Tom Kerridge has lost a whopping 12 stone and the superstar chef has revealed his diet secrets.
Appearing on This Morning yesterday, the 44-year-old told presenters Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan that he came to the realisation he needed to change.
He said: “This is a point of recognition in my life. I think I need to make a change, I need to do something.
“There wasn’t any conversation with doctors. Career and professionally-wise it was going well – the pub’s doing great. It was just an age thing. I thought ‘I need to change’.”
The chef explained he lost weight by choosing a low carbohydrate diet.
This meant the way he cooked professionally didn’t need to be changed or altered. He’s still cooking in butter and deep frying things.
However it’s not a completely rule-free diet. The star explained he has three main rules: no pasta, no bread, no rice.
Tom also revealed he doesn’t drink alcohol: “No drinking. Drinking on diets isn’t good for any diet.
“It’s not the calorie content or the fat content, or the sugar content – it’s the mindset.”
The diet he follows – known as the Tom Dopamine diet – contains dairy foods such as milk, cheese and yogurt.
It’s also not restrictive of unprocessed meats such as beef, chicken and turkey, omega-3 rich fish such as salmon and mackerel and eggs.
On the list of must-eats are also vegetables and fruits, especially bananas, nuts and dark chocolate.
Alcohol, caffeine, processed sugar, and starchy carbohydrates are strictly off the list, however.
Top UK nutritionist and Seven Seas consultant dietician Helen Bond said: “Tom Kerridge has had some big weight loss results – he’s lost a lot of weight and that is fantastic for his health.”
“The dopamine has lots of plus points, including a lot oily fish, as we don’t eat oily fish, and especially more protein which we know is filling and satiate.
“The same thing goes with reducing alcohol and cutting down on refined carbohydrates.”