The nutritionist Dr Jonny Bowden claims that some foods inflate fat cells, while others shrink fat cells. His promotional material talks about most people suffering carbohydrate intolerance and that most people who are fat are fat because of an allergic reaction to carbohydrates. He talks about glucagon and the "Fat burning switch" HSL being turned off by Insulin causing carbohydrates.
Specifically, Bowdens claims on Unleash Your Thin that foods such as pasta turn off your fat burning switch while foods such as organic beef turn on your fat burning switch and that his weight loss program will "Show you exactly WHAT foods to eat and which to AVOID..." and how to "Dissolve body fat everywhere...".
It all feels to me like bad science, yet another fad diet with a rather expensive (but heavily discounted, to promote it) programme. But I would prefer to know if there is a scientific basis to these claims before I dismiss it entirely.
So, is there any scientific evidence to support the claims of fat-burning foods?