Do diets really work?

Many of us go through stages where we want to lose weight, this may be for health reasons, for a special occasion such as a wedding or after having a baby for example. There are a huge number of diet plans out there and often it is a game of trial and error to find out which one, if any suit you. If you find that you cannot stand to be hungry, then a diet that limits your meals and involves no snacking is probably not going to be the right one for you. If however you feel that you issue is what you eat not really the quantity then you may find a diet really helpful.

To start with you need to keep a food diary for a week or so to get a true picture of what it is you are eating. For some people this is enough to allow them to see where they are going wrong and they are then able to substitute some of their unhealthy snacks for healthy ones or cut them out completely.

Two of the major dieting companies are Sliming World and Weight Watchers. Both of these companies say that they do not really do diets, it’s more of a permeant change in the way we look at food and choices we make when it comes to eating.