January crash diets are a fat lot of good – The Times

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January 23 2020, 12:01am,The Times

Jenni Russell

A new book shows counting calories and switching to processed foods is wrecking our bodies

Its new year, time for new diets and new theories on why the world is getting inexorably fatter. Evenings out are not a lot of fun. I am surrounded by friends looking glumly into their water glasses over dinner, refusing wine and cheese, butter and steak, looking anxiously at the apps on their wrists to check whether theyve hit 12,000 steps or 1,200 calories. Others decide not to come out at all. Why be dull in company when they could be scourging themselves with a couple of hours at Pilates or the gym?

Andrew Jenkinson is a bariatric surgeon who has spent 15 years studying this issue, treating people whove been tortured beyond endurance by trying to control their weight. His agonised patients have been

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