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Bad Advice Blamed as Most Aussies Failed to Lose Weight in 2010

by Kathy Jones on January 24, 2011 at 2:11 PM
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 Bad Advice Blamed as Most Aussies Failed to Lose Weight in 2010

A new research has suggested that one in two Australians tired to shed some extra kilos in 2010, but failed because of bad advice.

Australia's Healthy Weight Week Report surveyed more than 1000 Australian adults to investigate how many were attempting to lose weight, their success and where they get their advice.

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The Dietitians Association of Australia said one of the reasons behind their failure is that people sought weight-loss advice from diet books and magazines rather than from professional dietitians.

Clare Collins, Dietitians Association of Australia spokeswoman, said it was disappointing that only one in 10 Australians trying to lose weight sought advice from a dietitian.
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"If you have a toothache, you see a dentist. If your drains are blocked, you call in a plumber. For expert weight-loss advice, you need to see an accredited practising dietitian," the Courier Mail quoted her as saying.

Collins said accredited practising dietitians were trained to tailor weight-loss plans to individuals and factor in any previous weight loss attempts to give people their best shot at losing weight.

"To lose weight, your efforts need to incorporate healthy lifestyle changes that you can stick with over the long-term.

"For some people that might only mean cutting back on one daily treat, choosing a smaller dinner plate and getting off the bus one stop earlier, but the best approach will be different for everyone," she added.

Source: ANI
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