Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight

Series 1 - Episode 3

Hairy Dieters: How to Love Food and Lose Weight
Radio Times
Review by:
Jane Rackham

Si King and Dave Myers have been doing well on their weight loss adventure (no mention of the d-word now) but they realise it’s trickier to control your calorie intake when you’re eating out. “There’s a minefield of full fat food out there,” explains Si, sorrowfully gazing through a bakery window at the scrumptious breads and cakes.

So on the Hairies’ “cooking clever” menu today are slim-line versions of a proper meat pie, well-stuffed picnic sarnies and - most tantalising of all - an alternative to fat-laden Indian and Chinese takeaways. The lads keep their trousers on a bit more this week but be warned, there’s still mention of Dave’s sex life and Si’s flatulence.

About this programme

3/4. Si King and Dave Myers come up with a fat-friendly pie for fellow dieter Ann, baking a pastry treat that comes in below the 700 calories of a standard pork pie - but keen to lose as much weight as they can, they don't taste it themselves. Moving on to Dave's home town of Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria, the duo try to persuade the diners in Chinese and Indian restaurants that their favourite dishes can be even better with all the fattening elements removed.

Cast and crew


Si King
Dave Myers


Ian Denyer
Executive Producer
Nicola Moody
Series Producer
Ian Denyer