On BBC2, restaurant critic Giles Coren was trying to boost the age at which he would live to by adopting some of America's odder diets.
After visiting his Harley Street doctor who told him he was on the verge of fatness (if he is, we all are), Coren headed to the slightly creepy woodland home (aka the CR Way Longevity Center) of Paul McGlothin, an evangelist of calorie-restricted eating. This meant Giles could have 1,200 calories of day of things like wheat-free bread topped with lemon juice and onions with berries. The aim is to live to 150-odd. Life's too long...
Coren also tried the Atkins de nos jours, the Paleo diet (not eating anything modern or processed), which seemed, in this case, to involve pushing cars around for no good reason. He met up with a load of fruitarians (who were exactly like they sound on the tin of peaches) and topped it off by eating raw goat spleen from an animal he'd just seen slaughtered in a Kentucky back garden.
I'm all for knowing where your meat comes from, but if that's the price of living past the age of 80, then pass me the Bargain Bucket.
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