Zoë Harcombe

Zoë Harcombe

Dr. Zoë Harcombe is a Cambridge graduate and author of six books including Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim? (2004 & 2013); Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight (2008) and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? (2010).

Zoë has a PhD in public health nutrition. Her thesis used meta-analysis to examine the evidence for the dietary fat guidelines (30% total fat/10% saturated fat). A number of peer-reviewed articles have emanated from this work.

Appearing regularly on radio and TV, regionally and nationally, Zoë has had the opportunity to participate in: Sky News; Steve Wright in the Afternoon; Radio 4’s The Food Programme; ITV’s Tonight programme; and BBC Newsnight.

Zoë passionately believes that current dietary advice is wrong and that populations need to return to eating the real food that we ate before we had epidemics of obesity and diabetes. Apparently this is a controversial proposition! Zoë shares her views at conferences worldwide and in her highly-accessed diet and nutrition blog (www.zoeharcombe.com).

Zoë lives with her husband and rescue animals in the Welsh countryside surrounded by food, a.k.a. sheep, hens and cows.