“The principles behind losing weight and living healthily are simple. I’ve never ate 200g of Wholenut and felt I’d been tricked by the label.”
The debate rages on on social media.
It’s believed the Labour MP lost weight after taking up the Pioppi plan – a diet that is low in carbs and bans added sugar.
Before embarking on the plan Tom went through his cupboard and threw out all tempting snacks, foods with sugar and products such as pasta.
“I would avoid, slightly more controversially, a lot of starchy carbs,” he told The Guardian.
“I do have some brown rice and occasionally pasta when I’m out. If I have bread, I have it made with almond flour.”
Talking about his weight loss and what diet in his New Statesman column, Watson added: “Since last summer I’ve taken off 86lbs through a regime of cutting out sugar, eating better and exercising.
“This morning started with what the LA set call a ‘bulletproof coffee’. It’s basically butter from grass-fed cows blended with fresh coffee – the idea is to get saturated fats into your diet so that you’re not as hungry during the day.”