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"The Perfect Diet for You?" on BBC Earth


Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Could a better understanding of individual physiology and genetics be the key to successfully losing weight? This series aims to find out.

In a ground-breaking experiment, this series brings together the world’s foremost experts in genetics, biochemistry, neuroscience, nutrition science and applied behavioural medicine to test the latest weight loss theory.

Weight loss is not one size fits all – so the only way to diet successfully is to understand your body’s individual biology and bespoke needs. This means that struggling with a diet is not all down to a failure of willpower: it may be a biological backlash.

Based on the latest scientific research, the central tenet of this theory suggests the key to sustained weight loss could be in knowing which physiological group, or diet tribe, you belong to.

If proved correct, it could have the potential to transform our approach to dieting.

For the first time, The Perfect Diet for You? puts the theory to the test on 75 dieters. Over the course of three episodes, the series follows individual dieters through the ups and downs of their individual weight loss progress. But will the experiment prove a success?

The Perfect Diet for You? combines rock-solid scientific authority with an appealing invitation to engage with dieters’ individual transformations, and the promise of new, relevant knowledge applicable to all interested in staying slim.

BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.