As soon as industry created “diet-specific foods” we lost sight of the key factor for success of weight loss. At some stage we have to wake up to the simple fact that putting less food into your mouth is the key factor in weight loss.
Where the problem lies for many people is having the required discipline required to overcome the desire to consume excess calories. Therefore targeting behaviour change is fundamental when working with any client who has the goal of achieving weight loss.
A weight loss diet should therefore contain rules that restrict access to certain foods. Some simple practical steps include removing sugary foods and high fat snacks such as biscuits and crisps from your cupboards, banning the purchase of food when you fill the car up with petrol and skipping the trip to the coffee shop on the way to work.