The Medical Research Council believe that slimming clubs like Weight Watchers might be the answer to Britain’s obesity crisis and could be prescribed by the NHS in the future.
Whilst I have never advocated points systems or calories counting, I do believe that any kind of group meeting that motivates others to shed pounds together can only be a good thing. The power of a group to support each other in losing weight and getting fitter and healthier is often stronger than the power we have over ourselves to go it alone.
We all approach weight loss differently according to our personality types. Dieters who attend slimming clubs are normally very motivated by clear structure, group support and accountability, whilst other slimmer are cheesed off and embarrassed by the whole concept, preferring to go it alone with dieting books, exercise plans or seeing a nutritionist. Whatever works for you is what matters.
Here are some extra tips..
Form your own slimming club
If you dread the thought of slimming clubs and public weigh ins then set up your own club with trusted friends and family and motivate each other. Your don’t necessarily have to use a points system, you may want to choose your own diet book to stick to.
One size does not fit all!?
Know what works for you. Successful dieters have a tried and tested method honed over many years of trial and error. So experiment with different healthy weight loss plans and get to know what works for you and your lifestyle.
Understand why you can’t lose weight
If you have tried every diet under the sun, you eat healthily, exercise and still can’t lose the weight then you need to investigate this further. Your GP or nutritionist will be able to run tests and help you discover any underlying hormonal conditions or food intolerances etc.