Which diet method is best?
There are thousands of diet books, websites and fad products for sale, all of which promise great results and that 'perfect gym' body.
It is important to only choose scientifically based diet methods (see Medical References) which will give you a realistic chance to lose weight in a safe way.
Deciding to diet on your own is safe as long as you do not have any health conditions and you are not taking any prescription medications which might be affected by your diet. In this case, it is always better to ask your G.P. or pharmacist before starting.
Many medical conditions like high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes require the advice of a healthcare professional before embarking on a diet. Many prescription medications are also affected by dieting so it is always wise to check with your pharmacist or G.P. before starting a diet.
There are some reputable diet clubs which are sociable and give some good tips, but beware of claims like ‘you can eat as much of this food as you want‘ or ‘eat 5 times a day‘ etc.
Group sessions help some people to stay motivated, but others prefer to be weighed in private and supervised one to one in a private consultation room, such as those using Total Diet Replacement TDR.
Real diet results require real effort and a calorie reduction. Moving down the B.M.I. towards a healthy weight range not only helps your health but may also build confidence and self-esteem.