Tom Kerridge weight loss how Lose Weight and Get Fit star shed 12st – The Sun


Posted: February 15, 2020 at 10:48 pm

HIT telly chef Tom Kerridge is a prime example when it comes to body transformations - having dropped from a whopping 30 stone to under 18 stone.

The Salisbury-born cook, 46, has managed to shed nearly half his body weight in just five years through a variety of healthy, weight loss techniques.

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And he has been busy helping others follow in his footsteps through his popular programme Lose Weight and Get Fit on BBC2.

Here, we take you through the main ways Tom has transformed his physique...and kept the weight off.

Tom has credited something called the dopamine diet for helping him to blitz his body fat.

It involves boosting your levels of the so-called 'happy hormone' so that it's easier to stick to your diet.

There are different ways of doing the diet, however, all are based around food that is thought to boost dopamine levels in the slimmer.

Foods you're allowed to eat on the diet include unprocessed meat, dairy and dark chocolate, meaning that it doesn't overly restrict what you can eat.

Most versions of the diet recommend avoiding caffeine and processed sugar.

As well as diet changes, Tom also began a rigorous swimming routine to help him lose weight.

He started setting his alarm to 6.15am every morning so he could go swimming at the hotel up the road from his house.

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He said: On a busy day I swim a kilometre; on a relaxed one Ill do a mile.

According to the University of California, Berkeley,swimmingburns an average of 600 calories an hour, depending on the stroke and intensity.

Tom says he became a lot more conscious of how many carbs he was munching on when he kickstarted his weight loss journey.

"Carbs are a big thing, he said.

"The more you understand it and the more you look into it, you see that there are so many carbohydrates involved in sugar as well."

When he was at his biggest, Tom admits he used to regularly skip breakfast.

At the start of his day he would usually consume just two pints of coffee and then snack later in the day on cheese on toast and packets of crisps.

However, he now makes sure he eats a hearty breakfast every day - eating things like overnight oats or omelettes.

One significant change Tom made to his diet regime was completely ditching booze.

He told the Radio Times: "I own pubs and, you know, Im quite good at tasting. So I knocked all booze on the head. Stopped drinking, went completely teetotal."

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Tom says he gave up alcohol not just to make sure he was cutting out liquid calories - but also to help get in a healthy mindset.

He told Good Morning Britain: "Drinking on diets isn't good and that's on any diet. It's not a calorie thing or the sugar content, it's the mindset."

Tom believes that a big part of losing weight is about "arming yourself" with healthy alternatives.

This is so that when you're hungry, you aren't tempted to reach in the biscuit tin or gorge on a bag of crisps.

The Great British Menu star told The Spectator: "Celebrate the foods you can eat, instead of focusing on the ones you cant. Have low calorie skinny popcorn next to you."

Tom particularly enjoys having apples and grapes as a snack now - instead of chocolate or biscuits.

While Tom is all about eating healthy, he says it's important to let yourself have a treat every now and then.

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He told GQ: "There is nothing wrong with a flapjack in the afternoon when you get that 4pm lull if everything else is in place."

Tom also pointed to Anthony Joshua who has a honed physique - but still allows himself to have a burger and chips every now and then.

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Tom, whose TV credits include MasterChef and The Great British Menu and whose Bucks gastropub The Hand & Flowers gained its second Michelin star in 2012, previously said he decided that he needed to change his diet during a moment of reflection around his 40th birthday.

"Say we live to 80. Well, I thought, Im halfway there. And then, I thought Im not going to get there. If Im like this, Im not going to make it," he said.

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