Mike Scott who runs TheDietGuy.Co.Uk was first featured back in 2005/2006 when he reduced his weight by 11 and a half stone (161 pounds) in 20 weeks using the Cambridge Diet, he then went on to have a breakdown before sorting himself out and is still at goal weight 5 years later and no longer diets.
Mike said 'I ran the survey for a month to prove the point that the diet industry is not working, we all know the statistics that 98% of people regain their weight within 12 to 24 months and this survey just proves that. It shows that 6 out of every 10 people have tried and failed on more than 20 diets in their lives and yet they are ready to try the 21st. I think it shows how amazing the human spirit is to keep trying to get slim and trim but the diet industry needs to help dieters by helping them holisticallly and not just selling them the next fad diet'
The survey also showed that 80% of people had tried and failed on more than 10 diets in their lifetime and did make sad reading and goes to explain why the country is dealing with the obesity crisis.
Mike said 'For me the goal is for people to do one more diet, get to goal weight and then stop dieting and just be healthy and do something more interesting with their lives than diet. I was a professional dieter for 20 years and was always on and off diets and worrying about my weight, it is a very tiring way to live your life and for me dealing with the real issues of why I got big in the first place was the key. I no longer use food for the sticky plaster emotional tool that I did in the past, I don't comfort eat anymore and therefore I don't struggle with my weight.'
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TheDietGuy.Co.Uk is a daily weight reduction mindset blog by Mike Scott who was featured in the national press in 2005/2006 after reducing his weight by 11.5 stone (161 pounds) in just 20 weeks.