Diets and weight-loss are big business, and all of a sudden this nutrition plan or that fitness-and-health regime becomes the focus of media attention.
For those of us who seem to spend our whole lives trying to lose weight, it's a big temptation to try out these new ideas the moment they hit the headlines. Remember, though, that if you need to lose a substantial quantity of weight, you should opt for a healthy weight-loss plan under strict medical supervision.
We are all different and a diet is far more likely to work if it is personalised to take into account bodily needs and lifestyle. And don't overlook the general guidelines for sensible dieting: