A Big Problem With The Weight Loss Industry

This is quite a short blog post today, but after reading a very insightful piece in the Guardian on the diet industry, I thought this needed to be shared.

For example, did you known that Slimfast is owned by Unilever, the same company that owns Ben and Jerry’s and Walls Sausages?

Fat profits: how the food industry cashed in on obesity – The Guardian

I’ve also found this very interesting infrograph:

Image courtesy of Diet Diva
Image courtesy of Diet Diva

What do you think about the weight loss industry? Have you had a good or bad experience from it? Comment below!



  1. There is only one surefire way to lose weight. Burn more calories than you consume. Everything out there is either some sort of variation on that theme, or a worthless (or even fraudulent) gimmick.

    1. I agree, I used to buy low fat natural yoghurt until I checked the label at the back, the removed fat was just replaced with sugar, making it just as unhealthy, if not more. Unfortunately, food companies have marketing specialists who know exactly how to play people.

  2. I find it almost impossible to diet, as I get hungry, tired and miserable. I can cut down for about three days before the bad moods kick in… then I’m really hungry, can’t stand it and eat loads and loads to make up for what I hadn’t eaten before. On the rare occasions that I have persevered I just end up feeling rather weak too. So no, I don’t think dieting is good at all.

  3. Dieting only causes you to yoyo. and diet companies don’t actually want you to lose the weight long term otherwise they lose revenue. They want you to lose just enough to convince others to join up.

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