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. We compare and review the top 20 diets available in the UK, as well as slimming pills, fitness DVDs, and home exercise equipment, so you can pick the best. If you're new, check out Diet Basics first, or go straight to the Comparison Table below. Just click on the company logo for our independent review (conducted by a Cambridge-trained scientist, Dr. Lauren Mackenzie) and a link to the site.

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  Table Definitions

.Value Rating = Value
Design Rating = Efficiency
Service Rating = Support

Value Rating: Includes price of the diet and our assessment of what you actually get for your money.

Efficiency Rating: Our opinion of how well the diet helps you lose weight--quickest is not always best, as we value healthy, steady weight loss higher than quick loss likely to rebound.

Support Rating: This is our take on the level of support for weight loss and customer service in general. It is the least "scientific" rating, relying mainly on reports we've gathered from the net.

Philosophy: In a nutshell, the big idea behind the diet.

Support: Only some diet services offer a real support system for weight loss (which studies show improve results considerably), though this doesn't always mean a weekly group, as some online support options are excellent.

Cost: Costs for the diet over a given time--this is straightforward for the structured programmes, but is hard to estimate for the book-based diets where you then purchase all the food yourself.

Notes: Brief comments on a given diet. For more, read our in depth review by clicking the diet logo, or click Visit Site to be transferred to the actual diet's website.

 

Most Popular UK Diets & Weight Loss Services Ranked
Value, Efficiency, and Support    
(click for our review)

Ratings

Philosophy

Support

Cost

Notes

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Weight Watchers Review & Link

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Points-based low-calorie system Online support, plus optional group meetings £38.90 for first 3 months, then £9.95/month Largest, proven, steady weight loss method

Read Weight Watchers review
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Visit Weight Watchers Diet Service Site

Gillian McKeith Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Very healthy eating None (book) £9.24 for book, fresh ingrediants fairly pricey Diet of abundance, but much cooking Gillian McKeith Diet Review & Link
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Visit Gillian McKeith Diet Service Site

Go Lower Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Low-calorie/GI prepared meals delivered Online & phone counsellor support £8.75/day for food delivered Low calorie, aims for ~1 stone loss/month Go Lower Diet Review & Link
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Visit Go Lower Diet Service Site

Diet Watch Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Detailed online nutrition tracking Online support ~ £1.80 per week Most detailed logging system we've seen Diet Watch Review & Link
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Visit Diet Watch Diet Service Site

Tesco Diet Review & Link

Value Rating
Design Rating
Service Rating
Online nutrition tracking Online support £1.50 per week Good variety/ customised menus Tesco Diet Review & Link
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Visit Tesco Diets Diet Service Site

Fat Attack Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Intense fat "boot camp" Full onsite support £350 for long weekend Unparalleled workout & support Visit Fat Attack Review & Link
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Visit Fat Attack Diet Service Site

Hypnotic Tracks Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Hypnotic weight loss conditioning Online support £20 for Weight Loss track Top hypnotist, works w/BBC Hypnotic Tracks Diet Review & Link
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Visit Hypnotictracks Diet Service Site

Slimming World Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Healthy eating: red/green days Weekly meetings £55 for first 3 months Steady, healthy weight loss Slimming World Review & Link
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Visit Slimming World Diet Service Site

South Beach Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Low GI and heart healthy foods None (book) £8.44 for book, moderate priced diet Very healthy, but menu isn't cheap South Beach Diet Review & Link
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Visit South Beach Diet Diet Service Site

GI Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Low GI foods to avoid sugar rushes None (book) £8.49 for book, moderate priced diet Very healthy, but menu isn't cheap GI Diet Review & Link
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Visit GI Diet Diet Service Site

Slimfast Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Liquid replacement + healthy dinner None (book) No fixed price Boring but effective in short term Slimfast Review & Link
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Visit Slim Fast Diet Service Site

The Zone Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Strict 40:30:30 carb:protein:fat ratio None (book) £13.73 for book, moderate priced diet Very healthy, but hard to follow ratios The Zone Diet Review & Link
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Visit The Zone Diet Diet Service Site

Cambridge Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Total liquid meal replacement Weekly one-on-one meeting w/counsellor ~£34/week for everything Very Low Calorie Diet Cambridge Diet Review & Link
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Visit Cambridge Diet Service Site

Lighter Life Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Total liquid meal replacement Weekly group meetings w/counsellor £66/week for everything Very Low Calorie Diet Lighter Life Diet Review & Link
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Visit Lighter Life Diet Service Site

Rosemary Conley Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Low GI plus aerobics

Weekly meetings/ exercise

£10 for membership, £5.50/week Dubious spot loss claims, but healthy Rosemary Conely Diet Review & Link
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Visit Rosemary Conley Diet Service Site

Herbalife Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Liquid replacement + healthy dinner Weekly one-on-one meeting w/counsellor £68.50 for 3 weeks, not including dinners Good plan, not as extreme as some Herbalife Diet Review & Link
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Visit Herbalife UK Distributor Nutritionslim.co.uk

Hay Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Food combining None (book) £5.59 for book, moderate priced diet Been around since 1900s, still strong Hay Diet Review & Link
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Visit Hay Diet Service Site

Atkins Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Low Carbs None (book) £6.27 for book, pricey diet Health concerns over long-term use Atkins Diet Review & Link
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Visit Atkins Diet Service Site

Cabbage Soup Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
All cabbage soup None (book) £4.49 for book, bulk cabbage is fairly cheap Fad diet, unsustainable Cabbage Soup Diet Review & Link
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Visit Cabbage Soup Diet Service Site

Blood Type Diet Review & Link

Value Rating Design Rating
Service Rating
Eat foods suited to your blood type None (book) £4.62 for book, moderate priced diet Pseudo science Blood Type Diet Review & Link
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Visit Blood Type Diet Service Site

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