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In the run up to the winter ‘season’ which starts around the end of November, everyone, or at least every woman, seems to be worried about losing weight and looking good. A favourite topic of discussion is how to lose weight for the forthcoming season of weddings and social commitments. On several occasions, brides-to-be have also sought my medical opinion on how to lose ‘those extra 10 pounds’ before the big day.
For most women and some men too, the answer is usually some fad diet or other. True, fad diets (whether they are low–carb, high–protein or liquids only) do help with rapid weight loss – but these are temporary fixes and in the long run, most fad diet followers find that they have ‘dieted themselves fat’.