I didn't watch the TV series but when I saw The Hairy Dieters book in the display of new stock at our library, I thought I'd take a look.
It has plenty of photos of inviting looking food and many tips on how to slightly adjust your behaviour and tastes so that you can quietly lose weight without feeling you are on a rigid diet. All well and good!
The Chewy Cranberry and Apricot Bites looked tasty and the cake tin needed refilling. The ingredients included a delicious sounding mix of almonds, coconut, dried apricots, dried cranberries, sultanas, maple syrup, apple juice and porridge oats.
Well, the recipe did say that it would become "thick and porridgy" and it was not wrong! Oh dear, oh dear.
My husband's verdict: "I will never eat that ever again."