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Miracle foods and fad diets

Every now and then a miracle food or fad diet is announced that will help you lose weight effortlessly. They do not work.

Some are based on scientific evidence that has been misreported, distorted or used out of context. Others are simply silly and potentially dangerous.

Weight Concern will not give examples of this type of diet, because they do not need any more publicity.

Losing weight through eating healthily and being physically active will not only make it easier to maintain the weight loss, but will have additional benefits for your health. Other sections of this website give more detailed information on how to do this, and when you hear of the latest' diet revolution, remember: if it sounds too good to be true, it probably isn't good and isn't true.


Atkins diet



Rosemary Conley


Slimming World

Weight Watchers

Own brand 'healthier choice' type ready-meals

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