10 Things You Need To Know About Losing Weight
Airs Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 10 p.m. on KPBS TV
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.
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).