In 2013, diet experts have been focusing on one thing: how to think yourself thin.
"Most women over 40 fail to lose weight and keep it off using this approach, they still think that deprivation and suffering is the key to weight loss. They rationalise that previous failures were due to insufficient commitment or willpower," explains Dr Ahnaimugan in his recent blog for HuffPost UK Lifestyle.
"But here's the truth: The more unpleasant you make losing weight, the less likely you will succeed."
He suggests that if you want to be slim, you need to focus your mind on developing a sustainable diet, which you both enjoy and will encourage weight loss.
A great place to start is with your food choices. Here are some delicious foods that health experts believe could help you on your road to diet enlightenment.
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