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
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.