In a brand new six-part series, Michelin-star chef Tom Kerridge recruits and mentors a group of struggling dieters to prove they can lose weight for good by following his simple but delicious low-calorie recipes.Tom famously lost 12 stone through a combination of a strict diet and exercise, but is now turning his attention to low-calorie cooking to help others.All local residents to Tom’s restaurants, the group of 13 dieters must stick to daily calorie limits and follow recipes and cooking tips designed to help them over 12 weeks. Tom begins with comfort food, with the first recipes including apple and raisin muffins, a generous lasagne without pasta, southern-style chicken with potato salad and a creamy rice pudding.
Season 01, Episode 01 “Comfort Food”
Ozi is a stay-at-home dad who feels isolated from friends and family, turning to the biscuit tin for comfort. Leigh is an army wife and admits to putting her kids first, skipping meals, and then binge eating. Louise, whose partner tragically died in an accident just a week before she gave birth to her first child, ate to console herself and piled on the pounds. Now in her 30s and married with two more children she thinks it’s time to finally break the comfort eating habit.Two weeks into the diet Tom reveals how much weight the group have lost. He expects them to have made a strong start but there are some surprises in store.