This four part series is well worth a watch if you’re interested in losing weight.

It provides the historic context to why we’re obsessed with weight loss in the first place and unpicks some of the beliefs around ways to sustainable weight loss and management.

What you may find surprising is that whilst people have become fatter and fatter, many business brands have profited big time from this trend . A number of those brands are interviewed and challenged in the documentary, given the overwhelming evidence that radical diets, such as slimming shakes; gym memberships and slimming pills don’t work over the medium term.

In other words, whilst everything works in the short-term, people slowly regain their weight and more once they return to their normal lifestyle.

Let me know what you think of ‘The Men Who Made Us Thin’.

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