Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

Rise of the Boomerang dieters: Sales of slimming products soar as we all start dieting again in time for summer Sales of diet products up 46%, says online pharmacyLargely driven by people who began dieting in January, but who quickly failed, says Chemist DirectNow frantically trying to slim as summer approaches By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 10:29 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 Chemist Direct claims that sales of products such as Slimfast and BioBurn have risen by 46 per cent If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone.

Could herbal pill cure your cravings for fatty foods by making them unappealing?

Could herbal pill cure your cravings for fatty foods by making them unappealingPlant extract stopped people eating three minutes earlier than counterparts Participants reported no side effects By Louis De Bernires and Louise Eccles PUBLISHED: 00:37 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 17:44 GMT, 2 March 2013 A new herbal supplement claims to dramatically reduce people's appetite and make fatty foods seem less appealing.

Women dieters don"t eat any less yet they DO feel more guilty

Women dieters don't eat any less – they just feel guiltier about it 148 women were left alone to sample chips and apples Those who said they regularly went on diets ate just as much as the other women but felt more guilty Despite good intentions restraint eaters 'gain nothing' By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:01 GMT, 1 March 2013 | UPDATED: 13:53 GMT, 1 March 2013 Women dieters do not actually cut the amount they eat and simply end up feeling guilty about food, according to new research.

The secret to weight loss? Ditch the booze, dieters told

The secret to weight loss Ditch the booze, dieters told Few of us realise that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuitsOr that two glasses of wine will take 52 minutes of walking to burn off While fat contains nine calories per gramme, pure alcohol comes a close second with seven calories per gramme By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 08:41 GMT, 2 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:25 GMT, 2 January 2013 Diet disaster: Few of us count 'liquid calories' when we're trying to lose weight, despite their high calorie content Dieters are underestimating the effect of alcohol weight loss, with few realising that a pint of lager has the same number of calories as three chocolate biscuits.

On a diet? Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON"T trick you into eating less

On a diet Filling up on fruit and vegetables WON'T trick you into eating lessBeing on a fruit- and vegetable-heavy diet made no long-term difference to fullness, researchers foundAdding fruit juice before meals actually boosted hunger and weight gain It goes against the theory that people should 'fill up' on lots of fruit and veg to help them feel full for longer | UPDATED: 16:24 GMT, 3 December 2012 The dieters among us are often advised to fill our plates up with fruit and vegetables at meal times to avoid gobbling down calorie laden fare later in the day.

Older women should skip dessert if they want to lose weight long-term

Older women should skip dessert if they want to lose weight long-term Post-menopausal women face a natural decline in energy levels which makes it harder to shed weightEating fruit and vegetables helps with weight-loss long-term | UPDATED: 14:39 GMT, 28 August 2012 Losing weight can be especially tricky for post-menopausal women as they face a natural decline in energy levels.

Dessert with breakfast HELPS your diet (by beating cravings)

Dessert with breakfast HELPS your diet (by beating cravings) Hunger hormone levels dropped further among participants allowed a sweet treat in the morning | UPDATED: 15:13 GMT, 26 June 2012 Adults who were allowed to have a cookie or cake with breakfast as part of a low-calorie diet lost more weight in the long-run than those who were not allowed a dessert Good news for dieters – having a sweet treat at breakfast can actually help you lose pounds and keep them off for longer.

Diet tips: Cut out 300 calories for good or you"ll pile the pounds straight back on

Lost weight Cut out 300 calories for good or you'll pile the pounds straight back onExperts now know why so many dieters pile the pounds straight back onSlimmers need to eat less than someone of the same weight who has not dietedThe phenomenon is caused by the effect dieting has on the way muscles work | UPDATED: 07:14 GMT, 16 May 2012 As every slimmer knows, it is when the diet ends that the hard work really begins.