Tom Kerridge on why turning 40 helped him shift a whopping 10 stone

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Tom Kerridge Weight Loss
Celebrity chef Tom Kerridge has lost a staggering 10 stone in the past two and a half years, and now he's opened up about his strict diet and why his new job has made it even harder...

Just when we thought we'd reached the peak of cake perfection, a new show comes along to blow everything we've ever known out of the water. We're talking about The Great British Bake Off professional series called Bake Off: Crème de la Crème.

What's the connection you might be wondering? Well, Michelin star chef Tom Kerridge is the host. But there's a catch, he hasn't allowed himself to eat any of the cake. You read that right - none of the delicious cakes, pastries, pies, puddings or breads featured on the show, and we're just as baffled as you.

However, it's this kind of dedication that's seen Tom drop a whopping 10 stone in two and a half years. We take a look at his incredible weight loss secrets!

Finding a focus

So, how does one man have such willpower? Speaking on This Morning, Tom explained that a milestone birthday proved all the motivation he needed to stay on top of his diet goals.

He said, 'I've lost over 10 stone in two and a half years. It's been a lifestyle change, a process.

'I was approaching my 40th birthday and that's the point you look at what you've achieved and start analysing where you're going and where you wanna be in the future and you start thinking... so yeah, I made a big lifestyle change.'

No carbs

Speaking to the Radio Times Tom, now 42, revealed that he's given up alcohol and cut back on carbs, telling them he 'worked really hard to not eat anything' during filming. Anything?!

He explained: 'Carbs are a big thing. 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.'

Talking about his time filming Tom says, 'I was very well behaved. I wasn't a judge, they were the guys who had to judge it and eat it and test it.'

No alochol

Tom earned his Michelin stars through his pub the Hand and Flowers, and explained that as well as sweet treats and carbs he also cut alcohol from his diet to ditch the pounds. He said, 'I own pubs and, you know, I'm quite good at tasting.

'So I knocked all booze on the head. Stopped drinking, went completely teetotal.

'I went, right, I'm not drinking. That's it. No more. Then for Christmas my wife Beth bought me tickets to go and see a live band once a month. So I said, I'll have a drink on those nights. But it petered out pretty much after that and now I don't miss it.

'Every now and then I think, "I could have a drink," and then I just think, "There's no point; I won't have one".'

So, no wine and no cake? We don't think we'll be joining Tom anytime soon but we can't help but admire him.

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Tom is planning to share some of his new healthy eating secrets in a diet cookbook, which will be out early next year. We can't wait for him to spill some more beans!

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