The Big Crash Diet Experiment
Documentary. Dr Javid Abdelmoneim and four overweight volunteers put crash dieting to the test to find out whether it could be a viable method for improving their health.
Crash diets have long had a bad reputation, but some experts say it's time to think again about the black sheep of the dieting world.
Dr Javid Abdelmoneim teams up with some of Britain's top scientists in a bold new experiment that puts the latest research on crash dieting to the test. Four obese volunteers with serious weight-related health issues, including type 2 diabetes, go on an extreme weight-loss programme and give up real food, surviving on a very low calorie soups-and-shakes diet.
Will they lose weight in the long run and turn around their health problems? If it works, this radical approach to weight loss could help millions, save the NHS billions of pounds and revolutionise the way we diet.
Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes