Four Featureworld interviewees took part in this health feature for the MAIL ON SUNDAY newspaper…
Many of us are on diets – but how healthy are they? That was the question I wanted to know when I set out on this feature, which asked four experts to analyse four peoples’ diets.
Louise Bee is a fitness model who tweaks her diet depending on how she wants her body to look. So her often strict regime will include lots of protein for body building if she wants to look sculpted – and then she will eat carbs for a curvier look.
Carolyn English is a busy mum and ambulance driver who is a vegetarian – also trying to become a vegan.
Laraine Dix is a self-confessed calorie counter and yo yo dieter. Meanwhile Adam Rabinowitz wants to lose some weight but has struggled despite being on the 5:2 diet.
I then asked each volunteer to keep a diary for seven days of exactly what they ate – and then had this analysed by the experts.
Dietician Alison Clark said one of the problems she regularly sees is that people go on diets believing they are healthy but when you analyse them, often they’re not. As proved this by this feature.
You can read exactly what she and the other three experts had to say here: Mail On Sunday.
As well as thanking my very lovely volunteers for taking the time to take part in this health article, thank you too to Alison Clark, a dietician with the British Dietetic Association, Jackie Lynch, a nutritional therapist, Dr Jonty Heaversedge, a GP and Dr David Haslam, a GP and Chair of National Obesity Forum.
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