10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight

Every year millions of people in Britain try to lose weight, and most fail. We are constantly bombarded with advice about dieting and the latest slimming fads. But what really works? In this programme, medical journalist Michael Mosley investigates the latest scientific breakthroughs in slimming, uncovering ten of the simplest ways you can shed those pounds. From the slimming secrets of soup to our brain’s response after skipping meals, what he discovers may completely change the way you think about diets, health and losing weight.

Michael does not look like he is at all overweight, but while making this film he discovered that he, like millions of others, has internal body fat around his kidneys and liver that he really needs to lose. So he tries out the scientific tips himself, and by the end of the film he succeeds in losing the weight he wants. Plus, musician Alex James, who is a passionate cheese maker, tries out an intriguing scientific discovery – that low-fat dairy products can help you excrete more fat from all your food.

Radio presenter Amy Lame learns how just a few small changes in her daily routine can help burn significantly more calories, which is handy for those who hate exercise and the gym. And actress Debbie Chazen, who eats healthy foods, has her metabolism checked and keeps a food diary – with some surprising results.

We discover the scientific reasons why soup keeps you feeling fuller for longer than solid food: it’s all to do with the particular way the stomach shrinks and expands, and we’ll prove it using ultrasound scans of Territorial Army recruits. Full of practical tips and scientific insights, we discover how anyone can lose weight more easily.

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  • Jessica Giacomelli

    Very informative nice to see scientific proof behind all these theories.

  • PUA Dating Coach

    Interesting point of view…

  • Good subject, anyone wanting to lose weight should see this and make their minds up about if they really want to go through it. No cheesy poofs allowed.

  • obser

    Nice effort! Only have an objection about soup food. The fact that it gets digested slower maybe good in terms of hunger control but I have my doupts if it is good for the stomach and the digestion process.

  • mel

    Where is the end???

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  • Ophelia

    Can anyone read chinese and tell me how to expand the player?

  • S

    Awesome, full of great tips!

  • Katy

    I found this documentary very informative. Came across this when looking for ways to cut down calories, found some helpful websites such as: myfitnesspal, tipmine and shape. This website is great for documentaries about food and health but I need more, like tips and forums to help me achieve my health goal.

  • Great points were made. I found this documentary very interesting and thorough.

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