By 2050, at the current rate, 1 in 2 people in Great Britain will be obese – a frightening statistic, particularly for the UK National Health Service (NHS) for which obesity and obesity-related medical conditions are currently costing £6.1 billion per year.*
However, could everything we’ve been told about the right way to lose weight be wrong? Why is the UK following health guidelines from 40 years ago? And, why is the British public being fed wrong information? These are questions scientists in the UK are considering, including Dr Trudi Deakin PhD.
Dr Deakin is a Dietitian and Expert in Nutrition and Health. Alongside her team of research scientists at X-PERT, she is saying goodbye to tradition and telling the world they now have the answer to the nation’s inability to shed the pounds, despite their best efforts.
“We are dispelling the current myth that the only way to lose weight is to count calories and cut fat,” says Dr Deakin. “These dietary guidelines were published in the 1980’s without any evidence whatsoever supporting it and with no studies at all being done since to prove the effectiveness of following these guidelines. We don’t follow other health guidelines from 40 years ago, so why are we not focusing on current information when it comes to food?”
The X-PERT research scientists have evidence to prove that the best way to lose weight and KEEP IT OFF is individualised nutrition – one size does not fit all!
Dr Sean Wheatley PhD, Researcher and Trainer in Public Health at X-PERT, commented: “Fat was demonised a long time ago, getting blamed for weight gain and a variety of health problems. This is wrong. Fat is only going to cause a problem if it is eaten alongside an excess of other things that will cause it to be stored, like refined carbohydrates. For years we have been told to avoid fat and base meals on carbohydrates, and that it is essential for life to eat these carbs with every meal.
“However, this is simply not true. Our body can make its own carbohydrate if we need it, whether you eat any carbs or not, so it is NOT an essential nutrient. Fat IS essential though, and eating healthy natural fats instead of non-essential carbs can be the right way for many people to lose weight. We need to get over our fat phobia to help people be able to do this!”
X-PERT, in partnership with NHS England, have educated over 250,000 people in the last 10 years on managing their diabetes through diet. They are using this knowledge to now educate and combat the obesity crisis. The question is raised: are the public being told the wrong information because there is money already invested in it?
For more information visit https://www.xperthealth.org.uk/weight
*According to Public Health England, Health Matters: Obesity and the Food Environment, March 2017