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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.