Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be painful, unpleasant, and inconvenient at times (having to know the location of every bathroom is tedious at best).But it doesn't mean you should forgo dating altogether.Emily Jupp tries it for herself You've heard of Dukan, scoffed fat on Atkins, fainted from drinking only honey and lemon water and lost friends from the noxious side-effects of the cabbage diet.Now there's a new one, this time designed to inspire jealousy and help you to "get skinnier than all your friends". It has knocked the Dukan Diet off the top of the i Tunes diet book chart and a subsidiary of Penguin has bought it for a seven-figure sum.Skip breakfast Fulton says skipping breakfast will help to stop you becoming a "fadult" (that's a fat adult to you and me). "Skipping breakfast is a weight-loss disaster," says Patel."When you wake up your body produces cortisol, a stress hormone that helps store fat.The regime that promises a bikini body in six weeks has become an internet sensation.But can taking cold showers and skipping breakfast really help you lose weight faster?
I've also given Fulton's tips a try, in a (highly unscientific) experiment, to see how tough they are to stick to. He recommends exercising first thing in the morning on an empty stomach and then only eating once three hours have passed, so that your body is forced to burn stored fat rather than food.The book, by British sports scientist and personal trainer Paul Khanna, who goes by the pen name Venice A Fulton, offers controversial tips, such as skip breakfast, take cold baths and drink black coffee.