Season 10 Episode 3

The Absurdities Behind Fad and Cult Diets!

Something most of us dread is the thought of having to ‘diet’. Today we take a look at all the different types we’ve come across, including some of our own experiences with dieting and what the results were. We delve into the world of ‘fad’ diets and celebrity-endorsed trends and discuss the scientific and research-led approach to dieting as a lifestyle. But the big question we have is why do we see such a cult following in certain diets? We really cover it all in this episode. From the weird to the wonderful, we want you to tell us about your experiences with diets – have you found success from following a diet or lifestyle or do you just not care? What is the craziest diet you’ve ever heard of and have you given it a try? Comment below!

Best soundbite: “Ebbers! You can’t go to the theatre without having half a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc in between each act.” – Jamie Spafford

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Should you trust a celebrity or influencer? So many influencers are now self-professed ‘professionals’, but do they really know what they’re talking about and do they really care what they promote? A celebrity lifestyle is often very different from a ‘normal’ lifestyle, so is their diet and lifestyle advice really applicable?

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