If you haven’t got an hour to spare to watch the recent BBC Horizon program about fat and sugar diets, then here’s an executive summary of Colin’s Beauty Page’s executive summary of the main conclusions:
Extreme diets are a bad move…we can survive for a while without sugar and carbohydrates and can function pretty well on nothing but carbs. We struggle to cope with the sheer pleasure of the combination of fat and sugar…but a little indulgence does little harm. Excess calories (from fat and sugar) lead to weight gain.
The bottom line, boring advice is: Don’t do extreme diets. Just don’t eat too much of anything delicious that is loaded with calories.
I’d add: do some exercise, get some sunshine and fresh air and laugh a lot, have lots of friends and sing!