are assigned one of five calorie levels of between 1300 and 1850 calories per day, based on their gender and current weight.
Professor Fiona Gribble, pictured, tests the dieters
again to measure what effect shedding pounds has had on their metabolic rate and has some useful tips to get the scales heading south again.
Lee Smith, managing director of the firm, said that the key for many dieters
is not how much they eat but when they do it.
It's possible that the more-ambitious dieters
picked that option.
Research also shows 48% of dieters
switch plans every six months.
After about three months, a new study found, obese dieters
who drank two cups of water before each meal lost 5 pounds more than a group of dieters
who didn't increase their water intake.
The study found that the dieters
lost the same amount, 6.
After two years, low-carb dieters
had lost an average of 5.
Researchers discovered that these are directly linked to how disciplined dieters
are about their dieting.
Around 53% of Welsh dieters
lied to themselves about their calorie intake and 42% skipped breakfast to reduce it.
are told to eat three fat-free or low-fat carb snacks a day, two before meals and one before bedtime.
Just as important were the improvements in self-esteem and depression that the women in the intervention group experienced, improvements none of the dieters