Scientific studies show that the proportion of men and women who are classed as obese has risen steeply in recent years. However, there has been no particular increase in the number of people who are overweight, and calorie intake has generally decreased. So we are eating less but obesity has increased. What's going on? Diet lawyer Hannah Sutter exposes lies, misinformation and distortion in the basic health guidelines promoted by the government, the NHS, the Food Standards Agency and other numerous 'expert' authorities. From the calorie counting and exercise myths to the starch, ketosis and BMI frauds - Sutter uncovers a series of highly disturbing fictions that underpin government health policies throughout the world.
Hannah Sutter reached the very top of the legal pile after a 17 year career in the City as a corporate lawyer. She became one of the very few women to achieve full equity in corporate law in a large global law firm. She led a successful challenge to assumed trademark law which has now ensured that selling a real name as a trademark is enforceable and valid. Her relentless pursuit of the truth saved her clients staggering sums of money. Hannah's switch to nutrition was fuelled by this passion for integrity of argument and proposition. She watched two fat men getting thin in a way that was simply incompatible with the dietary advice of 'experts', and was compelled to apply her formidable forensic skills to discovering why. Her book is a devastating expose of the billion dollar global diet industry, the government agencies that sponsor it and the experts who legitimise it.