(From Western Daily Press)
It all began so well. The idea of a New Year diet fed your good intentions throughout a season of overindulgence, then once January arrived you were hungry for a healthier lifestyle.
But, just days into your diet, the temptation of forbidden foods is already starting to eat into your New Year resolutions.
After Christmas, a plethora of fad diets fill our minds and stomachs. But according to Plymouth nutritional adviser and personal trainer Sarah Heaton we'd be better off going cold turkey when it comes to such diets.
She said diets were often doomed to fail because at the first sign of weakness people gave up completely.
They are a short-term option, she said, and instead we need to be looking at a long-term healthy eating plan.
Sarah, who is sports manager at Healthy Pulses independent health and sports nutrition shop in Plymouth's Pannier Market, said: "I hate the word diet. Diets …