The foods Tom Kerridge cut from his diet to lose 12 stone

Tom Kerridge, 45, has transformed his figure in recent years, dropping an impressive 12 stone. After turning his life around, Tom continues to encourage others to lose weight and eat healthier, with his latest venture being his BBC Two programme, Fresh Start. The programme will see Tom helping eight families to adopt healthier lifestyles with his six-step plan. But how did Tom overhaul his diet himself? And just how did he drop 12 stone?

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As a chef, I was grazing and snacking throughout service. Or I’d be eating cheese on toast and packets of crisps because they were quick and there and ready to go

Michelin-starred chef Tom cut out alcohol, carbs, and refined sugar to kickstart his diet, after snacking and grazing during his career led him to pile on the pounds.

He told GQ: “As a chef, I was grazing and snacking throughout service. Or I’d be eating cheese on toast and packets of crisps because they were quick and there and ready to go. 

“And I was a big one to skip breakfast. I didn’t have any.”

But he is now able to find balance in his diet, adding: “There is nothing wrong with a flapjack in the afternoon when you get that 4pm lull if everything else is in place. 

“Look at Anthony Joshua. He shows himself in the gym and then eating a burger in a fast food joint, but the point is he’s showing balance – the burger is a treat and he’s done an epic workout and kids are getting that now. They understand it.”

Tom dropped an astounding 12 stone in three years, after realising he was obese at almost 30 stone.

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