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10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight

Airs Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV

Above: Choosing cake from plate.

It sometimes seems as though everyone is on, or about to start a diet. This entertaining, and informative program looks at the worldwide obsession with weight loss, exploring the ways and means by which people go about trying to lose weight; explaining the scientific evidence of what works, and more importantly showing ways to keep it off.

© BBC 2009

Michael Mosley, TV presenter and medical journalist takes own measurements.

Each year millions of people attempt to slim down-and fail. If super-diets and weight-loss fads don't work, what does? This program presents ten science-based approaches to losing weight without starving as volunteers put the theories to the test.

Experiments reveal the relationship between plate size and food consumption, why soup is the most filling of meals, how low-fat dairy products actually help the body eliminate fat, the long-term fat-burning potential of exercise, the counterintuitive fact that meal-skipping really doesn't facilitate weight loss, and more.

The program is hosted by British journalist and physician Michael Mosley. You can follow @DrMichaelMosley on Twitter. "The Fast Diet" is on Facebook, and you can follow @TheFastDietBook on Twitter.

A BBC production 2009.

KPBS aired this special in 2013 as part of a health, diet and exercise-focused science series that includes "Eat, Fast And Live Longer With Michael Mosley" which originally aired on April 3rd (watch full episode below through through Saturday, May 4, 2013).

"The Truth About Exercise With Michael Mosley" which originally aired on Wednesday, April 10th (watch full episode below through through Saturday, May 11, 2013).

"Guts With Michael Mosley" which originally aired on Wednesday, April 17th (watch full episode below through Saturday, May 18, 2013).

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10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight

Above: Each year millions of people attempt to slim down-and fail. If super-diets and weight-loss fads don't work, what does? This program presents ten science-based approaches to losing weight without starving as volunteers put the theories to the test. Experiments reveal the relationship between plate size and food consumption, why soup is the most filling of meals, how low-fat dairy products actually help the body eliminate fat, the long-term fat-burning potential of exercise, the counterintuitive fact that meal-skipping really doesn't facilitate weight loss, and more.

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Eat, Fast and Live Longer With Michael Mosley - Preview

Above: With cameras in tow for the series, best-selling British author, journalist and popular TV personality Dr. Michael Mosley traveled across the U.S. to collaborate with researchers doing extraordinary work in a variety of health-related fields.

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer: 101-year-old Fauja Singh Runs the London Marathon

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Eat, Fast And Live Longer: Possibly the Unhealthiest Restaurant in the World

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The Truth About Exercise With Michael Mosley Preview

Above: Join British journalist and physician Michael Mosley on his journey to uncover the truth about exercise. Mosley reveals the latest scientific discoveries about how our bodies respond to a workout and why individuals respond differently.

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Preview: Guts With Michael Mosley

Above: Accompany Michael Mosley into the strange and mysterious world of the human stomach!

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Full Episode: Eat, Fast And Live Longer With Michael Mosley (Expires 9/7/13)

Above: Update: Now available for online viewing through Setpember 7, 2013.

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Full Episode: The Truth About Exercise With Michael Mosley (Expires 9/14/13)

Above: Update: This video is now available for online viewing through September 14, 2013. British journalist and physician Michael Mosley investigates, using himself as the guinea pig, whether humans can get exercise benefits from working out just three minutes a week. He also discovers that a one-size-fits-all approach to maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle is no longer the best that science can offer. With advances in genetic testing, scientists are uncovering new, surprising truths about what exercise really does to our bodies and why we all respond to it differently. In "The Truth About Exercise," Mosley discovers a complex interplay between genes and environment. He also finds that to get the most out of exercise, people need to perform the right types of exercise, at the right time and in the right place.

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Full Episode: Guts With Michael Mosley (Expires 5/18/13)

Above: This episode is available for online viewing through Saturday, May 18, 2013.

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