Millions of people across the UK try to lose weight each year. Some are successful and keep the weight off but for many it becomes a familiar story of sticking to a diet and exercise plan for a few weeks before temptations lurking in the cupboard get the better of them and the gym trips dwindle... until next year. So, what is the secret of those who lose weight and keep it off?
In many cases those who fail with their weight loss goals are not those trying too little but are in fact those trying too hard. By putting themselves on a strict diet and exercise plan they are making a drastic change to their lifestyle which often cannot be maintained. Those who are successful often gradually change their diet, still allowing treats and enjoyable meals, and choosing exercise and sports they enjoy.