An inquiry by MPs has heard more than half the British public suffers from a negative body image.
The diet industry acknowledged the public had "unrealistic expectations" about weight loss, while critics argued there was no evidence diets work in the long term
The inquiry, which took evidence from academics, the public, industry, charities and other experts, heard that
- More than 95% of dieters regain the weight they lost
- 1.6 million people in the UK suffer eating disorders
- One in five people have been victimised because of their weight
More top news
More than 100 people are leaving a UK training centre on Sunday for the first time in two weeks.
The carnival season is nearing its traditional all-out Fat Tuesday celebration.
Some areas may remain cloudy and damp through the afternoon but it will be mild with highs reaching 14 Celsius.