Don't write about fad diets': Women's minister tells magazines not to promote 'irresponsible' post-Christmas weight loss tips MP Jo Swinson urged magazines to ditch fad diets in new year editions In an open letter she said editors should encourage 'reasonable expectations' about weight loss | UPDATED: 11:52 GMT, 27 December 2012 Appeal: Jo Swinson co-founded the Campaign for Body Confidence Magazines have been urged not to promote 'miracle diets' to people worrying about losing weight after Christmas indulgence. Minister for Women and Equalities Jo Swinson has written an open letter to women's, men's, health, celebrity and gossip magazines appealing for them to 'shed the fad diets and fitness myths' in their new year editions. She appealed to editors to drop 'irresponsible, short-term solutions' and promote ways to lose weight healthily
Forget diets, just think yourself thin: Believing a meal is bigger than it is helps to curb your appetiteThe study, published in the journal PLoS ONE adds to evidence that our memory of what we have eaten plays a key role in dampening appetite | UPDATED: 07:55 GMT, 6 December 2012 Forget fad diets and soggy salads and think yourself thin. A study has shown that believing a meal was bigger than it actually was can curb appetite. One hundred men and women were shown either a large or small bowl of soup and then given it to eat.