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Trimming the fat out of your diet after new years feasting may not be the way to go, according to one dietician.
Eating fat could help some people lose weight, but its not for everyone according to Dr Trudy Deakin.
Sarah Clark reports.
Professor David Haslam is chair of the National Obesity Forum. He was in Hebden Bridge for the launch "Eat Fat" book and says the stigma around eating 'good' fat should now disappear.
Health experts have been giving their backing to controversial claims that a high fat, low carbohydrate diet leads to both weight loss and a healthier lifestyle.
The claims are made in a book just launched by leading dietician Dr Trudi Deakin from Hebden Bridge - who says until now we have been influenced by 'misleading' research dating back to the 1950s.
Dr Deakin, who has trialled the diet herself, says she now eats 82 per cent fat and that she has 'never felt healthier'.
Leading dietitian Dr Trudi Deakin is launching a book - and her controversial "fat is good for you" diet in Hebden Bridge today.
Among the guest speakers at the launch will be Professor David Haslam and Prof Dave Haslam, of the National Obesity Forum .
Sixty five NHS Trusts around the country have already signed up to West Yorkshire-based Dr Deakin's educational diet programmes, working with 50,000 patients
The launch of her new book " Eat Fat " will be held at 3pm at the Innovation Cafe, St George's Square, Hebden Bridge.