Don't panic, I've not 'gone off the rails' managed to lose another 1lb this week.
Do any of you fight what I call, 'the diet demons'? These are the thoughts in your head which question how diets work? I think it must be the scientist in me which questions claims that are made.
I mentioned last week that I have signed up to SW to give my weight loss a boost before our cruise in the summer, then the plan is to get back to NHS for that steady, sustainable loss (I don't think SW is sustainable, as the moment you eat normally, back comes the weight).
But I have been questioning the health benefits of SW, and for that matter other programmes of weight loss. For example free foods include things like Past and Sauce, Fat Free Super Noodles, fat Free flavoured yoghurts. Take a look at the ingredients in those things. Yes, they can help you lose weight, but they seem to be full of ingredients which can't be good for you, as well as lots of sugar. No-added sugar drinks are also full of what might be considered to be junk.
So fat is out of the window, but in comes sugar.
And on the subject of sugar, so much is now being written in scientific journals about the impact of sugar on our health, especially when hidden in foods which portray themselves as 'healthy'.
I noticed that Prof. Tim Spector from Imperial College, London has released a book called "The Diet Myth". Having read the introduction to this book it looks a fascinating read, backed up with scientific facts. The link to the free pages on Amazon is amazon.co.uk/The-Diet-Myth-...
Anyone else go through these thoughts and question as I do?
It seems the NHS plan is a sensible one and provides the best long term weight loss and sustainability.
Sorry to go on, but wanted to get this written down and find out the thoughts of others.
BTW if you are on SW or Weight Watchers this is not intended to disrupt your progress. They are excellent ways to lose weight, I'm just thinking of the longer term.