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View Poll Results: When choosing a diet what is the main thing you take into consideration?
Claims made by TV/magazine ads. 0 0%
Friends recommendations. 16 20.51%
Celebrities are doing it. 0 0%
Googling reviews. 11 14.10%
New and latest diet to hit the market. 1 1.28%
I've tried it before (worked before). 29 37.18%
Trying something new (other diets have failed). 8 10.26%
Other (reply on thread). 13 16.67%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

Nov 26th '14, 16:18 PM  
SoSlim Rising Star
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 242
Likes: 41

I want to eat healthily as a forever thing so I have decided to change the way I eat and cook, mostly that means less takeaway and microwave meals.

Belle xx
May 10th '15, 17:28 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: May 2015
Posts: 50
Likes: 4

I always do same calorie counting, I find it logical, effective and I lost 15 kg with it 4 years ago, 15 kg again this year (after pregnancy) and have a few more to go.
Jun 12th '15, 23:33 PM  
fatty pink
Socially Shy
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: southampton
Posts: 9
Likes: 1

i choose the most weight lost
Jun 25th '15, 08:04 AM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Essex
Posts: 12
Likes: 4

I do a lot of research i never do faddy diets endorsed by celebs that make outrageous claims. I have only tried weight watchers and slimming world, both also came recommended by friends. WW wasnt for me but SW is great.
May 8th '16, 18:33 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Port Talbot
Posts: 11
Likes: 1

I dont really class what I did when I lost 3stone a diet as such, I counted calories using MFP and lost 3stone. I ate what I wanted, when I wanted in moderation and increased the amounts of veg/fruit. I kept on increasing my activity levels, but didn't over do it.

Due to various factors, I put the weight back on, but using MFP just wasn't working for me, novelty wore off maybe? So decided to join SW for a different approach, and thought the emphasis on eating plenty of food, but the right foods, so not feeling hungry following the plan fit the attitude I have toward "dieting".
May 14th '16, 00:08 AM  
Socially Shy
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: christchurch
Posts: 1
Likes: 0

need to cater for a vegan
Jun 22nd '16, 14:54 PM  
Socially Shy
Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: South Manchester, North West England
Posts: 7
Likes: 1

I chose to join the SW plan as it seemed to show better longer lasting results.
Jan 10th '17, 16:41 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Oxford
Posts: 44
Likes: 6

Instagram helped me choose Slimming World
Aug 17th '17, 13:36 PM  
SoSlim Newbie
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 11
Likes: 5

I might be alone here, but every change I make I now base on reading research. Thanks to the Internet and sites like Google Scholar, it's easy to search for real scientific experiments that have been performed on various diets, habits, and strategies.

Pretty much everything I'm trying now is stuff I've looked up in medical journals first. I highly recommend it, if you can wade through all the medical-speak!
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