Kerridge praised for diet show

By Nikkie Sutton

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Lifestyle change: chef Tom Kerridge lost almost half his body weight from changing his eating habits
Lifestyle change: chef Tom Kerridge lost almost half his body weight from changing his eating habits

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Celebrity pub chef Tom Kerridge has been lauded on social media for his new BBC2 show Lose Weight For Good.

The six-part series, which aired last night (Wednesday 3 January) showed Kerridge helping 13 people who wanted to lose weight over 12 weeks.

Kerridge met with the 13 dieters for the first time over a reduced-calorie breakfast and laid out what they could expect from him and what he expects in return.

The chef provided dieters with 15 recipes in a starter pack for them, along with a calorie limit each had to stick to, in a bid to help them lose at least 1lb per week.

Healthy dishes

Kerridge also prepared and cooked healthy dishes in the programme. He started with a batch of apple and raisin muffins before cooking a ‘one-layer’ lasagne, in which he roasted the low-fat mince before it went into the sauce to make it more tasty.

He introduced the programme and said: “A few short years ago, I weighed almost 30 stone. I decided I had to do something about it. So I cut out carbohydrates, quit the booze and hit the gym, losing 12 stone.

“Low calorie food has a poor reputation. I want to show them (dieters on the programme) and you (viewers) that you can cook and eat the food you love and lose weight too.”

Meanwhile, Kerridge released a diet-focused cook book in 2016​. The chef, owner of the double Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers and the Coach,​ both in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, released Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My Low Carb, High Flavour, Stay Happy Way to Lose Weight​ was released in January 2017.

Social media

Masterchef ​champion 2016 Jane Devonshire hailed the show on Twitter.

Another user, Emma Harris was impressed with the recipes.

Ian Shaw also enjoyed the programme.

User splm praised the chef and had some advice for him.

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