Tom Kerridge – Lose Weight For Good Book | My Review

If you haven’t heard of Tom Kerridge.. where have you been? This man is a TRUE inspiration! I am gaining a bit of an addiction to purchasing recipe/health food books at the moment and this is my latest purchase.  I was recommend this book by a few of my followers as a lot of recipes are Slimming World friendly and after watching his new BBC TV series I couldn’t resist. (I could seriously listen to this man talk forever… his accent is adorable)

44 year old Tom is a Michelin star chef originally from Salisbury, UK and he has recently lost 12 stone all by himself following his own low calorie diet. Tom devised his own low calorie diet after realising he had reached approx. 30 stone. By cutting down on carbs, giving up alcohol completely and watching his calorie intake he managed to shed the weight without any weight loss surgery.

Tom and his wife run their own pub in Buckinghamshire called The Hand and Flowers which I have to say looks absolutely amazing! If I am ever in the area I will definitely be paying this place a visit.

The first thing I love about this book is that it’s not full of some depressing sob story about how fat he was and how he was depressed etc etc.. Yes there is some initial background story about how he was a big lad but mainly its full of some hard facts about weight gain and how to lose weight, along with some awesome recipes. My favourite section of the book is the Key Ingredients and Kit List as it goes into a lot of detail about your cooking and what to keep in the kitchen.

The recipe section is broken down into course’s and meats which makes it easy to find exactly what you fancy. I will maybe have to try and push my boundaries and try some of the fish recipes (I said maybe). The book is hard back with excellent quality pages. It is very bright and colourful with some beautiful photos of the food being created.

So is this book Slimming World friendly?
It really is! There are some amazing Syn free recipes and a lot of recipes that can very easily be adapted to Syn free/Low Syn too.
For anyone who is simply following a low calorie diet, this book is perfect for you as all of the calories are clearly stated for each recipe. There are some amazingly delicious looking recipes.

Two recipes I will definitely be trying In the next few days are One-layer lasagne and Chicken Tikka Masala with a few tiny tweaks.

I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to collect recipe books and to anyone who is looking for some recipe inspiration. It’s a fabulous read!

The book is currently available on Amazon for £11, which is a great price as its fairly expensive in some other stores.

Please note I have not been compensated for this review, I purchased the book myself and the review is all of my own words.


  1. I absolutely love this book. Tom comes over a such a lovable family man who knew he had to make changes. He’s been on an amazing journey and watching the tv series that goes along with the book is inspiring. A lot of recipes that can be tweaked if needed, but over all I was really impressed by the layout, colours and breakdown of dishes. i can see me working my way through this book quite happily

  2. Loving all your posts will have a look at Tom kerridge book sounds good and have you got any ideas for the slow cooker please

  3. Got this book and also his dopamine diet book ,the other day,they both look great ,not tried recipes as yet as only got them yesterday but will be trying a few today I’m well impressed ,

  4. I have bought the book and tried many far I’ve lost 7lb .Will continue to try more recipes in the book .my partner is loving the meals aswel .only time I’ve enjoyed a cookery book and looked forward to the meals

  5. you must try the ham, peas pasta – obviously we tweaked it and made few changes to make it more syn free as possible – changed the ham and we used low fat creme fraiche. we kept the anchovies in – dont be afraid you dont know they are there and if you dont like them – leave them out – its is lovely and is a regular feature at our table.

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