The average dieter in the UK starts and fails four new diets a year, losing an average of nearly half a stone before they start gaining the weight back again.
Today I’ve had a look at the easy ways to diet that promise results and tested ways to get your neck in shape too…
Five Day Miracle
Prolon launches this week and is the best diet I’ve tried
The best diet I’ve ever done (and I’ve done a lot!). ‘Fast-mimicking’ Prolon launches this week.
It’s 800 calories for five days – tasty kale biscuits, soups, nut and chocolate bars.
Your body fasts to repair and rejuvenate. It can cut heart disease and cancer risks.
I shifted weight I’ve tried to ditch for a YEAR and two months later KEPT it off. Tests showed reduction of fat around my internal organs too. It costs £225, but worth it. www.prolon.co.uk Daily
Unless you go to the gym you won’t lose weight with the Skinny Coffee Club alone
The Skinny Coffee Club programme contains coffee, siberian ginseng, spirulina, green tea extract and garcinia cambogia – good for metabolism, energy boosting and appetite reducing.
You drink before breakfast for 28 days. It tasted like normal coffee.
It reduce my appetite slightly and gave me a bit of a boost but unless you go to the gym I doubt you’d lose weight. I didn’t.
Worth swapping for your morning coffee if you buy on offer. It’s normally £24.95 hollandandbarrett.com
Comvita smells horrid but lowers cholesterol
One study showed consuming apple cider vinegar makes you feel fuller so you eat less.
I tried Comvita’s Apple Cider Vinegar with Manuka honey.
It smells horrid – vinegar/malt whisky! I put a teaspoon in water before each meal.
It was refreshing, I felt virtuous and fuller. I think that was just the water though!
Worth doing because it lowers cholesterol – if you can stomach it! comvita.co.uk
Cosmetic specialist Nyla Raja’s treatment is ‘worth saving up for’
Ultherapy Skin Lifting – about £1000 for a treatment that last two years – www.doctornyla.com
Neck firmness and texture is the main concern for women.
If you’ve got the cash – this is a winner. Cosmetic specialist Dr Nyla Raja used an ultrasound to stimulate and remodel collagen production.
It wasn’t pleasant, slight burning sensation.
My sensitive neck was bright red. But I would definitely have this again.
Saggy jowls and wrinkly skin disappear day by day. Results last about two years. Worth saving up for.
Dr Levy’s cream comes at an ‘eye watering’ price
Dr Levy Switzerland’s Decolletage Regenerating Silk cream – 50 ml/£290 www.drlevyswitzerland.com This is an A-list favourite and claims to prevent fine lines and loss of volume while stimulating cells to produce collagen and elastin.
This has the most luxurious thick, velvety, serum texture and instantly melts into skin, fills lines and softens skin. My skin looked less dry. 5/7
But I wouldn’t pay this eye watering price for a cream.
This range has been a winner since it launched ten years ago
No7 Restore & Renew Face and Neck multi action serum – 50ml/£36 – www.boots.com This range has been a winner since it was launched ten years ago.
This new serum contains the same ingredients plus extra ingredients to restore strength in the skin and eliminate neck crepiness.
It claims to be the first serum to give agedefying results for face AND neck.
I liked this. A creamy serum, sinks straight in, had a slight tightening effect. For the price I thought this was brilliant. Will keep using.