The Diet Myth

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Why do most diets fail? Why does one person eat a certain meal and gain weight, while another eating the same meal loses pounds? Why, despite all the advice about what to eat, are we all still getting fatter?

The answers are much more surprising – and fascinating – than we’ve been led to believe. The key to health and weight loss lies not in the latest fad diet, nor even in the simple mantra of ‘eat less, exercise more’, but in the microbes already inside us.

Drawing on the latest science and his own pioneering research, Professor Tim Spector demystifies the common misconceptions about fat, calories, vitamins and nutrients. Only by understanding what makes our own personal microbes tick can we overcome the confusion of modern nutrition, and achieve a healthy gut and a healthy body.

Critics Review

  • A fascinating and original look at the impact of food on our bodies underpinned by cutting-edge research

  • Completely fascinating

    Sheila Dillon
  • The Diet Myth is fascinating, and I’m now obsessed with microbes!

  • Ground-breaking

    Bee Wilson
  • I don’t read diet books and I certainly never plug them, but The Diet Myth is a worthy exception that provides new insight into why we should think twice about what we put in our mouths

    THE TIMES
  • It’s not often that a book changes my life in a mere three chapters…given my usual reluctance to jump on any nutritional bandwagon, I reckon this makes Tim Spector’s work a rather compelling read. It’s truly eye-opening stuff, and we owe it to ourselves and the 100 trillion friends inside our bodies to read this book

    LITERARY REVIEW

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