I came up with the idea for the series a while ago as I was watching the original version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory from I was struck by how the character Augustus Gloopthe supposedly obese childnow looks perfectly ordinary.
I wondered how in the space of 40 years we could have changed our idea of what is fat so drastically. Dr Bell specializes in analysing not the external fat of patients but the internal fat, and the shocking truth is that it's not just the obviously obese who are in trouble from their diet. It could be all of us.
I'm not particularly worried as I put on my blue gown and am lowered into the space-age chamber. I cycle to work, I walk up escalators and play the odd bit of football in the garden.
I'm by no means a health nut but I do enough physical activity to remain relatively fit, or so I think. For half an hour I must lie perfectly still as a scanner moves stocku and down my body creating a detailed image of every last inch of fat.
Then it's all over, I take off my headphones and re- the world, sitting in Jimmy's office to go through my. On the outside, Jimmy says I am fit. In all honestly I was so shocked by the of the test that I found it difficult to continue interviewing the professor properly. Worrying as this realisation is, on reflection it makes sense.
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It shows the degree to which sugar, which as many of the programme's contributors explained to me can be a major contributor to obesity, is present within our everyday diet. He reassures me that there is a solution - firstly we should eat less processed food and instead opt to cook from scratch and reduce our sugar intake. Secondly, short, sharp bursts of sprinting, 30 seconds at a time three or four times a week.
It mimics what we did as hunter-gatherers and burns off the internal fat. Forget jogging and lay off the midweek Chardonnay in front of re-runs of The Killing : the sugar in the alcohol turns to fat. Now if only I had the willpower to put that advice into practice!
It will be available to watch in iPlayer for the following seven days. Update 4 July: Episode one and two have unfortunately now expired in iPlayer because of a break in the run of the series due to the unavoidable schedule changes. However, all three episodes will be available in iPlayer when they're repeated as part of the Zone starting on Wednesday, 11 July at 2.
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