Kate Quilton and Dr Javid Abdelmoneim enlist 10 volunteers with a history of failed dieting to take part in an experiment. Can adopting simple techniques help them to lose weight and eat more healthily in just six weeks? And can a ground-breaking new biological test help the scientists keep them on track? With a recent study suggesting that the average Briton starts and fails 189 diets in their lifetime, might simple tweaks to our lifestyles rather than ‘dieting’ help us all keep the weight off and live healthier? Javid and Kate also explore why increasingly plant-based diets are being used in sports and how they help with weight loss and improved health. Javid finds out that when it comes to men, the weight loss dream works best in a team. Also, do people snack less when they know how much exercise it would take to burn off those calories? Plus, have scientists found a way to mimic gastric surgery in a capsule? This episode was filmed before social distancing guidelines were introduced.
How to Beat… Fat – Thursday 8pm on Channel 4