Weight loss programmes 'could help shed many pounds'

15 November 2011

Tailored weight loss programmes can help dieters lose a significant amount of weight, according to one expert.

Speaking on the British Medical Journal podcast entitled Watching Receptionists Watching Weight, Kate Jolly, a senior clinical lecturer in public health and epidemiology at the University of Birmingham, suggested that weight intervention programmes such as WeightWatchers and Slimming World are successful aides to encourage people to stick to their diets.

She said: "Slimming World is a similar programme - another commercially operated programme [which has] a similar structure. Rosemary Conley is a third commercial group that we used."

The Rosemary Conley diet differs slightly from the other two commercially operated plans in terms of having exercise as part of the group-based weekly session, according to Ms Jolly.

She commented that in all of the programmes offered by the organisation everyone taking part in the diets lost a significant amount of weight after 12 weeks of strictly keeping to the plans.

WeightWatchers is one of the leaders in diet plans for healthy and sustained weight loss and implements research and nutrition knowledge to put together tailored plans for customers, according to the company's ethos.

Posted by Jeanette Royston

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