The six-part series, presented by the Michelin-starred chef, follows a group of 13 struggling dieters who want to achieve lasting weight loss with Tom’s take on healthy eating.
Tom himself famously lost 12 stone – almost half his body weight – through a combination of diet and exercise. For Tom, dieting meant cutting out the carbs, quitting alcohol and hitting the gym. But not everyone can follow such a strict regime.
So Tom has decided to come to the rescue of the group, and help them finally lose weight – this time for good. The experts say that reducing calories is the best way to lose weight long-term, so that is what Tom’s dieters are going to do.
In tonight’s episode, Tom meets his gang of 13 dieters for the first time over a reduced-calorie breakfast. He lays out what the dieters can expect from him and what he expects in return. They must stick to daily calorie limits for the next 12 weeks, and he is going to give them recipes and cooking tips – and mentor them every step of the way.
As a self-confessed former comfort eater, Tom knows only too well the trials, tribulations and temptations which lay ahead for the group. So ‘Comfort Eating’ is where he wants to begin.
The theme of next week’s episode, which airs on Wednesday, January 10 at 8pm, is ‘Quick and Easy’. In this show, Tom helps dieters who say they’re too busy or inexperienced to cook healthy meals at home.