Eggs, nuts and omega-3 rich rich are also permitted.
Eating a non-restricted diet encourages slimmers to stick to the diet long-term as it becomes a way of life rather than an intense diet plan.
According to Healthline, eating eggs for breakfast can cause up to 65 percent greater weight loss over eight weeks.
They have also shown to increase the feelings of fullness, reducing the need for snacking.
Research in mice found alcohol increased activity in a set of brain cells used to regulate appetite.
At his heaviest, the chef topped the scales at 30 stone.
Tom told GQ: “As a chef, I was grazing and snacking throughout service. Or I’d be eating cheese on toast and packets of crisps because they were quick and there and ready to go.”
He explains that cutting out quick and easy meals was key to losing weight and now enjoys spending time prepping his meals.
Tom also makes sure he eats breakfast every single day to get his metabolism started.
The body needs these essential nutrients and research shows that if these are missed at breakfast, they are less likely to be compensated for later in the day and it can be harder to lose weight if you don’t eat breakfast.
He said: “I was a big one to skip breakfast. I didn’t have any.”
Eating a big meal at breakfast will keep you fuller for longer which will mean you will be less inclined to snack throughout the day, reducing your overall daily intake.