Whilst monitoring a stream on one of the social media platforms, this picture caught our attention. It was attached to a post relating to a participant at Slimming World where conventional wisdom suggests that you can lose weight and include a slice of chocolate in your diet every day. Heaven for some ?
It doesn’t work. But then that’s the whole beautiful point of just such a commercial profit based company. They can enthusiastically scoop you up and take you along for the ride giving you part information leading to your rapid transformation from former large guy to socially acceptable beef cake and then step aside while you implode back into your former self only this time even fatter. And they collect the nice fat pay cheque when you re-apply for membership at the club. Ask Slimming World to produce a list of members over the years who have made it to target and then ask them to produce a list of those still at target after 6 months, 1 year two years five years: where are they now?
For all those diet clubs who tell you that you can lose weight, keep it off and still eat processed junk including such delights as above: Shame on You!
And for those of you caught in the diet trap, review the evidence and go back to the facts. Unless we conquer basic sugar addiction we will always be subject to the vagaries of health and weight gain.