Money worries are causing millions of us to pile on the pounds by comfort eating Financial problems are causing three quarters of people to ignore diet advice and turn to comfort eating80% of us are choosing cheap food over healthy By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:14 GMT, 18 April 2013 Money worries are causing millions of cash-strapped Britons to pile on the pounds, according to a new report.
A nation suffering from 'fat blindness': Average Briton is only prompted to go on a diet once the scales tip 13.7 stoneAverage weight has gone from 12.3 stone to 13.7 stone Unflattering photographs are a key weight loss trigger A quarter of the population are classified as obese By Emily Payne PUBLISHED: 14:57 GMT, 21 February 2013 | UPDATED: 15:05 GMT, 21 February 2013 Many overweight people are suffering from 'fat blindness', say experts Britons are increasingly suffering from 'fat blindness' and are failing to lose weight until they are obese, experts have warned.
NHS forks out 4million to send obese patients to Weight WatchersGPs routinely refer patients to the classes, which cost 45 for three monthsThe Weight Watchers courses are offered by two-thirds of care trustsExperts predict that half of all adults will be classified as obese by 2040Concerns that pro-Weight Watchers studies are funded by the organisation – the equivalent of 800,000 a year.
WeightWatchers really IS the best diet plan to follow if you want to shed the pounds, according to NHS research 80% of patients referred to three popular diet plans lost more than 11lbsSlimmers signed up to WeightWatchers were most likely to lose a significant amount of weight | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 19 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.
Could the OMG diet craze put young girls in danger Fears teenagers could be at risk from eating disordersSelf-published book has knocked the Dukan Diet from the top of the bestseller listCritics warn the word-of-mouth hit cynically targets impressionable teenagers | UPDATED: 07:04 GMT, 2 July 2012 It is the latest diet fad, urging weight watchers to soak in ice-cold baths, give up fruit and gulp down black coffee before exercise.
Low-fat salad dressing is 'bad for you': Study claims calorie-light versions contain fewer health benefitsFruit and veg have to be paired with correct fat dressing to get health benefits | UPDATED: 06:13 GMT, 21 June 2012 Dressing down: A new study claims that while low-fat salad dressings contain less calories, they also have fewer health benefits Choosing a low-fat dressing for your salad might help you keep your weight down because it has fewer calories – but you could lose some other health benefits, a study shows.