TV chef Tom Kerridge to launch new BBC2 weight loss series

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  • Chef Tom Kerridge, who recently lost a staggering 12 stone, will host a new show on BBC2 about losing weight called Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight For Good.

    The Michelin star chef made headlines with his incredible weight loss results when he revealed he lost an astounding 12 stone over the past two and a half years, and now he wants to help other people do the same.

    In the new show, which was announced on the official BBC2 website, Tom will be helping real people achieve lasting weight loss using his take on low calorie recipes, as well as following the official NHS weight loss advice.

    What will Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight For Good be about?

    The brand new six-part series will follow 13 dieters from Tom’s local area, who will test his low calorie recipes, as well as following NHS-approved weight loss advice.

    Tom’s weight loss programme on the show will last for 12 weeks, and participants include a vicar, a police officer and a nurse who is getting married later in the year.

    Tom famously lost 11 stone over the past three years

    Speaking about the show, Tom said: ‘It’s impossible to lose weight and keep the weight off for good if you don’t enjoy what you’re eating. The NHS offers really sound advice about how to lose weight so I’ve taken this as the starting point and decided to challenge myself as a chef to come up with really appealing lower calorie dishes people will want to eat every day. The cooking techniques mean there’s no compromise on flavour and you’re promised a generous plate of food!

    ‘I’m hoping this will help more people to lose weight and still love what they eat. They’ve all got strong reasons why they want or need to lose weight. So they’ve agreed to cut down their calorie intake, and in return I’m providing them with recipes they can make and enjoy at home. We’ll have to see how well they get on.’

    What recipes will Tom be making on Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight For Good?

    Tom has previously been open about the fact that he followed a ‘no carb’ diet during his weight loss programme, as well as making his meals low calorie. So what can we expect from Tom on his new show? He’s not confirmed any dishes himself just yet, but we bet he will be amping up the protein in dishes, filling up the participants on his show with things like chicken and fish – like in this spring chicken tray bake with green vegetables or this Vietnamese prawn curry.

    Participants are likely to be given plenty of low carb replacements for the foods they love, like using lettuce wraps instead of shop-bought wraps – we love this Gordon Ramsay’s chilli beef lettuce wraps recipe.

    Lettuce wraps are a common replacement when on a low carb diet

    Who is Tom Kerridge?

    You probably recognise Tom from his previous TV shows, including Bake Off: Crème de la Crème, Great British Menu and a few appearances on Saturday Kitchen.

    The Salisbury-born chef published his fourth cookbook this year – Tom Kerridge’s Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight – in which he explained how he managed to lose eleven stone in three years and keep the weight off.

    Tom published his healthy cookbook this year

    In 2013, Tom hosted BBC Two food programme Tom Kerridge’s Proper Pub Food and the following year he hosted Spring Kitchen with Tom Kerridge on BBC One.

    More recently he co-presented The Best of British Takeaways with Cherry Healey on BBC Two.

    When will Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight For Good air?

    Tom Kerridge: Lose Weight For Good will air on BBC2 early 2018, but an exact date is yet to be announced.