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Secrets of Successful Dieters

A national survey carried out by Booth Research Services for the Calorie Control Council, based on a sample of 1200 people aged 18 and older, reveals that some people are losing weight successfully.

So What Are the Secrets?

Men and women alike feel that in order to watch their weight they need to pay attention to both fat and calories. Additionally, the top five most popular ways of losing and controlling weight are:

  1. Exercise
  2. Cut down on foods high in fat and sugar
  3. Use reduced fat and sugar free foods and beverages.
  4. Eat smaller portions of favourite foods
  5. Combine calorie reduction with exercise

It seems that we are getting the message-short term diets do not work, but making long term lifestyle commitments to better eating and regular physical activity do result in successful weight loss. We are also realising that restrictive diets, diet pills, crash diets and fasting are counterproductive. These weight management methods were used the least, the survey revealed.


"The survey confirms that successful weight loss means adopting sensible behaviours" said Lyn O'Brien Nabors, executive vice president of the Calorie Control Council. Pills, fad diets and cutting out certain foods and food groups just aren't working - and consumers are finally understanding this. To lose pounds, you've basically got to lighten up and also get moving’.

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