Journalist and program maker Teun van de Keuken is not always honest about how he assesses his body. He looks outward about what he looks like, but is actually dissatisfied with his appearance, he writes in de Volkskrant .
"If I am honest, I am not always honest about my relationship to food and my body," says Van de Keuken. "In public, also towards friends and my family, I am relaxed about it: eat varied with a large share of fruit and vegetables, exercise occasionally (walking and cycling is fine) and do not worry if you eat a cake once. As long as everything in the body does it, you shouldn't worry about a roll of fat. "
"But that is public", Van de Keuken continues. "Things are different in the privacy of my own bathroom. Every morning - and often also in the evening - I stand on the scales."
The program maker is then not satisfied with his appearance in his bathroom. "I look in the mirror and see a belly that can go through with it," Van de Keuken assesses his body. "Yet I am dissatisfied with what I see: too fat, not muscular enough, not beautiful enough."
Van de Keuken follows a different diet every year this year and examines the effect on his weight and the lessons he can learn from all those diets. The program maker is assisted in this by sports dietician Esther van Etten and sports doctor Jessica Gal.