The BBC Good Food podcast – Popular weight-loss diets

Do celebrities know something we don’t about weight loss? Is there such a thing as the perfect weight-loss diet? Health editor Tracey Raye and Nutracheck’s senior nutritionist Emma White discuss popular weight-loss diets, with expert opinions on the pros and cons of each. They explain the challenges and downsides of extreme diets, such as the high-protein, low-carb Atkins diet and low-GI blood sugar diet.

To listen to part one, check out the top weight-loss myths episode.

For more ideas, see our full range of health benefit guides or try our free healthy diet plan.

Find plenty of recipe inspiration, diet guides and fitness tips in our health hub.

See more podcast episodes, including our Cook Smart podcast and Tom Kerridge podcast.


Tracey Raye is the health editor for olive and BBC Good Food. She oversees all health, nutrition and fitness-related content across the brands, including the bi-annual Healthy Diet Plan, monthly Health Edit newsletter and health column in the magazine. She covers our nourishing recipes and collections, health strategy and stays adrift of the latest health and lifestyle trends – in order to bring you the tools and inspiration you need to find what health means for you. Tracey, MSc, is a registered nutritionist, holding a master’s degree in personalised nutrition, as well as further degree qualifications in psychology and philosophy. She is passionate about harnessing the power of all things health and wellbeing – in a way that enhances, rather than limits our lives. Tracey is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine (RSM), British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).

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