Atkins

The Pioppi Diet is a superficial lifestyle guide based on distorted evidence

Pioppi is a very small village in southern Italy. It is one of those places where people are reputed to…

Ignore the low-carb cult: eating lots of fat won’t really make you slim

Science and newspapers don’t really mix. The media work on 24-hour news cycles and want dramatic developments. Science works slowly…

Forget the Atkins diet — try the beef and brandy weight loss plan

Before Atkins, before Dukan, before the 5:2 diet so effectively followed by George Osborne, there was Banting. William Banting, a…