Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet: My low-carb, stay-happy way to lose weight
Over the past three years Tom Kerridge has positively transformed his life, shedding 12 stone and getting his weight firmly under control. Tom Kerridge's Dopamine Diet reveals the secret of his success - achieved by weaning himself off empty carbs and booze, and focusing on foods that are especially rich in flavour and have been scientifically proven to trigger the release of dopamine, the 'happy' chemical.
'I'm just going to give you a load of recipes that are fairly low on carbohydrates and high in the amino acid tyrosine, which has the potential to increase the dopamine levels in the brain. Meaning that you will enjoy eating it. It is that easy.'
Tom Kerridge worked as a chef in restaurants across Britain before deciding to set out on his own and take over a rundown pub in the quiet Buckinghamshire town of Marlow. He opened The Hand & Flowers with his wife Beth in 2005, and it went on to become the first (and only) pub in the world to acquire two Michelin stars. In 2014 he opened The Coach, his second pub in Marlow. As well as hosting two of his own BBC television series, Tom has been at the helm of the BBC's Food & Drink and Bake Off: Crème de la Crème. He was recently named Observer Food Monthly's 2015 Best Food Personality.
Tom Kerridge is Merlin with a spatula. He has created delicious recipes that seduce the brain with dopamine and flood the body with joy. He should be made a minister for food, or drowned as a witch