THE 4 PILLAR PLAN, Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Why should I listen to him? Because he’s a doctor. And he’s cool. And he’s also on TV (The LifeStyle Channel’s Doctor in the House).
Who’s it for? Those of us who want to get healthy, without giving up on the things in life we love. Mainly, pasta.
What’s actually in it? It’s comprised of four sections: Eat, Sleep, Relax and Move, with detailed breakdowns on how to incorporate healthy habits into all areas of your life.
Best piece of advice That we need more Akkermansia muciniphila in our diet. It’s a type of gut bug associated with weight loss, and can be found in onions, garlic, artichokes and broccoli.
Most useless piece of advice ‘Drink eight glasses of water a day.’ Yes, we all know it’s sensible, but it’s a bit basic.
You can skip… There are blue pages with check boxes that simplify things right down, like ‘taking a bath to relax’. The most useful stuff can be found in the case studies, explaining techniques that have helped his patients. Give the oversimplified check boxes a miss.