“Every year, people pour millions of pounds down the drain to no avail following one fad diet or another,” said Professor Susan Jebb, of Oxford University, an advisor on obesity for the government.
This is true, most people who lose weight pile it back on again, diets don't work for most people, a lifestyle change for life is required for many people especially type two diabetics. Imagine my astonishment to learn Susan is on the payroll of Rosemary Conley’s Organisation. But wait it gets worse.
"Furthermore, a Food Standards Agency meeting which Dr Jebb chaired in 2008 concluded that Conley’s portion pots could be a valuable aid to losing weight. A spokesman for the MRC said that while it is ‘committed to transparency, scientific integrity and independence’, its scientists can ‘provide scientific advice or consultancy to third parties’.
Suzie Walker a nutritionist got it right in a comment.
Geez, for goodness sakes, when are the NHS and BDA going to realise that calories are not the answer and calorie restriction is DEFINITELY NOT THE ANSWER.
1. Carbs not fat are the enemy
2. Calorie restriction hinders metabolism and can lead to muscle catabolism
3. Weight loss is therefore muscle and water not FAT LOSS
4. Eating fats = Fat Loss
5. Follow the new Swedish guidelines - HFLC (High Fat Low Carb) and put a stop to this obesity epidemic not to mention reverse Type 2 Diabetes, hypertension and blood fat levels.
Suzie Walker- Nutritionist
She's is also a member of Scientific Advisory Boards for Coca-Cola, Heinz, PepsiCo, Nestlé and Kellogg’s
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