Although eating, and fuelling our body is a natural, in-born instinct, learning the how and the why can seem, at times, anything but natural. With so many options, opinions, and ever-changing research and information, navigating your way through the fads to find the best diet for you may prove to be quite a difficult undertaking. In order to navigate our way through the labyrinth of diet and nutritional plans and advice, we must first closely examine the options and how each of them affects our bodies in different ways. In this course we will learn about how our bodies process the food that we eat and take a look at some of today’s top dieting trends.
Health correspondent at The Times
Kat Lay is health correspondent at The Times, which she joined in 2012. She has previously worked at the News of the World and the People newspapers.
What's the one best piece of nutritional advice you can give for people looking to begin a diet?
You should be really suspicious of anything that says one quick fix or one quick tweak to your diet is going to transform your health.