Aussies spend $1mil a day to lose weight

AUSTRALIANS spend about $1 million a day trying to lose weight unsuccessfully, according to research.

Statistics suggest the majority of low fat dieters put the weight back on, but some Gladstone residents have had great weight loss success.

Jennifer McEachran bucked the trend and went down two dress sizes in less than two months. Unlike other dieters who may have achieved shortterm success, she wasn't part of the 97 per cent who ended up putting the weight back on and some-times gain more weight.

More than half a year later the weight has stayed off and she puts her commitment down to a motivation to look better.

Only 0.5 per cent questioned in another survey said they had the 'perfect body', while only two per cent felt happy about their body. Ninety five per cent said they felt unhappy about their body on a daily basis. Seven out of 10 women felt that their body image was preventing them living the life they wanted. But dieting isn't restricted to women.

More men are turning to weight loss to improve their health and looks.

Geordie Lawrence lost 10kg in less than two months when he started a diet in February.

Geordie was motivated by health reasons but each Gladstone resident has their own reasons for dieting and methods of losing weight.

What they all have in common is their commitment.

Natural Way diet expert Sandra Lynch said the clients she saw fail didn't reach their goals because of a lack of commitment.

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