Explained (2018– )
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Why Diets Fail 

Explained examines why diets are often unsuccessful. It looks at the science that suggests that low carb, low fat, and body type diets as well as supplements and detoxification regimes ... See full summary »

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Joe Posner (created by)
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Episode credited cast:
Maria Bello ... Herself - Narrator (voice)
Christopher Gardner ... Himself - Lead Researcher, Stanford Dietfits Study
Jeanne Nicholas ... Herself - Low-Carb Diet Participant
Yvette Valenzuela ... Herself - Low-Fat Diet Participant
Adrienne Rose Bitar ... Herself - Diet Historian
Marion Nestle ... Herself - Professor of Nutrition
Kevin Hall ... Himself - Senior Investigator, National Institutes of Health
Kevon Hines ... Himself - Youth Director, East NY Farms
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William Banting ... Himself (archive footage)
Mika Brzezinski ... Herself (archive footage)
Bob Harper ... Himself (archive footage)
Jillian Michaels ... Herself (archive footage)
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Explained examines why diets are often unsuccessful. It looks at the science that suggests that low carb, low fat, and body type diets as well as supplements and detoxification regimes simple do not work in helping most people lose weight. While the diet industry pushes us to avoid calories the food industry encourage us to eat more of them. Written by Shatterdaymorn

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13 June 2018 (USA) See more »

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Talk about dropping the ball on research
23 June 2018 | by letheabu-745-325779See all my reviews

Really?! You can dedicate 20 minutes to an episode about K-pop, but barely 14 minutes toward healthy eating? Whoever was in charge of doing the research for this episode seriously dropped the ball. How are you going to talk about leptin without mentioning ghrelin or orexin? How are you going to conflate keto with atkins without addressing the fact that both diets have VERY different effects on insulin resistance and overall metabolic function? The episode pays lip service at best to facts like "finding a diet you can stick to is the most effective way to lose weight" and "focusing on whole foods takes the difficulty out of dieting" and instead panders to and provides convenient excuses for people who think losing weight is too hard and want an easy excuse to give up on themselves.


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