Weight-loss groups – useful or not?
Nutritionist Sarah Browne recommends joining a weight-loss group if you like the idea of group support and a weekly structure.
“They can be really good for keeping you motivated, particularly as there’s a weekly weigh-in,” she says. WeightWatchers has just launched a new system called ProPoints which allows you to eat as much fruit as you like and gives you a weekly allowance to incorporate treats into your diet. See www.weightwatchers.ie.
As well as this, Irish company Unislim is currently running a healthy eating and fitness campaign Shape Up Ireland in conjunction with the Irish Daily Mail. See www.unislim.com.