Childhood obesity is now a problem worldwide, but a new dieting app released last month called Kurbo is designed to help kids and teens reach a healthier weight. Photo: Alamy

Should children diet? App may help them lose weight, but won’t keep them healthy, experts say

  • WW International (formerly known as Weight Watchers) released dieting app Kurbo for those aged eight to 17, which labels food like traffic lights – green, yellow or red – depending on healthiness
  • Some experts have called it ‘deeply disturbing’ and say it promotes ‘intense body dissatisfaction’
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Childhood obesity is now a problem worldwide, but a new dieting app released last month called Kurbo is designed to help kids and teens reach a healthier weight. Photo: Alamy
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Keto diet food ingredients. It forces the body to use fat as its primary energy source, which our bodies are not designed for – and can be harmful – a nutritionist says.

Keto and paleo diets: what they leave out might just be what you need – and you may gain weight, not lose it

  • Keto dieters get most of their energy from fat, and paleo dieters from protein. Nutritionists explain the downsides and risks of both, and question their logic
  • A Hong Kong health coach who tried the keto diet, believing it to be an alternative to taking medication long term, tells us how it went wrong for her
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Keto diet food ingredients. It forces the body to use fat as its primary energy source, which our bodies are not designed for – and can be harmful – a nutritionist says.
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