Together with Britain’s top obesity specialists, world leader in health monitoring, Tanita has taken part in the upcoming BBC Television programme, ‘What’s the Right Diet for you? A Horizon Special’. This three-part series due to air in the UK on the 12th, 13th and 14th January at 9pm will explore how a personalised approach to weight loss can lead to long-term, sustainable results.
This ground-breaking national experiment, led by Dr Chris Van Tulleken, clinical Professor Tanya Byron and a team of leading scientific experts aims to tackle the specific reasons why people overeat. The programme aims to find a diet plan best suited to individuals with a history of overeating, related to three particular causes: genetics, gut hormones, and emotion-related eating.
To set a baseline and track participant’s progress throughout the three month programme, each of the volunteers was measured using the Tanita MC780 Professional Body Composition Analyser and their body composition data was recorded and analysed using boditrax software. In addition, Tanita also provided participants with a BC-731 home-use body composition scale so they could track and report their progress on a weekly basis.
Over the three month period, participants lost almost 654 kilos in total with an average of 8.7kg per person, improving their overall health and wellbeing and demonstrating to others how they might be able to do the same.
To follow the progress of the individuals involved in the series and learn more about the science behind the theory of personalised diets, tune in to BBC2 for the first episode on ‘What’s the Right Diet for you? A Horizon Special’ on Monday 12th January at 9pm.