I was thinking today, every diet plan I have been on in my life has taught me a bad habit, the first diet club I joined was when I had gained weight after my first child it was run by slimming magazine and was based on calorie counting, they taught me to eat ready meals and processed food, all the diet sheets gave meals based on tinned food or frozen ready meals, weight watchers taught me to eat sweets and treats in the evening in fact they even sold their own in the meetings. Another diet taught me to eat between meals because it was based on eating 5 times a day, there is nothing wrong with having 5 meals of 200 or300 calories a day but when the diet I over its too easy to continue eating 5 meals a day, slimming world made me lose my grip on portion control and when the diet was finished and I wasn't food combining any more I ate more than before. WW propoints reinforced the snacking habit. So much for diet guru's!!! When I was a girl the starvation level was classed at below 800 calories and 1000 calories was normal weight loss levelfor women, 1250 for men, then WW and others realised that if you lost 1/2 lb or 1lb a week they would get 3or 4 times as much money, you get people eating food they neither need or want because they have been told that if they don't eat right up to their limit they will not lose weight, yet a few days later when they fall for temptation they have no spare calories in the bank and the one bad day makes them stay the same or gain that week, another £5 for WW and another demoralised dieter.
Sometimes the only thing in life that you can control is what you put in your mouth!