: Food.
"I want to eat everything I see."
His health food: Hummus and celery.
"Hummus and celery are my new favorite foods."